Graduate Admissions

The University of Illinois Chicago offers a streamlined admissions process for international graduate students. Our admissions team will place you in the appropriate track for your needs. Final tuition is based on your enrollment track, and housing and dining selections. Find all important dates and start your application below.

Graduate Entry Requirements

UIC Global offers graduate tracks specifically designed to set international students up for success. Our admissions team will place you in the appropriate track for your needs.

Select your degree from the dropdown to view detailed admissions requirements.

Master of Architecture (MArch)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
1. Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in architecture from an accredited university.
2. Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in any discipline from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

GRE Score

Calculus I
Letters of Recommendation:
Three required, preferably from individuals acquainted with the preferably from individuals acquainted with the applicant’applicant’s recent academic, professional or creative work. Letters from professors who can assess the applicant’s academic abilities and potential for graduate school are the most useful. Letters from employers are also acceptable.

Personal Statement: A 500-word statement in which applicants should discuss academic interests and objectives, how they can be pursued through study at UIC, what the applicant would contribute to the program, and why they want to pursue a degree at UIC, specifically. Applicants should also explain how their architectural interests have been shaped by significant past experiences.

Portfolio review and evaluation of previous course work are required for all applicants. As a designed book, the portfolio indicates an individual’s aesthetic sensibility and intellectual curiosity. It may include any visual, design, or creative work, such as paintings, collages, freehand drawings, sketches, photographs, sculpture, furniture design, etc. Both in the works themselves and in the inquiry or argument framed through their presentation, applicants should exhibit their potential to develop original design work. Individual work is preferred, but if including group work, the applicant’s role and contribution should be carefully noted. The portfolio should not document CAD drafting skills or technical course work that is independent from design work. Work from an architecture office, such as construction drawings or renderings, should not be included unless the applicant had a significant role in the design process.

Students without undergraduate degrees in architecture must complete:
Two Art History or Architecture History courses; the two courses combined should preferably cover a visual history of ancient or Renaissance periods up through the present. The second course should emphasize (or at least fully cover) modern and contemporary art and architecture.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
18 credit hours
100 credit hours
Master of Art History (MA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS - 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. 4-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE Score

Foreign Language Requirements: Students must present evidence of advanced knowledge of a language other than English as it relates to their chosen area of research in order to receive their degree. Evidence of the ability to pursue research in additional languages may be necessary, depending on the availability of literature in the field selected. The selection of languages must be approved by the student’s advisor.

  • Letters of Recommendation: Three required from faculty members or others familiar with the applicant’s training, ability, and experience.
  • Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a short statement of purpose (1–2 pages).
  • Writing Sample: Applicants must submit a sample of their written work (approximately 15 pages).
  • Curriculum Vitae: Applicants must a submit a list of their academic and professional achievements (1-3 pages).
  • Skype Interview Required

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
18 credit hours
100 credit hours

Select your degree from the dropdown to view detailed admissions requirements.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined b
UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE/GMAT Score
Resume/CV
Work Experience: Minimum of two years of work experience in a business function post-bachelor’s degree
Letters of Recommendation: two letters of recommendation (including one from a direct supervisor at current or former employer
Personal Statement
Official Transcripts
Supplemental Application Form*
Math: College Algebra, Statistics and/or Calculus highly recommended but not required

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
10 credit hours
54 credit hours
Master of Accounting (MSA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GMAT Score
Resume/CV
Two Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement
Official Transcripts
Supplemental Application Form*
Additional Coursework: Dependent on undergraduate background.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
10 credit hours
32-64 credit hours (depending on undergraduate background)
Master of Finance (MSF)

STEM Degree

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GMAT Score
Math: Calculus I and Linear Algebra
Resume/CV
Two Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement
Official Transcripts
Supplemental Application Form*
Equivalent coursework to: FIN 500, ACTG 500, IDS 520 and ECON 520. Deficiencies can be addressed by taking these courses at UIC thus increasing time to complete degree.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
10 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Business Analytics (MSBA)

STEM Degree

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE/GMAT Score
Coursework in: Calculus I and Calculus II, or Business Calculus and Linear Algebra, Business Statistics

Knowledge of a programming language like C, C++, Java or Python

Knowledge of relational databases and querying using SQL.
Resume/CV
Two letters of Tecommendation
Personal Statement
Official Transcripts
Supplemental Application Form

Courses: Two introductory courses in any two functional areas of business. Each course may be waived based on equivalent prior course work or appropriate work experience in the functional area. The exact course requirements will be determined based on an individual’s baccalaureate field and work experience

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
10 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Management Information Systems (MSMIS)

STEM Degree

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE/GMAT Score
Math: Calculus I and Calculus II, or Business Calculus and Linear Algebra
Resume/CV
Two Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement
Official transcripts
Supplemental Application Form*

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
10 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Marketing (MSM)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0

Applicants with another master’s degree must have maintained a GPA of at least a 3.0 out of 4.0 in their graduate program

IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE/GMAT Score**
Math: College Algebra, Statistics and/or Calculus I (highly recommended but not required)
Resume/CV
Two Letters of Recommendation (ideally one from a prior university instructor familiar with student’s academic performance)
Personal statement about why the student is interested in UIC and their post-MSM professional plans; official transcripts; supplemental application form** and grades from all prior university studies. Prior work experience is NOT required for the MSM.

Three prerequisite courses (either graduate level or equivalent course at undergraduate level) are required for the MSM program:

Introduction to Marketing Management (MKTG 500 at grad level, or MKTG 360 at undergrad level);Organizational Behavior (MGMT 541 at grad level, or MGMT 340 at undergrad level);Introduction to Accounting (ACTG 500 at grad level, OR ACTG 210 at undergrad level) OR Introduction to Finance (FIN 500 at grad level, or FIN 301 at undergrad level).

An admitted student may also fulfill missing prerequisites at the start of the MSM program, although this will increase the time to degree completion. Note that prerequisite courses are in addition to the required 34 credit hours to earn the MS in Marketing degree.

**For GMAT or GRE, students need at least 30 percent on either the verbal or quant score, plus at least 40 percent on the other, e.g., applicants must show minimum competence in both but relative strength in at least one (verbal or quant), since MSM coursework requires competence in both verbal and quant skills. Prior MSM students with very low scores on either verbal or quant, or on both, have struggled with MSM coursework.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
10 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Supply Chain and Operations Management (MSSCOM)

STEM Degree

GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE/GMAT Score
Math: Calculus I
Resume/CV
Two Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement
Official Transcripts
Supplemental Application Form*

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
10 credit hours
32 credit hours

Select your degree from the dropdown to view detailed admissions requirements.

Master of Applied Economics (MA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE Score
Math: Calculus I, Statistics
Three Letters of Recommendation
Personal statement of professional goals and academic interests
Resume/CV
Encouraged but not required: Introductory Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses; Intermediate Microeconomics course
Optional: Writing sample

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
8 credit hours
40 credit hours
Master of Communication (MA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 7.0 (no sub score lower than 6.5)
TOEFL - 90
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE Score
Letters of Recommendation: Three required
Personal statement: Professional goals and academic interests
Resume
Writing Sample: 5-10 page writing sample, recommended but not required

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Latin American and Latino Studies (MA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE Score
Math: Calculus I, Statistics
Three Letters of Recommendation
Personal statement of professional goals and academic interests
Resume/CV

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
13 credit hours
34 credit hours
Master of Political Science (MA)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
GRE Score
Math: Calculus I, Statistics
Three Letters of Recommendation
Personal statement of professional goals and academic interests
Resume/CV

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
32 credit hours

Select your degree from the dropdown to view detailed admissions requirements.

Master of Early Childhood Education (M.Ed)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement addressing relevant background and experiences
Interview with program faculty.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
32-36 credit hours
Master of Instructional Leadership (M.Ed)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
Educational Studies: 2.75 / Policy Studies: 3.0
IELTS- 7.0 (no sub score lower than 6.5)
TOEFL - 90
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement addressing relevant background and experiences

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
9 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Lanuage, Literacies & Learning (M.Ed)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 7.0 (no sub score lower than 6.5)
TOEFL - 90
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement addressing relevant personal background. professional experiences, and professional goals.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics & Assessment (M.Ed)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 7.0 (no sub score lower than 6.5)
TOEFL - 90
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
GRE
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement that addresses the applicant’s professional and scholarly goals.
Interview may be required.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
32 credit hours
Master of Science Education (M.Ed)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 7.0 (no sub score lower than 6.5)
TOEFL - 90
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement addressing professional goals.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
9 -12 credit hours
32 - 36 credit hours
Master of Special Education (M.Ed)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement addressing professional goals.
Resume

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
9 -12 credit hours
32 - 36 credit hours
Master of Youth Development (M.Ed)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement addressing experiences working with youth, and professional and scholarly goals
Previous psychology coursework preferred but not required

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
33 - 36 credit hours
Master of Architecture (MArch)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Official Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement addressing experiences working with youth, and professional and scholarly goals
Previous psychology coursework preferred but not required

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
33 - 36 credit hours

Select your degree from the dropdown to view detailed admissions requirements.

Master of Bioengineering (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year degree, or equivalent, in physical sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, biology or biomedical sciences is specified for this degree.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Math: Calculus I, II, III; Differential Equations; Linear Algebra
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose of professional goals and academic interests
Official transcripts

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Bioinformatics (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in physical sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics or biology from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

GRE with quantitative reasoning percentile rank above 50%
Math: Calculus I, II, III; Differential Equations; Linear Algebra
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of Purpose of professional goals and academic interests
Official Transcripts

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Chemical Engineering (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Polymer Science/Polymer Processing, Petroleum Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Applied Chemistry (China), Bioengineering or Biochemical engineering, or Biology from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

GRE Score
Math: Calculus I, II and III; Differential Equations
Other: Analytical Chemistry; Organic Chemistry I; Organic Chemistry II; General Physics (Mechanics); General Physics (Electricity and Magnetism)
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement of professional goals and academic interests

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Civil Engineering (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in STEM (physics, EAE, geological sciences, math, etc.) or engineering from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Math: Calculus I and II, minimum
Other: Official transcripts

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Construction Engineering and Management (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
Minimum 2.75 GPA for the final 60 semester hours of undergraduate study
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in STEM (physics, EAE, geological sciences, math, etc.) or engineering from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to national accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evalution Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. 4-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Math: Calculus I and II, minimum
Other: Official transcripts

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in electrical or computer engineering or STEM- related degrees (physics or math otherwise typically not admitted) from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

GRE Score
Math: Calculus I, II and III (Differential Equations and Linear Algebra recommended)

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 - 40 credit hours
Master of Energy Engineering (MEE)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil engineering, or any engineering degree discipline that has taken Thermodynamics. Willing to factor in work experience as an engineer in the energy field.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Math: Calculus I, II and III; Differential Equations
Other: Official transcripts.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Industrial Engineering (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Industrial Engineering or a related field from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Math: Calculus I, II and III; Differential Equations
Other: Three letters of recommendation; personal statement of professional goals and academic interests; official transcripts.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Materials Engineering (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in STEM (physics), or engineering from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Math: Calculus I and II, minimum
Other: Official transcripts.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours
Master of Mechanical Engineering (MS)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
3.0
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering or a related field (Automation in China for example) from an accredited university.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Math: Calculus I, II and III; Differential Equations
Other: Three letters of recommendation; personal statement of professional goals and academic interests; official transcripts.

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
12 credit hours
36 credit hours

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Master of Social Work (MSW)
GPA
English Language Score
Quaifying Undergraduate Degree
Other Requirements
Graduate Direct
2.75
IELTS- 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
TOEFL - 80 (Listening:17; Writing: 21; Reading: 19; Speaking: 20)
Four-year degree, or equivalent, in physical sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, biology or biomedical sciences is specified for this degree.

Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Basic Statistics course taken and passed with a grade of C or higher within the past six years English composition course grade of C or higher; last 60 hours GPA of 2.75 or higher 20 semester hours of social and behavioral science course credits (anthropology, economic, political science, psychology and/or sociology).
Three letters of recommendation
A personal statement regarding career goals and interests
Resume information submitted via an application template
Transcripts
Supplemental application form*

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned Towards Degree
Total Credits Required for Degree
Graduate Direct
N/A
14 credit hours
62 credit hours

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