We recommend that you apply for admission to the Graduate College using our online application. By applying online, you speed up the processing time of your application.
The online application allows you to:
- Apply and pay your fee online
- Return to complete a saved application
- Check your application status
- Change or add a graduate program
If you are a graduate student who has not taken graduate classes for more than a year, you must complete the Readmit Graduate Application through the online application system.
Please check with your graduate program’s director to ensure all additional supporting materials have been received.
Some graduate programs have specific deadlines that must be met in order to be considered for admission; applications received after those deadlines might not be considered. Check program listings in the Graduate Catalog and with your program director to identify program-specific deadlines.
Missouri State does adhere to semester deadlines to avoid late fees. Please submit your application well before these deadlines, especially if you are considering a graduate assistantship. The late fee deadlines are as follows:
- Fall semester: July 20
- Spring semester: December 20
- Summer semester: May 20
A $35 non-refundable application fee is required of all first-time applicants applying for admission to the Graduate College. A $25 late fee is charged in addition to the application fee if you apply for admission after the stipulated late fee deadlines.
If you are applying for readmission and have completed classes at MSU as a graduate student, you are not required to submit a fee.
Application information for international students
The office of international services assists international students with the admission process into Missouri State University. Visit the international services website for admission requirements and application information specific to international students.
Applying for an accelerated master’s program
If you are a Missouri State undergraduate student wishing to apply for an accelerated master’s program, visit Applying for an Accelerated Master’s Program for special instructions.
Applying for a graduate certificate program
The application process for a graduate certificate program varies based on whether you are pursuing just the certificate or adding the certificate to your graduate program: