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Choosing Graduate Studies at USI

The University of Southern Indiana offers 2 doctoral, 13 masters, and over 10 graduate and post-master's certificate options. We provide flexible modes of course delivery, including: online, accelerated, on-campus and hybrid options. If you are thinking about applying to a master's or doctoral program at the University of Southern Indiana, this guide is a must-read.

Online Programs

  • Doctor of Education (website)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (website) - CCNE Accredited
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice* (website)
  • Master of Science in Education (website)
  • Master of Arts in English (website)
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (website)
  • Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Poilcy & Culture (website)
  • Master of Business Administration* (website) - AACSB Accredited
  • Master of Health Administration* (website)
  • Master of Public Administration (website)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (website) - CCNE Accredited
  • Master of Science in Sport Management* (website) - COSMA Accredited

*Online, Accelerated (7-week) courses

On-campus/Hybrid Programs

  • Master of Arts in Communication (website)
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (website) - ACOTE Accredited
  • Master of Social Work (website) - CSWE Accredited

Post Master's Certificates

  • Addiction Science (website)
  • Educational Leadership & Administration (website)
  • Nursing (7 tracks) (website) - CCNE Accredited
  • Dual Credit English Teaching* (website)

Graduate Certificates

  • Administrator in Training Residency (website)
  • Cultural Awareness Training* (website)
  • Post-Acute Care (website)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages* (website)
  • Teacher License Addition in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (website)
  • Advance Instructional Communication (website)
  • Instructional Communication (website)
  • Nonprofit Administration (website)
  • Public Administration (website)

*Certificate programs that are not offered online

Who Are We Looking For?

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university
Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA (some programs have a higher GPA requirement)
Minimum 3.0 Graduate GPA (for those that have already completed graduate coursework)

Your Next Move

First, review all admission requirements for both Graduate Studies and the program of interest.
Second, complete the online Graduate Studies Application
Third, submit all required documents (i.e. official transcripts, resume, references, GRE/GMAT score, TOEFL/IELTS score...)

Ready to Apply?

  • Complete the online Graduate Studies Application, pay the $40 application fee.
  • Submit required supplemental items to your application account. Items may include resume, letters of reference, personal statement, etc.
  • Submit official transcripts to Graduate.Studies@usi.edu. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent from the previous institution to Graduate Studies. Students can not forward transcripts.
  • View additional International admission requirements (if applicable).

Review Process

Once your Graduate Studies application is complete, a review by the Graduate Studies Director will occur. The review insures all Graduate Studies materials have been properly submitted and all minimum requirements are met.

After the Graduate Studies review, your completed application is passed to the program's review committee for a final decision.

Final Decision

Some programs have admission deadlines and final decisions will be sent after that date. For other programs without deadlines, final decisions are typically sent within two weeks upon completed application.

Let's Talk

Please schedule an appointment (either online or in-person) to meet with a Graduate Studies Representative.

Phone: 812-465-7015
Email: Graduate.Studies@usi.edu

Apply today.