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Everything You Need to Know Applying to University of Southern Indiana's Graduate Studies

Table of Contents

  • Choosing Graduate School at USI (pg. 3)
  • What Kind of Candidates Does USI Look For? (pg. 4)
  • Do this Before You Apply (pg. 5)
  • Ready to Apply (pg. 6)
  • Review Process (pg. 7)
  • After Acceptance (pg. 7)
  • Financing Graduate School (pg. 8)
  • Graduate Assistantships (pg. 9)

Choosing Graduate School at USI

If you're thinking about applying to a master's, doctoral or graduate certificate program at the University of Southern Indiana, then this resource is a must-read. We've put this guide in order to provide you with an in-depth look at USI's graduate programs and application process. The content here will show you how to best prepare your application in order to present yourself as the most appealing candidate possible.

What Kind of Candidates Does USI Look For?

At the University of Southern Indiana, we look for forward-thinking and innovative applicants. While having an above average undergraduate GPA and impressive test scores are a plus for any prospective graduate student, USI is dedicated to accepting individuals from many walks of life who seek to embrace progress.

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
A minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 graduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Sufficient test scores if applicable. This may include GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS.

Do this Before You Apply:

First, review the minimum admissions requirements for your program of interest. While you're there, view any application documents that will need to be submitted while completing the application. This could include resume/CV, reference letters, personal statement or a written sample.

Second, plan to prepare for and take any required entrance exams. This may include the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS exam. To see if your program of interest requires an entrance exam, please visit their website.

All international applicants are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam. Exeptions include:

  • applicants whose native language is English
  • graduated from an American university in which the language of instruction is English

Third, review your program's application and document deadlines. Materials must be received by Graduate Studies prior to the posted dates. This information can be found on your program of interest's website.

Ready to Apply

After you have completed the previous steps, you're ready to begin the application!

  • Create an application account
  • Complete the application and pay the non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Submit your official transcripts from all institutions where credit was received
  • Submit all required application materials

Reviewal Process

After you submit your application and required materials/documents - what happens next?

Your application is reviewed by the Director of Graduate Studies. Next, and if you meet the minimum requirements, your application is passed along to the program's admission committee for a final review. Once the program has made a final decision, you will be notified.

After Acceptance

Upon receiving an acceptance to USI via email, you are encourgaged to complete the online Gradute Student Orientation. The orientation will provide helpful instruction, guides and resources as your transition as a graduate student at the University of Southern Indiana.

Unfortunatley, acceptances are not offered to all applicants. Applicants that are denied admission will receive notification via email.

Financing Graduate School

The University of Southern Indiana has several options to help finance graduate school. Upon acceptance, please navigate to our website for more information regarding financial support and scholarship opportunities.

Graduate Assistantships

USI typically hires over 40 graduate students as Graduate Assistants throughout the acadmic year. GA positions are incredibly rewarding and highly competitive. If selected as a GA, students receive an hourly wage and tuition and fee waivers during their contract. Additionally, the experience and knowledge gained throughout the assistantship cannot be beat!

Graduate Study at USI

The University of Southern Indiana is located in Evansville, Indiana. Southern Indiana is noted for our compassion and commitment to our community. In fact, Graduate Studies at USI promises to "...provide the bridge to graduate education for aspiring, seasoned and diverse learners."