A graduate student attending Illinois State University on a full-time basis can expect to complete the IS masterís program within two years after completion of any required foundation courses. In order to complete in two years, students need to complete at least one summer course.
Classes are offered during the following semesters, which run according to the following approximate timings:
Students who choose to work and take one or two classes per semester will find evening classes available to them.
Three classes in the fall and spring semesters and two in the summer are considered a full load for graduate students. Students may also choose to pursue the degree part time, taking one or two classes per semester.
Students who are admitted to the IS graduate program meet with the IT graduate advisor to determine first semester courses and a tentative plan of study. International students living abroad typically meet with the advisor the week before classes begin in the semester they are admitted. Students living locally may email our graduate advisor to set up a meeting any time after their admission to the program is fully processed.