Applying to Missouri State
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Review the Graduate Catalog
See the Graduate Catalog to review the admission requirements for the Graduate College and your program of interest.
International Students: Visit international services for additional admission requirements
Register for required tests
Check with your program and the test requirements section of the Graduate Catalog for any standardized tests requirements. Registration for any needed tests can be made through the appropriate testing agency.
GRE school code: 6665
Ask for transcripts showing your bachelor's degree course work and any graduate-level work to be sent, if you completed your undergraduate degree at a school other than Missouri State. Electronic transcripts are accepted when sent to GraduateAdmissions@missouristate.edu through a clearinghouse or university’s Registrar.
Gather additional required materials
Check the application requirements for your specific program to see if additional materials are required. Commonly requested items include:
- Letters of recommendation
- Departmental or program application
These items should be sent directly to the program to which you are applying
Submit graduate application materials
Submit your application and fee online. Send your transcripts and test scores to:Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Remember to send additional program-specific materials directly to your program.
What to expect after submitting your application
After the Graduate College receives your application materials, they will be evaluated to determine if you fulfill the admission requirements. You can check your application status online through our application system.
If you meet admission requirements
Your application will be forwarded on to your program for an admission decision. The program’s decision will be submitted to the Graduate College admission’s office, who will notify you via email and/or mail.
If you do not meet admission requirements
You will be notified by the Graduate College via email and/or mail.
Admitted to Missouri State?
View our New Student Checklist to begin your transition to MSU.
Dates and deadlines
Transcripts are not considered official unless they are received directly from the institution where the course work was completed. A transcript that is hand-delivered by you is considered unofficial even if it does have a seal from the institution or received in an unopened envelope.
If you send a transcript while course work for your bachelor's degree is in progress, you will need to send another official copy showing that you have been awarded a bachelor's degree.