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.
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
- 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.