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Admission to Ball State is competitive, so apply early to pursue a master's, doctorate, or specialist degree; obtain a graduate certificate or licensure; or take graduate courses. Application procedures vary depending on your needs.

Learn more about submitting transcripts.

Be sure to also contact the department of your desired area of study—most have their own admission requirements and/or a separate application. You can also obtain information on assistantship opportunities from the department.

PLEASE NOTE: The School of Nursing is no longer accepting graduate applications for fall 2013. Please contact the School of Nursing for information about future terms. 

Not sure what program to pursue? Review our resources on selecting a program or attend an information session.

First-Time Graduate and Transfer Students
If you have never been enrolled for graduate study at Ball State, choose an option below.


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Request an application by calling 866-285-GRAD (4723) or e-mail your request.
Include your name, address, area of interest, and specific materials needed.
International Applicants: Apply through the Rinker Center for International Programs

The GRE Institution Code for Ball State University is 1051.

Reenrolling Students
If you previously attended Ball State as a graduate student but have not been enrolled during the past year (consecutive fall and spring semesters), contact the Graduate School.

Workshop Students
If you are interested in taking a graduate-level workshop that does not count toward a degree, apply for workshop enrollment through the Graduate School.

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