Your first step in taking program courses is to apply and meet the admission requirements of the Ball State Graduate School.
Once you are admitted, the program advisor will contact you and request documentation that you meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Have a current teaching license and at least one year of teaching experience.
- Be currently teaching at a community college.
- Have permission of the chair of the Ball State Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Admission to Ball State is selective, and we carefully evaluate all application on an individual basis. Applying for admission is easy. Use our convenient, comprehensive, and secure online application.
The process to apply to our program will be slightly different depending on which term you plan to start your courses.
Students from Other States
Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.
If the degree is offered only in an online format, U.S. policies will not allow you to come to the U.S. and take only online courses. However, you may be able to study online from your home country.
International Students Studying Online Only
If you’re an international student, in addition to meeting the requirements above, you will first need to meet the admission requirements for international graduate students. For information about the international admission process, contact International Admissions.
If you are receiving sponsorship from your government for your studies, please confirm with your sponsor that you are permitted to enroll in online education courses. It is your responsibility to determine if you can enroll in online courses per your sponsor (if applicable), and the laws and policies of your nation and the United States.
International Students Studying on Campus
You can only study on campus if the degree has either an on-campus or blended option. Online only degrees cannot be taken on campus. If you’re an international student and wish to study on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana, you will first need to meet the admission requirements for international graduate students. For information about the international admission process, contact the International Admissions.
Admission deadlines for international students are earlier.
Please review the admission deadlines from International Admissions so that there is plenty of time to review your application before enrollment deadlines.