Selecting a university for your graduate program is a very important decision and requires that you gather all the information that you can. No matter what the reason you have chosen to advance your education, we will do our best to provide the answers that you need. Check out our BenU Advantage page and learn more about what separates us from other universities. Throughout our website we have provided information about academic programs, financial aid and campus resources that will help you identify the advantages of a Benedictine education.
We encourage you to see our advantages for yourself and schedule a one-on-one visit with an Admission Representative to learn more.
It is strongly recommended that you schedule a time to meet with an Admission Representative. Admission Representatives will assist you throughout the admission process, in addition to providing you with an unofficial evaluation of your current and future courses.
Admission to a graduate program is offered to applicants who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and show high probability of success in the program and the profession. The University admits students year-round, allowing them to begin in any term, including summer. If the student has taken coursework as a graduate student at large at Benedictine University, the grade point average earned will be considered in the decision to admit the student.
It is strongly recommended that you schedule a time to meet with an Admissions Representative. The Admissions Representative will assist you throughout the admission process. An application will be considered ready for review when the following items have been received:
Applications to graduate degree programs at Benedictine University at Springfield are accepted on a rolling (ongoing) basis. However, completed application packets must be received 6 to 8 weeks prior to the start of the term to which you are applying in order to ensure ample time for an admission decision. Completed international application packets must be received 12 to 16 weeks prior to the start of the term. Although we will make every effort to accommodate students submitting applications and supporting materials beyond this point, review cannot be guaranteed. Please note that some graduate programs at Benedictine University at Springfield operate on a semester calendar, while others operate on a quarter calendar.
Any student (permanent resident, green card holder, US citizen, or student seeking or currently on a visa) with overseas or foreign credit, will need to have these credits evaluated. Benedictine University requires students to have these credits evaluated by Education Credential Evaluators (ECE). ECE is a not-for-profit organization that will evaluate transcripts, mark sheets, and other academic documents, to determine a Grade Point Average (GPA), as well as the US equivalent of credit hours and the degree earned in the home country, if applicable. The ECE evaluation will assist the office of admissions in determining if the degree the student holds in their home country fulfills the requirement for the program to which they are applying. Official evaluations must be submitted to Benedictine University at Springfield’s office of Admissions. In order for an evaluation to be considered official, it must be in the original sealed envelope from ECE. Benedictine University recommends that students have one report mailed directly to Benedictine University from ECE, and at least one other report mailed to them.
Students seeking graduate/master's degree:
In order to apply to our graduate level programs, most students will need to have the US equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree. Students applying to these programs must complete a course-by-course evaluation.
Visit their website at www.ece.org.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470 USA