Admissions Procedure

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Admissions Procedure

Individuals seeking admission to the WED master's degree program must meet all requirements established by the Graduate School and the Department of Workforce Education and Development.

The Director of Graduate Programs for the Department evaluates all applications and makes the decision to grant or deny admission.

To apply for admission, the application requirements listed below must be met and materials submitted in the online application.

Select "Workforce Education and Development - MSEd" as the major when completing the application. Confirm all steps are completed and required documents uploaded before you submit your application. Once your application is submitted, you cannot make any changes.

SIUC requires a $65.00 non-refundable application fee. You must pay the fee online by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is paid and all information is submitted.

It is recommended that you print this page to use as a reference while completing the online application.

Admission Requirements

  • A 2.7 GPA of a completed bachelor's degree
  • A career goal consistent with the mission of the Department
  • Relevant professional or technical experience (at least two years is recommended)

Application Materials

  • Driver's License
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • International student information (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts must be submitted if they are not already on file at SIUC
  • Career goal statement

Deadlines to submit application materials are as follows:

Application deadlines for Master’s Students Spring Summer Fall
U.S. applicants First Friday in December First Friday in May First Friday in August
U.S. applicants who will be attending off campus courses & only summer courses on campus First Friday in May
International applicants currently in the U.S First Friday in December First Friday in May First Friday in August
International applicants (Outside the U.S.) 10/23 2/15 4/1