In addition to completing the four steps outlined on the How to Apply page, applicants must complete the following requirements:
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.
Additional admission requirements for the Master in Education programs are as follows:
Master in Education: A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 is required from the institution conferring the baccalaureate degree.
Drury Alternative Track in Special Education (DATSE): A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 is required from the institution conferring the baccalaureate degree for admittance to the program. The minimum cumulative GPA of DATSE courses must be 3.0 at the end of the program to qualify for teacher certification.
Students are admitted or denied admission on the following basis:
a) Regular standing – an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher and submission of satisfactory admission materials.
b) Conditional standing – those students who have applied for admission who have been allowed temporary registration (up to nine credit 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.
c) 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.
The personnel in the School of Education and Child Development office are available to assist you with information regarding graduate programs at Drury.
Contact: Dr. Asikaa Cosgrove, Director of Graduate Programs
Phone: (417) 873-7806
Prior to starting an application, international students should contact Barry Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org), Drury’s Executive Director of International Support Services. He can assist students with questions related to their visa, mandatory health insurance, financial resources evaluation, and employment policies.
In addition to submitting the application documents listed here, international applicants are required to submit the following additional materials for admission to the specified office:
Submit evaluated materials to Drury University College of Graduate Studies by email to email@example.com.
Submit financial materials to the Director of International Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
International Support Services
900 N. Benton Ave
Springfield MO 65802
Department of Homeland Security requires that applicants document all sources of funding before the university can issue the form I-20. The U. S. Government and Drury want students to be well-informed and well-prepared to cover expenses before applying for admission and entering the U.S. All financial documents are verified for authenticity.
Maintenance of immigration status is the responsibility of the student.
New Students: To enroll in a U.S. university, international students must be fully admitted as full-time students. Students who are accepted to the university are issued a Form I-20, the government Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Student Status. This document, the letter of acceptance, and complete documentation of financial resources are then presented to the U.S. Consulate in the student’s home country in application for an F-1 student visa. After students have a complete and accurate Form I-20, they must pay the $200 I-901 SEVIS fee (fmjfee.com).
Transfer Students: International students who seek to transfer from a U.S. college or university already have F-1 student visa status are granted a transfer pending I-20 after admitted to the University.
Students who are not citizens of the United States or its possessions are not eligible to apply for need-based financial assistance funded by the U.S. government. Drury does not offer need-based institutional assistance or loans.
International students are required by Drury University to have health insurance. Drury offers health insurance through First Health Network Insurance (administered by EIIA). Detailed information about the plan and how to petition for a waiver are available here. The annual (1 August – 31 July) costs are (subject to change) listed here.
Students who wish to take graduate level courses for personal or professional development, and do not wish to pursue a master’s degree, may do so by seeking approval to take coursework as a visiting student.
Students wishing to take courses as a visiting student need only complete steps #1 and #2 above.
Visiting students are allowed to take a maximum of 9 graduate credit hours.
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:
& A Block
|Fall 2022||August 8||October 13|
|Spring 2023||January 6||March 9|
|Summer 2023||May 25||June 29|
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
College of Graduate Studies
Burnham Hall, Room 203
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802