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Graduate Application Requirements & Deadlines by Major/Program

To complete your graduate admission application, review the required documents/application procedures and application deadlines for your major or program.

Please click the link for your specific program:

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, regardless of whether credit was transferred or a degree was earned.

Please check deadlines. Rolling admission means completed applications are reviewed as they are received. Check your individual program of interest for deadline exceptions and supplemental application requirements.

Regardless of the campus you plan to attend, send all application materials to:

Roosevelt University
Office of Admission Processing
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Documents can also be emailed to admissionforms@roosevelt.edu.

If you have questions, please contact us:

Office of Graduate Admission
Phone: 312-281-3252 or 877-277-5978
Fax: 312-281-3356
Email: admission@roosevelt.edu

College of Arts & Sciences

Program

 

Biotechnology & Chemical Science (MS)
Biology (MS)

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Computer Science & Information Technology (MS)

 

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Computer Science I, II, & III, Discrete Mathematics

GPA Requirement:

Overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

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Economics (MA)

Chicago Campus only

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Economics I & II

GPA Requirement:

Overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

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Creative Writing (MFA)

Chicago Campus only

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Application Deadline:

Applications are considered for the fall semester only. Priority consideration: February 1; Final consideration: March 15 (completed files only)

Required Documents:

  • One copy of a single writing sample
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Creative Writing application (in addition to the university application).

Writing Sample:

  • One copy of roughly 20 page writing sample, visit department website for additional information.

Required Application:

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History (MA)

Chicago Campus only

Application Deadline:

Spring semester: October 15 (completed files only)

Fall semester: March 1 (completed files only)

Review of applicants after the deadline is not guaranteed for term specified.

No summer admission.

Required Documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably from college professors)
  • 500 word essay: “What field in history interests you and why?” or “How does history help you understand a problem in the world today?”

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Integrated Marketing Communications (MS)

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Journalism (MS)

Chicago Campus only

Home page

Application Deadlines:

IMC - Chicago Campus: Rolling admission for fall and spring.  No summer admission.

IMC - Schaumburg Campus: Rolling admission for fall only.  No spring or summer admission.

Journalism: Rolling admission for fall only. No spring or summer admission.

GPA Requirement:

Overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

If GPA is between 2.7 and 3.0, submit personal statement, three letters of recommendation, resume and additional materials if requested.

Additional Documents:

Resume suggested

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Sociology (MA)

Chicago Campus only

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Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Required Documents:

One page essay explaining applicant’s desire to pursue graduate work in sociology

GPA Requirement:

Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Applicants also should have completed at least four undergraduate sociology courses with a GPA of 3.25 or higher

Additional Documents:

Applicants not meeting the above requirements may be considered by submitting a detailed work history, record of community activism, letters of reference, and/or with approval of the graduate sociology advisor.

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Mathematics-MS

Home Page

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Eight semester hours of undergraduate calculus courses.

GPA Requirement:

GPA must be at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

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Public Administration (MPA)

Chicago Campus only

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Required Essay:

Two-page, 12 point font, double-spaced essay: “Are there differences between public sector (including non-profit) administration and private sector administration?” Applicants must explain how they arrived at their answer(s), including specific examples of differences and similarities.

Please note: Send this essay as a Word attachment to admissionforms@roosevelt.edu. The subject line should read: "MPA Admission Essay.” The attachment should include your full name and contact information, such as telephone and preferred email address.

Additional requirements for applicants with GPAs below 3.0 only: resume of professional work history as well as community experience/involvement, along with personal statement describing desire to pursue public administration, and two letters of recommendation.

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Clinical Psychology (MA) and 
Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) (MA) 

Home Page

Application Deadline:

Spring semester: November 1 (completed files only)

Fall semester: Priority consideration: February 1; Final consideration: May 1 (completed files only).

Review of applicants after the deadline is not guaranteed for term specified.

No summer admission.

GPA Requirement:

Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher preferred on a 4.0 scale.

Required Application:

Clinical MA Supplementary Application Form

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Please see pre-requisite courses listed on the supplemental application.

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Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Chicago Campus only

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Application Deadline:

December 15 for the following fall semester (completed files only).

Interviews are by invitation only and are required. Invited applicants will attend one of two interview days.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor or a master degree in psychology or in a closely related field

Required Documents:

  • three letters of recommendation: Recommendation forms
  • curriculum vitae
  • personal statement regarding your professional goals

Vitae and personal statement must be emailed as a Word or PDF document to admissionforms@roosevelt.edu with your full name followed by "/PsyD" in the subject line.

Course & GPA Requirements:

Successful completion of the following courses with at least a 3.0 (B) average: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods or Introductory Statistics.

Required Exam:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

(GRE; the general test, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing, scores sent directly from ETS, school code: 1666, GRE Psychology subject test not required)

Required Application:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology application (click here to complete the online PsyD application).

Additional Information:

To receive information about the PsyD program, please send an email to admission@roosevelt.edu with your name, preferred mailing address, and request for PsyD information.

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Industrial Organizational Psychology (MA)

Home Page

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Required Documents:

Personal statement explaining applicant’s professional goals, work and/or community involvement and interest in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Statement should be no longer than two pages, double spaced, standard font.

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

At least 18 hours of psychology required, including general psychology, introductory statistics, research methods, and one advanced undergraduate course.

Required Exam:

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - the general test, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing, scores sent directly from ETS, school code: 1666

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Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PhD)

Schaumburg Campus only

Home Page

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall only; no spring or summer admission

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor's or master's degree in psychology, management, business or closely related field.

Required Documents:

  • Personal statement demonstrating a clear well-articulated understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of graduate training in industrial and organizational psychology, strong career motivation, and indication of research interests
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Required Exam:

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

(GRE; the general test, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing, scores sent directly from ETS, school code: 1666)

Required Application:

The Doctorate in Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology application (click here for online application)

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College of Business

Business Administration (MBA)

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Accounting (MSA)

Home page

Human Resource Management (MSHRM)

Home page

Real Estate (MSRE)
Chicago Campus only

Home page

Accounting Forensics (MSAF)

Home page

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Required Documents:

Resume or detailed work history, a one or two page personal goal statement.

Required Exam:

Admissions Test Score (if required): GMAT (taken within the last five years). Students that have taken the GRE, LSAT or MCAT may have these test scores considered after a review.

Applicants with undergraduate GPAs of 3.0+ will not be required to submit a GMAT test score, though they can submit a score if they wish with their application*.

Roosevelt offers a GMAT test prep course. Please click on the following link for more information: http://www.ed2go.com/roosevelt

 

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College of Education

Early Childhood Education*

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Special Education**

 

Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Programs begin each fall semester.

*Early Childhood Education - Chicago campus only
**Special Education - Schaumburg campus only

GPA Requirement: Recommended overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level

For Secondary Education only: Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the area in which teaching certification is selected (~30 credits).

Required Exam(s):

TAP passing score or ACT composite score of 22, including writing portion, earned within the last 10 years. If neither is available, contact the Office of Admission.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Home page

School Counseling*

Home page

 

Application Deadline(s):

Chicago Campus - March 1 for fall semester only (Applications completed after this date will be reviewed based upon availability within each cohort) 

Schaumburg Campus - Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins in fall and spring terms.

*School Counseling - Chicago campus only

Interviews are by invitation only and are required for admittance into the program.

Required Documents:

Personal goal statement describing the evolution of your interest in, and commitment to, the field of counseling. Your statement should include a description of any human service experiences you have had, your professional goals and any other pertinent information to help the admission committee understand your potential as a counselor. Your personal statement should be 3-5 pages in length, double-spaced standard font.

Two letters of recommendation with attached Roosevelt standardized recommendation forms.

GPA Requirement:

Minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least 120 semester hours.

Required Exam (School Counseling applicants only):

Teacher certification or passing score on the Illinois Basic Skills Test (IBST) or Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Click here for information about IBST test prepartion resources.

Visit www.icts.nesinc.com for test information and registration procedures. For questions related to the IBST please call 800-239-8107.

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Educational Leadership EdD

Programs taught in cohort model at the Chicago Campus

Home page

Application Deadline:

Applications must be completed by March 1 and admittance decisions are made by May 1. Program begins each fall semester.  

Applicants must have a completed bachelor's degree. Applicants must have a completed master's degree with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the graduate level

Required Documents:

Visit the program page for requirements

Required Exam:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last three years (the general test, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing, scores sent directly from ETS, school code: 1666)

Required Forms:

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Reading /Language and Literacy (MA)

Home page

Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins each fall, spring, and summer term.

Reading/Language and Literacy - Schaumburg campus only

Required Documents:

Teaching certificate, *evidence of two years teaching experience in K-12 public school.

GPA Requirement: Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level

*Exceptions to above criteria may be approved by program advisor.

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Teaching and Learning (MATL)
Online program only

Bilingual/ESL Endorsement 
Online program only

 

Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins each fall, spring, and summer term.

Required Documents:

Teaching Certificate

GPA Requirement:

Minimum 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Other Requirements:

Must be teaching while in the program and have at least one year of contracted teaching experience.

May begin elective courses spring or summer if approved by program advisor.

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College of Professional Studies

Hospitality and Tourism Management (MSHTM)

Chicago Campus only

Home page

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Required Documents:

Personal goal statement and professional resume.

GPA Requirement:

Minimum 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Additional undergraduate coursework may be required after consultation with faculty advisor.

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Training and Development (MATD)

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Human Performance Improvement (MAHPI)

Application Deadline:

Rolling admission for fall, spring and summer.

Required Documents:

Personal goal statement and professional resume.

GPA Requirement:

Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Other Requirements:

New applicants with GPAs under 3.0 may be required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) after review of application materials.

(GRE; the general test, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing, scores sent directly from ETS, school code: 1666)

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