How to Apply


  • Complete an application online before the deadlines listed at the bottom of this page. There is a $50 application fee for all prospective students.

  • If you are applying for a distance education graduate program, and reside outside of Texas, please click here to request verification that MSU is approved to deliver distance education for your desired major in your state.
  • PLEASE CHECK OUT PROGRAMS PAGE TO DETERMINE IF THE GRE/GMAT ARE REQUIRED BY YOUR PROGRAM. If your program requires you to  take the GRE (gre.org) or GMAT (mba.com), please request that scores be sent to the MSU Graduate Admissions Office. International students may also need to take the TOEFL or IELTS, which tests English language proficiency.  Please allow at least 1 month for official scores to be received by the Graduate School. 

  • Request official transcripts from each institution attended other than MSU. Transcripts should be sent directly to the MSU Graduate Admissions Office at 3410 Taft Blvd; Wichita Falls, TX 76308.  Transcripts also may be sent electronically by the institution for expedited receipt. Please send e-transcripts to graduateschool@msutexas.edu

  • Meet with the graduate coordinator of your intended major for program specific requirements and application information. Some departments may require a separate departmental application. ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE SENT TO THE GRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE.
  • McNair Scholars: Please submit your McNair Application Fee Waiver to graduateschool@msutexas.edu
  • If you are applying for financial aid, a FAFSA must be completed. For assistance filling out the form, visit the MSU Financial Aid Office webpage. If you are applying for a certification program, please go to here to learn more about financial aid status. 

  • Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you with your Mustang ID and PIN to be used to check the status of your application online.

  • Once your application file is complete with all required test scores and transcripts, a review will be sent to the graduate coordinator for consideration. The Graduate Dean reviews all admission decisions and sends formal notification to each student.

 

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Questions about the process? Contact us at 940-397-4920.

Application Deadlines*

 Domestic Students
 Semester   Deadline 
 Fall   August 1 
 Spring   December 1
 Summer I   May 1
 Summer II    June 1
 International Students
 Semester  Deadline
 Fall May 15 
 Spring September 15
 Summer March 15

 *These are general application deadlines that do not apply to all programs. It is to your advantage to contact the Graduate Office or the graduate coordinator of your intended program for deadline information specific to your program.

 

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Midwestern State University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the MSU Police Department website at: https://msutexas.edu/police/awareness.php 

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Midwestern State University Police Department at 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (940) 397-4239.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; fire safety; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in MSU Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by law and is provided by the Midwestern State University Police Department.