Graduate Studies

How to Apply to Graduate Programs

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The personnel in the Graduate Programs Office are available to assist you with information regarding graduate programs at Drury. The application for admission to each graduate program offered at Drury University may be filled out online or obtained by contacting the Graduate Programs Office at:

Drury University
Graduate Programs Office
Burnham Hall, Room 200
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: (417) 873-7530
Toll Free: 1 (888) 740-4638
Fax: (417) 873-6681

Applicants for admission to graduate study must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Before enrolling in any course, all applicants must have begun the admission process to the graduate education program. The admission process for the masters degree programs for U.S. citizens is as follows (International Graduate Student Admission Process):

  1. A completed application form (Apply Online!) and $25 non-refundable application fee should be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office.
  2. Official transcripts of all college work must be sent to the Graduate Programs Office by the issuing institution.
  3. Unless previously accepted into a graduate program, each applicant must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) depending upon the program for which you are applying (see specific program pages below for more details). The tests are used as a guide for determining full admission to the program and for advisor counseling.  Foreign applicants are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required of all applicants and should be sent to the Graduate Programs Office.
  5. A personal statement indicating the applicant’s desire to pursue a graduate degree in education must be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office.

Students are admitted or denied admission on the following basis:

  1. Regular standing – an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher and a Graduate Record Examination test score; or, an undergraduate grade point average lower than 2.75 with a qualifying score on the Graduate Record Examination.
  2. Conditional standing – those students who have applied for admission who have been allowed temporary registration (up to nine hours) as a special graduate student while their credentials are being evaluated and eligibility for admission is being established. It is expected that students in this classification will become students in regular standing when their applications are processed and approved. (Financial aid is not available without full admission in regular standing.)
  3. Denial of admission – failure to meet the requirements listed above or such other reasons considered valid by the Graduate Education Council in individual cases.

Students in good standing in a recognized graduate school who wish to take graduate courses at Drury University must submit a letter from the institution where the degree work is being taken authorizing the student to register for a particular course or courses.

There are no application deadlines, but due to limited enrollment, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the coming semester or summer term. Normally, students enter the graduate programs in the fall semester (August), but they may enter in the spring semester (January) or summer (June) as well.

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Admission Process for Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students
Contact the Graduate Programs Office
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