The Ball State Graduate School has admission requirements for all applicants, which vary depending on the type of degree you plan to pursue. Also, please note that many programs have additional requirements or materials that you might need to provide with your application.

Dates and Deadlines

Check with the program advisor for those dates.

Requirements by Program Type

Master’s Degree Programs

Our master's degree programs require you to meet at least the following criteria; however, many programs have additional requirements or admission standards. Please check with your specific program of interest for these details.

Degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.

GPA

You must have earned a minimum of a 2.75 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.

GRE

Not all programs require a GRE, but if yours does, Ball State's Institution Code is 1051. GRE scores are only valid for five years from their date of administration.

Program Requirements

Our graduate certificate programs require you to meet at least the following criteria; however, many programs have additional requirements or admission standards. Please check with your specific program of interest for these details.

Degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.

GPA

You must have earned a minimum of a 2.75 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.

Program Requirements

Our doctoral degree programs require you to meet at least the following criteria; however, many programs have additional requirements or admission standards. Please check with your specific program of interest for these details.

Degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.

Some doctoral programs (but not all) require a master's degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.

GPA

  • bachelor's degree – You must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.
  • master's degree (when required) – You must have earned a minimum of a 3.2 GPA from the master's degree-granting institution.

GRE

Not all programs require a GRE, but if yours does, Ball State's Institution Code is 1051. GRE scores are only valid for five years from their date of administration.

Program Requirements

To be admitted to graduate study toward a specialist in education degree, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an earned master’s degree or equivalent degree from a college or university that is accredited by our regional accrediting association.
  • Have a cumulative GPA on the master’s degree of at least 3.2 on a scale of 4.0.
  • Have had at least two years of successful teaching experience or appropriate professional experience.
  • Any additional admission standards established by the academic unit responsible for each specialist in education degree program.

Program Requirements