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  • Degree Seeking Admission

    Admission to a graduate degree, certificate or licensure program is considered only after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. Incomplete files are not reviewed.Upon receipt of the completed application including all required materials, the file is forwarded to the program for review. The program reviews all complete files for admission or denial based on the program requirements and returns the file to the Graduate Studies Office. A formal acceptance or denial is sent to the applicant by the Dean of Graduate Studies with copies to the Program Coordinator.

    The following admission categories will be used by the Graduate School:

    Full Standing
    This status is used when all program admission requirements are fully met.

    Provisional
    This status is used when students show potential for success in a graduate program. The graduate program coordinator and the Dean of Graduate Studies determine the specific provisions that must be met by the student before full standing can be granted.

    Denial
    This status is used when students do not meet the program admission requirements.

  • Admission to a Master's or Specialist degree program requires submission of the following materials to the MSUM Graduate Studies Office by the posted deadline. 
    Part 1 Standard application materials
    Part 2 Program specific application materials
    Part 3 International application materials

     

    Part 1: Standard Application Materials

    1. Completed "Application for Admission to Graduate Study" form.
    2. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to the MSUM Graduate Studies Office. Transcripts issued to students are not considered official and may not be substituted for official transcripts.  Transcript Policy.
    3. A non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants payable to Minnesota State University Moorhead.  To pay by credit card, please call the Graduate Studies Office at 218-477-2134 during normal business hours.

    Part 2: Program Specific Application Materials

     Please refer to the Admission Requirements section for the program you are selecting.  

     


    Part 3: International Application Materials

    International students must submit additional materials for INS compliance as outlined in the International Students section following.
    1. Completed Financial Statement listing the availability of adequate monetary support for the duration of graduate study and a certified bank letter. The current requirement is at least U.S. $18,000.00 per year.
    2. For those whose native language is not English, an official TOEFL or IELTS examination is required. Scores required on the TOEFL are 550 (paperbased) or 213 (computer-based). A TOEFL score of 570 (paper-based) or 230 (computer-based) is required to be considered for admission to the Speech-Language Pathology. A band score of 6.5 is required on the IELTS and 7.0 is required for admission to the Speech-Language pathology program.
    3. A comprehensive course-by-course transcript evaluation by either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) is required for transcripts from all post-secondary colleges and universities outside of the United States. Do not send these transcripts directly to MSUM.
    4. International students must purchase the University health insurance. No exceptions will be made.
       

     

    Graduate Studies Office
    107 Lommen Hall
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Ave. S.
    Moorhead, MN 56563
    Voice:  218-477-2134
    Fax:  218-477-2482
    E-Mail:  graduate@mnstate.edu

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Admission to a specialist degree program is considered only after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. Incomplete files will not be reviewed.

    1. Admission requirements for the Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership must be followed.
    2. Admission requirements for the Specialist Degree in School Psychology must be followed.

     

     

    Admission to a Graduate Certificate program requires submission of the following materials. All materials are submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.

    1. Completed "Application for Admission to Graduate Study" form.
    2. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to the MSUM Graduate Studies Office. Transcripts issued to students are not considered official and may not be substituted for official transcripts.
    3. A non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants payable to Minnesota State University Moorhead
    4. Other documents as required by specific certificate programs. Such individual requirements are defined under the specific graduate certificate descriptions.

     

     

    1. International Students, print the packet, complete all required forms, and mail to the Graduate Studies Office.
    2. The non-refundable fee for international students who are first-time applicants is U.S. $20.00.
    3. Completed Financial Statement listing the availability of adequate monetary support for the duration of graduate study and a certified bank letter. The current requirement is at least U.S. $18,000.00 per year.
    4. For those whose native language is not English, an official TOEFL or IELTS examination is required. Scores required on the TOEFL are 550 (paperbased) or 213 (computer-based). A TOEFL score of 570 (paper-based) or 230 (computer-based) is required to be considered for admission to the Speech-Language Pathology. A band score of 6.5 is required on the IELTS and 7.0 is required for admission to the Speech-Language pathology program.
    5. A comprehensive course-by-course transcript evaluation by either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) is required for transcripts from all post-secondary colleges and universities outside of the United States. Do not send these transcripts directly to MSUM.
    6. International students must purchase the University health insurance. No exceptions will be made.

     

    Applications must be completed by April 15 for Fall Semester or at least six weeks before the start of Spring Semester or Summer Session to ensure admission by the beginning of the term. Admissions to many programs are continuous; however, some programs have specific deadlines as follows.

    Accounting and Finance: March 15 for Fall Semester start date and October 15 for a Spring Semester start date

    Counseling and Student Affairs: February 15th for a Fall Semester start date and September 15th for a Spring Semester start date

    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: February 1st for Fall Semester start date and October 15th for a Spring Semester start date

    School Psychology: February 15 for a Fall Semester start date; normally there are no admissions for Spring Semester

    Special Education: June 15 for a Fall Semester start date and October 15 for a Spring Semester start date

    Speech-Language Pathology: February 1 for a Fall Semester start date; normally there are no admissions for Spring Semester

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