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  • Non-Degree Seeking Applicant
  • Graduate Studies

  • Non-Degree Seeking Admission as a Graduate Special Student

    Students with a baccalaureate degree who wish to take courses for graduate credit but who are not seeking admission to a graduate program may enroll as a "graduate special" student (admission status is "graduate unclassified"). International students are not eligible for Graduate Special status. Students who later wish to be admitted to a graduate degree program must submit a new application and meet all admission criteria for the specific program. Credits earned as a Graduate Special student may later be applied to a degree program with advisor approval, but cannot exceed nine (9) semester credits. Graduate Special students are not eligible for most types of financial aid. Students who are denied admission to a degree program may not register as Graduate Special students.

    Application Process

    1. Application for Admission to Graduate Study form; check graduate special
    2. Proof of baccalaureate degree (unofficial transcripts accepted)
    3. $20 non-refundable application fee is charged for first-time MSUM students

  • Graduate Application Deadlines and Review

    • Only complete applications are reviewed
    • Programs with priority and firm deadlines
      • All application materials must be received prior to the posted deadline
      • Counseling and Student Affairs, priority deadline for Spring 2015 is September 15, 2014  
      • Counseling and Student Affairs, priority deadline for Fall 2015 is February 15, 2015
      • School Psychology, priority deadline for Fall 2015 is February 15, 2015
      • Speech-Language Pathology, firm deadline for Fall 2015 is February 1, 2015
    • Applications to all other degree programs, certificates/licensures, and non-degree requests have the following deadlines:
      • Fall 2014 Semester deadline is August 15, 2014  
      • Spring 2015 Semester deadline is December 12, 2014
      • Summer 2015 deadline is May 8, 2015
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