Application Procedures

Apply Online

All graduate applications to MSU are collected through a centralized application service (CAS). Applicants need to provide program-required materials, submit official transcripts showing coursework for their bachelor’s degree and any graduate-level work, and pay the application fee through the CAS. Admission requirements and program deadlines are included in each CAS application. Note: Required materials and fees vary by program and by CAS.

1. Find your program

We offer more than 100 graduate options.

2. Review the admission requirements

Review the Graduate Catalog to review the admission requirements for your program of interest, or go directly to the program's website.

International Students: Visit international services for additional admission requirements.

3. Register for and take any required tests

Check the admission requirements for your program to determine if any standardized tests are required for admission. Registration for any needed tests can be made through the appropriate testing agency.

GRE school code: 6665

4. Apply online

All graduate applications to MSU are collected through a centralized application service (CAS). Applicants will create a user login and password. Filter by Missouri State University and find the program you wish to apply to. Admission requirements and program deadlines are included in each CAS application. Applicants need to provide program-required materials, submit official transcripts showing coursework for their bachelor’s degree and any graduate-level work, and pay the application fee through the CAS. Required materials and fees vary by program and by CAS.

5. Request transcripts

Applicants will request official transcripts showing coursework for their bachelor’s degree and any graduate-level coursework to be sent directly to the appropriate CAS.  NOTE: Transcripts are not considered official unless they are received directly from the institution where the coursework was completed. Students sending transcripts while coursework for a bachelor's degree is in progress will need to send another official copy showing that they have been awarded a bachelor's degree.

6. Pay the application fee and submit

Application fees vary by program and student type. The application fee is charged for each program that the applicant applies to. Ensure all four quadrants of the CAS application are complete and submit the application.


Reactivate Application

Students who have attended Missouri State University as a graduate student and have been out more than one year and plan to return to the same graduate program previously enrolled in can submit the Reactivate Application. If applying to a new/different graduate program, students must submit a new application through the appropriate online Centralized Application Service (CAS).


Certificate Programs

If you are a new applicant and applying only to a certificate program, you will need to apply through the appropriate CAS.

 

If you are a current MSU graduate student applying to add a certificate program, you will need to complete the Reactivate or Add Grad Program Application.


Fees

Applications collected through GradCAS will have a non-refundable application fee ($55 Domestic and $60 International). The application fee is charged for each program that the applicant applies to. Please note: professional CAS application fees vary by program. 


Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program. Deadlines for each program can be found on the program's website, and the online application.  

 




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