Frequently Asked Questions
- How long do I have to complete the program?
- Do I need to take a GRE exam?
- How many courses can I take at one time?
- How many hours are required to complete the degree?
- Is transfer credit accepted in the program?
- Can I take courses without being enrolled in the program?
- Will I have an academic advisor?
- Can I be admitted on a provisional basis?
- Can I start anytime, or are classes offered during a regular semester?
- Can I apply my veteran’s benefits to this degree?
- What is the cost for tuition and fees?
No. Taking the GRE is not required for admission to the MTL Program.
You may take as many courses as you are comfortable taking. However, the courses are rigorous and will take time to complete successfully. Therefore, we suggest you take no more than two. Traditional graduate-level courses require at least three hours of work per credit hour each week.
The degree requires forty hours, which includes twenty hours of required courses plus twenty hours of elective courses.
Credit hours are accepted at the Graduate School, yet because of the unique focus of this program, each situation must be reviewed on a course-by-course, individual basis.
Admittance to the degree is preferred, but not mandatory. Priority is given to those who are enrolled in the MTL program. NAS (non-degree seeking/non-assigned) students are allowed to take up to eight hours of MTL coursework before declaring a major. Upon completion of eight hours of MTL coursework, NAS students should complete a change of major form declaring MTL as their major.
Yes. – The MTL Program Coordinator will advise you.
Yes, there is a Graduate School conditional admittance, with the requirement that you obtain a 3.0 in the first two courses you take.
Classes are offered during a regular sixteen-week semester schedule in the fall and spring semesters, and during an eight-week session for summer.
You may contact the UIS Admissions Office at (217) 206-4847 or toll-free at 1-888-977-4847 for information regarding veterans benefits and how they might apply.
The cost of tuition is set by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. For the most up-to-date information, visit tuition and payments.