Your programs at Illinois State University
There are various ways to begin your studies at Illinois State University, including direct entry for students who meet the specified degree program entry requirements, and specialist pathways for those who need to boost their academic or English language skills. With 160+ bachelor’s degrees and 90+ master's degrees, flexible study programs and multiple start dates throughout the year, we will help you find the path that’s right for you.
If you already meet the university's academic and English language requirements, you may be eligible to apply directly to an undergraduate or graduate degree.
International Year One
International Year One allows you to begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. You’ll receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Depending on your English language scores, you’ll enter International Year One through a customized program that lasts one or more semesters.
International Year One in Business
International Year One in Computer Science
International Year One in Fine Arts
International Year One in General
International Year One in Information Systems
International Year One in Science, Applied Sciences and Technology
Our Graduate Pathway program will give you the academic foundation and essential language skills to successfully move on to your master’s degree. You’ll receive the highest level of support throughout your program, including personalized academic advising.
Graduate Pathway in Accountancy with Accounting Degree
Graduate Pathway in Accountancy with Non-Accounting Degree
Graduate Pathway in Actuarial Science
Graduate Pathway in Computer Science with CS Background
Graduate Pathway in Computer Science with Non-CS Background
Graduate Pathway in Creative Technologies
Graduate Pathway in Economics
Graduate Pathway in Fashion Design
Graduate Pathway in Fashion Merchandising
Graduate Pathway in Human Development and Family Science
Graduate Pathway in Hydrogeology
Graduate Pathway in Information Systems with IS Background
Graduate Pathway in Information Systems with Non-IS Background
Graduate Pathway in Interior Design
Graduate Pathway in Kinesiology and Recreation
Graduate Pathway in Mathematics
Graduate Pathway in MBA with Business Background
Graduate Pathway in MBA with Non-Business Degree-Plan A
Graduate Pathway in MBA with Non-Business Degree-Plan B
Graduate Pathway in Music
Graduate Pathway in Nutrition
Graduate Pathway in Studio Arts
Graduate Pathway in Teaching and Learning
Graduate Pathway in Technology
Graduate Pathway in Theatre Studies
The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university.