Apply to Drury's College of Graduate Studies

Complete the online application form. Please email if you have issues accessing the application.

Additional information for international students.

At the end of the application you will submit a non-refundable application fee* ($25) using a secure credit card or e-check payment option.

*Application fee is waived for all military personnel (active duty or veteran).

Request official transcript from the college or university that awarded your bachelor's degree AND if you are seeking teacher certification, submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities ever attended. The issuing institution must send transcripts to Drury University College of Graduate Studies (electronically to or via mail).

  • Drury Students - We will add your official Drury University transcript to your file for you. You do not need to send it to us. 
  • For program specific GPA requirements, visit the Graduate Academic Catalog.
  • International Student Transcript Evaluation - Evaluation of all post-secondary education transcripts documented by a recognized international credential evaluator, e.g., World Education Services, Inc. ( or Educational Credential Evaluators ( Evaluation must be submitted in terms of U.S. semester credits, grade equivalents, grade point average, and authentication of documents.

Complete our recommendation request form and supply the names of two professional and/or academic references. 

  • Notify your references to expect an email from containing a link to our recommendation form. 
  • We accept recommendation letters in lieu of the recommendation request form. Letters must be submitted via email to by the person providing the recommendation for the applicant.

Submit a personal statement (approximately 500 words) indicating professional goal(s) and desire to earn a master’s degree or certificate from Drury University.

Statement can be uploaded while completing the online application or submitted via email (

Additional program specific and student type requirements:

Application Deadlines

The College of Graduate Studies has application deadlines for each semester of instruction (Fall, Spring, and Summer) as well as for the second session period within each semester (8 week, B Block courses). Students seeking admission into a master’s program must submit all required materials by the deadline for their anticipated start date. Individuals missing a deadline due to an incomplete application will be encouraged to complete their application prior to the start of the next available academic session (semester or block).

Application deadlines are as follows:

Full Semester
& A Block
B Block
Fall 2020  (passed) October 14
Spring 2021 January 8 March 10
Summer 2021 May 26 June 30

Admission Requirement for Graduate Study

Applicants for admission to graduate study must hold a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


Phone: (417) 873-7530

Drury University
College of Graduate Studies
Burnham Hall, Room 203
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

Annual Security Report

Drury University’s Safety & Security Office compiles an annual report to keep the campus community informed about crime statistics and safety policies. The information also is used to assess and identify ways to strengthen campus safety and emergency planning university-wide.  Campus crime statistics are compiled in accordance with the procedures set forth by the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (commonly known as the “Clery Act”). Copies of the report are available upon request. Requests can be made at the Safety and Security Office, Findlay Student Center Room 101. You can also access the report online at Drury is committed to providing a safe, education-oriented and community-minded campus that maintains an academic and social environment conducive to intellectual and personal development of students while promoting the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. As such, the University cooperates with authorities in the enforcement of all applicable laws.