Graduate Program Application

Prospective graduate students interested in our traditional or online programs apply through the Graduate College website. Students can track their admissions status progress and make electronic payment for the application fee through the graduate college website.

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Fall semester admission:

  • February 15 for the traditional ALEC graduate program
  • Applications for the online ALEC graduate program will be considered on a rolling basis beginning after February 15

The ALEC Program does not consider new applications outside of the Fall semester of each academic year.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Masters of Science program in ALEC, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (the program is not restricted to students with particular backgrounds or degrees)
  • A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate coursework (a person with a GPA lower than 3.0 may still be considered in certain circumstances)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation along with your graduate school application
  • GRE test scores are optional, and provide additional information

Register for Online Classes

Visit the Illinois Online website to view online course offerings by semester, or register for classes.

Questions and More Information

The Graduate College Handbook provides information about specific graduation requirements, along with many other important details related to the program.

For specific questions about the ALEC Program, you can request more information from the ALEC graduate program or contact the ALEC Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Eric Morgan at

For more information on our graduate program in general, you can view the university’s course catalog.


Both on-campus and online graduate students apply through the University of Illinois Graduate College. If you are a working professional concerned about how taking online courses can fit into your busy life, we suggest enrolling in a course as a non-degree-seeking student. To obtain a Master's degree, you must begin by applying through the Graduate College application process.