Graduate Studies

Admission to Graduate Programs

Application Steps

1) Online Graduate Studies Application

Complete the Graduate Studies online application to express your interest in becoming a USI Graduate Student. Apply today!

I'm an International applicant.

2) $40 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $40 application fee to complete their graduate application. Pay here!

Is my fee waived?

The Graduate application fee is waived for:

  • Veterans or those currently serving in the US Armed Forces
  • Current USI employees
  • Fullbright Scholars
  • McNair Scholars
3) Official Transcript Submission

Graduate Studies requires every degree seeking applicant to request all official transcripts from every attended university or college. Failure to submit official transcripts from every institution will impede admission. Coursework from one institution reported as transfer credit on another school's transcript does not constitute an official transcript. USI transcripts do not need to be requested.

Where do I send my transcripts?

Official transcripts must be sent from the previous university to Graduate Studies by email (

Universities that are unable to send transcripts electronically can mail sealed transcripts to:

USI Graduate Studies
8600 University Blvd
Evansville, IN 47712
4) Graduate Program Application Process

For more information regarding specific program requirements and program application deadlines, refer to the Graduate Program page.

MBA Applicants

  1. Submit resumes with references by email to
  2. USI will perform your first class registration and send the results to your USI email account (MBA online, accelerated students only). Please complete the MBA orientation to familiarize yourself with the program, plan your degree path and enroll in additional courses.
  3. Upon receiving an offer of admission to the MBA program you agree to abide by the University's policies regarding enrollment in and/or withdrawal from courses. Information regarding these policies may be found on the Registrar's website.

Graduate Studies Admission Criteria

  • Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  • Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  • Re-applying? Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.
  • Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.


Graduate Studies Office

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