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SIU Carbondale Department of Political Science
APPLICATION TO GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Graduate School has resources for any questions you might have about graduate studies at SIU Carbondale. 

Every application has to be submitted through the Graduate School’s on-line application.

All applications need to be complete and submitted by January 15th.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

GPA REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Program 2.70 or higher GPA
Doctoral Program 3.25 or higher GPA

CURRENT APPLICATION FEE: $65.00

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: 1-2 page-length

RESEARCH STATEMENT: 1-2 page-length

RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE: No page-length requirement

GRE SCORES: GENERAL EXAM – MINIMUM REQUIRED
Cumulative Score = 300 (according to the new scoring system)

TOEFL SCORES (International applicants only): The TOEFL TEST OR IELT TEST, for International Applicants, must be taken within 2 years of the date of requested admission.

TOEFL SCORES – MINIMUM REQUIRED

  • Internet Based = 100
  • Computer Based = 250
  • Paper Based = 600

IELTS TEST

  • Minimum score required = 7.0

RECOMMENDATIONS: 3 recommendations

TRANSCRIPTS and DIPLOMAS/PROOF OF DEGREE CONFERRED: Although the student may upload either unofficial or official transcripts and diplomas to the website, if the student is offered admission the Graduate School requires the applicant to provide official paper copies of all transcripts and proofs of degrees conferred.