Application Requirements By Program

* Letter(s) of Recommendation have to be submitted by the referees directly and electronically. Students cannot upload referee letters.

Official Transcripts from all higher education institutions/colleges/universities attended must be submitted:

  1. The official transcripts must be sent directly from each university electronically either through www.escript.com, www.parchment.com or  www.studentclearinghouse.com . They can also be sent  by mail  in a sealed envelope  signed by the university registrar.  Unofficial transcripts are not accepted. An official transcript is not required for Chicago State University earned credits.
  2. A Course by Course evaluation of all foreign educational credentials (transcripts) is required and must be reported directly to the university by any of the following and/or professional evaluation service agencies: Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
Degree/Program List Of Documents Required
Bilingual Education (MSED)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Personal Essay
  • Resumé
  • One Letter of Recommendation*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

Biological Sciences (M.S)

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Business Administration (M.B.A)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

  • GMAT or GRE Score Report

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

 

Counseling-Clinical Mental Health (M.A)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Counseling-School Counseling (M.A)

  • Application Processing Fee($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Criminal Justice (M.S)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • UG (Social Paper)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Computer Science (M.S)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Creative Writing (M.F.A)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay ( Doubled Spaced 5 Pages)
  • Portfolio
  • GRE Score Report
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

Curriculum & Instruction- C&I, Early Childhood Education (MSED)

 

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

Curriculum & Instruction- C&I, Instructional Foundations (MSED)

 

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

Early Childhood Education (MSED)

 

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Educational Leadership (M.A)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • GRE Test
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
      • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
      • Bank Statement.

Educational Leadership & Administration-Higher Education Administration(M.A)

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Experience Verification Letter
  • Official Transcripts*

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

Educational Leadership & Administration-Principal Preparation (M.A)

 

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Experience Verification Letter
  • Electronic Portfolio

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Elementary Education (M.A.T)

    

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
English (M.A)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • English Graded Paper
  • GRE Score Report
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Geography (M.A)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Graduate-at-large (Non-Degree)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Proof of Bachelors' Degree(Unofficial Final Transcript or Copy of Diploma)

Note: International applicants have to submit an unofficial copy of the WES/ECE Evaluation.

 

History (M.A)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Writing Sample (12-15 Pages)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

Library & Information Science - Online only (M.S)

 

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.

Mathematics (M.S)

  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • GRE Score Report
  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Occupational Therapy (M.O.T)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • 40 hours of Volunteer Experience*  (Volunteer Experience and Letter of Recommendation need to be submitted independently. Even if the recommender is the same person).
  • Official Transcripts*

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Physical Education - Online Only (MSED)
  • Application Processing Fee($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Public Health (MPH)
  • Application Processing Fee($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • GRE Test
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Secondary Education ( MSED)
  • Application Processing Fee($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Secondary Education K-12 Education (M.A.T)
  • Application Processing Fee($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Social Work (MSW)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resume(Work, Education, Voluntary)
  • 2-3 Page Typed Essay
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Special Education-Certified Teachers (MSED)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Special Education-Initial Certification (MSED)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.
Technology & Performance Improvement Studies - Online Only (MS)
  • Application Processing Fee ($30)
  • Resumé
  • Personal Essay
  • Three Letters of Recommendations*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)
  • Official Transcripts*(Read instructions at the top of the Page)

Additional required documents for International applicants only:

  • A Course by Course evaluation from  Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Educational Service (WES).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL/ IELTS Official Score Report or waiver Application
  • International Student Packet:
    • Financial statement Form and Certificate of sponsorship- Documents need to be notarized.
    • Bank Statement.