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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

All University and Graduate School requirements for admission to a degree program of the Graduate School apply. Additional department requirements are listed below.

  • Applicants must submit a transcript of an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.80 (A=4.00) during the last 60 hours.

Admission to the program also requires

  • completion of the GRE,
  • 2 (two) recommendation letters (submitted directly to Graduate Coordinator),
  • Statement of Interest,
  • Resume, and
  • approval of the Department of Agriculture.

International students must present a TOEFL score of at least 580 (237 computer-based or 92 internet-based). Full-time students should expect to take at least two years to complete the master’s program once they have completed any deficiency course work.

Learn more about the GRE.


Application for Admission

You may obtain an application form to download by visiting the Admissions Web site. More information on graduate admission is available from the Graduate School.

Graduate School

Hovey 310
Campus Box 4040
Normal, IL 61791-4040
Phone: (309) 438-2583


Cost of Attendance:


Graduate Tuition Rates:


Graduate Catalog:


Transferring Credit

Students may present a maximum of 9 semester hours of graduate credit from another college or university for use in meeting the requirements of the M.S. in Agribusiness. Recommendation of the department and approval of the Graduate School dean are required.  Under special circumstances the graduate school may allow students to present more credits if recommended by the department.  Courses must have been taught at the graduate level, and a grade of B or better must have been received before the credit will be considered.


For more Information Contact the Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. Aslihan D. Spaulding
Ropp Agriculture Building (RAB) Room 132
Phone: (309) 438-8091
Fax: (309) 438-5653

Illinois State University

Department of Agriculture
Normal, Il 61790-5020
Phone: (309) 438-5654

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