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 reviewed by the Dean of Graduate Studies to assure that the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the MSUM Graduate School. The Dean of Graduate Studies notifies the appropriate graduate program if the applicant meets, or does not meet, minimum MSUM graduate school admission requirements and 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 letter of acceptance or denial will be sent to the applicant by the Dean of Graduate Studies with copies to the Program Coordinator. An advising copy of the application file is returned to the graduate program coordinator.
The following admission categories will be used by the Graduate School:
Full StandingThis status is used when all program admission requirements are fully met.
ProvisionalThis 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.
DenialThis 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 materialsPart 2 Program specific application materialsPart 3 International application materials
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.
Admission to a Graduate Certificate program requires submission of the following materials. All materials are submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.
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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