Are you ready to advance in your career? Do you want an even deeper understanding of your discipline? Ball State's Graduate School will get you there.

Our more than 100 master's, doctoral, and specialist degrees and certificates — many of them ranking among the nation's best — will inspire you to find your passion and purpose. Even if you already have a busy schedule, many of our programs give you flexibility in how you take your classes, whether that's on campus, online, or a combination of both. It's your decision.

Supporting You Is Our Priority

It's our mission to ensure you have the community, resources, skills, and wellness strategies to maximize your graduate educational experience. Learn about the programs and opportunities our Graduate School offers below. For a list of comprehensive resources for graduate students, visit here.

Inclusive Excellence

Through our Pathways Project, students from marginalized backgrounds receive the one-on-one support and skill-building they need to succeed.

Read more about the Pathways Project

Wellness Initiative

Maintaining your overall wellness is critical for a positive graduate experience. Our Graduate Student Wellness Initiative provides the space and tools to help.

Learn how we support your wellness

Events & Recognitions

We hold a 3-Minute Thesis Competition each year and a recognition ceremony to recognizes and celebrates graduate students, graduate alumni, and graduate faculty for outstanding achievements during the academic year each spring.

Find out more about these opportunities

Research Support

Research is a vital component of any graduate program, and Ball State gives you the tools and support you need to make the biggest impact with your projects.

Discover resources for student research

Dates and Deadlines

Find out when you need to submit your final research or creative project or apply for graduation from the Graduate School.

Services and Resources

We make sure you have everything you need to succeed at Ball State. Find forms, prepare to graduate, or take advantage of other services provided to you by the Graduate School.

Recently Admitted?

Congratulations! Now that you're a Cardinal, you should prepare for graduate orientation, explore your housing options, and more, if you haven't already.

We're Here to Help

The Graduate School can answer your questions about graduate study at Ball State. If you have questions about applying to the Graduate School, please contact Graduate Admissions.

The Graduate School

West Quad, Room 203
Muncie, IN, 47306

8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.



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