The Graduate Student Experience

Advance your career with a master’s degree from Quincy University. Our programs are tailored to meet your needs as a professional working adult so you can achieve your educational goals and your career goals.

Applying My MBA Experience

As a financial advisor, the understanding of economics and finance I learned in QU's MBA program have really come full circle in my job. I apply my QU experience at work every day.
Andrew Kueker '11, Financial Advisor, Prudential

Graduate Admission Process/Requirements

Applications for admission into Quincy University graduate programs are accepted on a rolling basis, making it possible to begin at the start of any session. In addition to the list of items featured below, applicants should review specific program requirements. Submit all information to the Office of Admissions.

Master of Business Administration Applicants for the MBA program must submit the following:

  • Completed Quincy University Graduate Studies application
  • Official transcripts from any college/university in which undergraduate credit was earned including the transcript which verifies conference of a baccalaureate degree (note: students who have attended school overseas may be required to submit an analysis of their transcripts by the Office of International Educational Services and submit a TOEFL score of 550 at minimum)
  • Submission of official GMAT score
  • Two letters of qualified recommendation (address academic and/or professional potential)
  • 300-500 word autobiographical statement outlining applicant’s academic and work experience, and career goals

Tuition (per credit hour) $500

Master of Science in Education

Applicants for the MSE program must submit the following:

  • Completed Quincy University Graduate Studies application
  • Official transcripts from any college/university in which undergraduate credit was earned (note: applicants must have or will have completed a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; a GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission)
  • Submission of official MAT score (note: a MAT score of 380 or higher, or an equivalent score on the GRE)
  • Quincy University proctors the MAT on campus by appointment for $75
  • All prospective MSE candidates seeking teacher certification must provide proof of having passed both the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency and the Illinois Content Test(s) appropriate to the area in which they seek certification prior to being admitted to the program. This replaces the MAT requirement for teacher certification candidates only.
  • All prospective MSE candidates seeking Curriculum/Instruction – Bilingual/ESL and Reading Education must provide documentation of current Teacher License.  This replaces the entrance testing requirement.
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of qualified recommendation (address academic and/or professional potential)
  • 300-500 word autobiographical statement outlining applicant’s academic and work experience, and career goals

Tuition (per credit hour) $450

Master of Science in Education in Counseling

Applicants for the MEC program must submit the following:

  • Completed Quincy University Graduate Studies application
  • Official transcripts from any college/university in which undergraduate credit was earned (note: applicants must have or will have completed a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; a GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission)
  • Submission of official MAT score (note: a MAT score of 380 or higher, or an equivalent score on the GRE)
  • Quincy University proctors the MAT on campus by appointment for $75
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of qualified recommendation (address academic and/or professional potential)
  • 300-500 MEC written sample (click for topic form)

Tuition (per credit hour) $450

Graduate Admission

Online Application Form
Download Application Form (PDF)

Recommendation for Graduate Admission (PDF)
MEC Writing Sample Topics (PDF)

You’re Admitted! What’s Next?

Congratulations! And welcome to the Quincy University family. We look forward to seeing you on campus and getting to know you better.

  • We’ve compiled information to help make your transition to Quincy University easier. Learn more.
  • Ensure your place in our incoming class by sending your enrollment deposit of $150. (This is required to enroll and will be applied to your overall tuition.)
  • You can pay your deposit online or mail it to:

Office of Admissions

1800 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301
217-228-5210 or 800-688-4295
admissions@quincy.edu