Am I eligible to apply?

We use a holistic approach in giving careful consideration to all credentials in an application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must have at least 5 years of professional work experience and submit a letter of intent describing how the professional work experience has contributed to your ability to perform in graduate school. 

We admit on a rolling admission basis, so complete your application for review as early as possible.

Application deadlines:

  • February 22, 2019 - Spring 2019 (March start)
  • May 20, 2019 - Summer 2019 (June start)
  • June 24, 2019 - Fall 2019 (August start)
  • Occupational Therapy application deadline is March 15, 2019 for the fall 2019 semester.

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Steps to Apply


Step 1: Start Your Application and Submit Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions showing an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of earning a minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last sixty (60) hours of undergraduate study.
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Step 2: Submit Application Materials

  • Statement of purpose that discusses long range goals, interest in the chosen discipline, and the reason(s) for applying to this program. 
  • A current resume that includes educational and employment history, college extracurricular activities, community activities, honors and leadership roles, hobbies and nonacademic interests.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others who are able to judge your potential for graduate study.


Step 3: Admissions Interview

  • Admissions interview if deemed necessary by the School of Graduate & Professional Studies.
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School of Graduate and Professional Studies

North Central College graduate students have become ethical and purposeful leaders in local, national, and global contexts. So, whether you are looking to advance your business career, develop leadership skills, increase your appreciation for liberal arts, or be at the forefront of education, we invite you to join our community of learners that will help you grow professionally and personally to impact the lives of others. 

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