Admission Requirements

McKendree University welcomes applications for graduate study from students holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution who seek a challenging educational experience in a stimulating and friendly environment. Applicants are considered on an individual basis without regard to sex, race, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or religion.

The following documentation and/or components are required for consideration for admission to graduate studies at McKendree University: 


1.   A completed graduate admission application. (no fee). Apply online


2.   Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are those that are mailed from institution to institution.

3.   A minimum 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale in undergraduate studies. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be conditionally admitted. 

4.   A current vita or resume.

5.   Three professional references.

6.   An essay describing the personal and professional goals that will be met by the completion of the Higher Education Administrative Services program.

7.   Applicants may be required to participate in a personal interview to assess readiness for graduate studies.


Deadlines for Admission:

Fall 2014, second eight weeks - October 13, 2014 

Spring 2105, first eight weeks - January 5, 2015

Spring 2015, second eight weeks - March 9, 2015


Please Send Admission Documentation to:

McKendree University
Graduate Admission Office
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
graduate@mckendree.edu
Phone: 1-800-BEARCAT, ext. 6574 or 618-537-6574
Fax: 618-537-6410