Application Procedures

Apply online

The online system allows you to perform the following tasks: apply and pay your fee; return to complete a saved application; check the status of your application; and change or add a graduate program.


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.

If you are applying for readmission and have completed classes at MSU as a graduate student, you are not required to submit a fee.

Financial Aid

Learn about scholarships, graduate assistantships, grants, loans and more.