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.

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Direct Entry

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.

Direct Entry

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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.

Graduate Pathway

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 Actuarial Science

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Creative Technologies

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Graduate Pathway in Economics

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Graduate Pathway in Fashion Design

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Fashion Merchandising

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Hydrogeology

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Interior Design

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Mathematics

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Graduate Pathway in Music

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Nutrition

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Studio Arts

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Graduate Pathway in Teaching and Learning

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Technology

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Graduate Pathway in Theatre Studies

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Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

Academic English

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.

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