You must first apply and be approved to Ball State’s Graduate School or International Admissions. Be sure to note that not all documents are sent to the same place.
Prepare and submit these materials directly to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography at the following address:
Jill S. M. Coleman, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Geography, CL 425
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Submit the following materials to either the Graduate School or International Admissions
Assistantships deadline: If you wish to be considered for an assistantship, complete your application by March 15 for admittance in the following academic year. Assistantships are on a competitive basis and include a nine-month tuition coverage and a stipend. If you are a new applicant and wish to be considered for an assistantship, be sure to indicate this on the Graduate School application and in your statement of interest letter; there is no separate assistantship application for new applicants. Decisions about assistantships are generally made in late March.
Other: Students are encouraged to apply for a fall semester start; however, applications will also be considered for spring admittance. We do not admit students for a summer start. For those not necessarily seeking departmental assistantship support, applications are due six-weeks prior to the start semester (i.e., July 15 for fall semester and November 15 for spring). Departmental assistantship support is not likely for applicants after the March 15 deadline (for following fall semester admission) of for spring admissions. Applicants are encouraged to seek potential assistantship or funding opportunities through other academic and university divisions.
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