Only U.S. citizens should apply as domestic applicants. All other applicants should see the Check-off List for International Applicants.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or the international equivalent, prior to beginning graduate study. Applicants who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework are eligible for unconditional admission to the Graduate School. Applications falling below this GPA may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of a combination of other factors including, but not limited to, scores on standardized tests, preparation at the undergraduate level, quality of work, recommendations and other relevant factors. Students admitted conditionally will be informed in their admission letter of the conditions they must satisfy to remove the conditional status. Students cannot receive financial assistance, nor can they graduate until the conditional status is removed.
The Graduate School application requirements are listed below. Individual programs may require additional application materials, and may have more selective admission requirements than those of the Graduate School; please refer to the Programs section of the Graduate Catalog for these requirements. Applicants must submit all documents to:
The Graduate School
1501 W. Bradley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61625
Admission Requirements for Domestic Applicants
To help you manage your application and supporting documents, download the Domestic Application Check Off List (pdf).
Graduate School Application
You may complete the Application for Graduate Admission online or using our paper application. Apply Now
A non-refundable application fee of $40, payable by check, money order, or credit card to Bradley University, must accompany the Graduate School Application. Applications will not be processed until the fee has been received.
Applicants must provide a short admission essay on each of the following topics:
A) Explain achievements and work experience that you consider relevant to your interest in and capacity for graduate study. B) Briefly state your career objectives and how the graduate program you have selected will assist you in attaining
Transcripts and Proof of Degree
Official transcripts, sent directly from all post-secondary institutions attended, are required. Bradley alumni need not provide Bradley transcripts.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Graduate School from individuals who can comment on the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program. Some programs require additional or specific letters of recommendation. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific requirements.
Download the Confidential Letter of Recommendation Form
The resume is not required by all programs, however it is very helpful in making admissions decisions and financial aid awards. A resume is required for students applying for assistantships and is recommended for all applicants.
Standardized Test Scores (GRE, GMAT or MAT)
Applicants must have official test scores sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing agency. Please check the Graduate Catalog to determine which test is required by the program you wish to pursue. Bradley's institutional code for score reporting is 1070.
Credit Card Payment Form
This form must be completed and submitted with the application, express mail service or Record of Thesis forms when paying using a credit card. The credit card payment form must be signed or the application will not be processed.