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    Visit the Graduate School at Illinois State

    Illinois State offers over 100 different graduate programs that will help you reach your goals. With over 20,000 total students, our nearly 3,000 graduate students call Illinois State and Bloomington-Normal home - a town which consistently ranks as one of the top 50 college towns in America.

    Visit Opportunities

    We offer a variety of visit options for you to experience Illinois State and if our graduate program is the right fit for you.

    Virtual Options

    General Virtual Information Sessions
    This virtual session provides a general overview of Illinois State, the graduate admissions process, funding opportunities, and more. You can expect this session to last about 30 minutes. This session is a general session that does not include specific information about graduate program curriculum.
    Virtual Session Dates 

    Program/Department Virtual Session
    Get a sense of Illinois State by attending a program virtual information session. These sessions provide an overview of a program's curriculum, admission requirements, graduate assistantship opportunities and more. Please check back as program specific sessions are added periodically. 
    Department Sessions

    Graduate School Virtual Drop-In Hours
    Connect with us virtually; drop in to get your general questions answered by a Graduate School representative.  These drop-in sessions are to ask general questions about graduate school, applying, our university, etc., and we may not be able to answer specific information about graduate program curriculum or courses.
    Virtual Drop-In Hours


    Graduate School Table Visit
    Go from Redbird ▶ GradBird! Stop by our table on the first floor in the Bone Student Center and get your questions answered about graduate school by speaking with a Graduate School representative. There's no need to register, unless you want to receive a reminder email. 
    Redbird To GradBird Table Visits

    Graduate School Campus Visit
    Learn more about what it's like to be an Illinois State GradBird by joining us for a prospective graduate student visit day. This in-person event features a guided campus tour, a short presentation by the Graduate School, and an optional meal at a campus dining center. Opportunities to meet with your program of interest individually may also be arranged dependent on faculty availability.
    Graduate School Campus Visit

    Don't see a time that works for you? Contact Graduate Admissions to request an individual visit. 

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