Applying to a Master's Degree Program as an International Student

Please submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office.

  • Submit the Graduate School Application and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $50 in U.S.D. via MasterCard, American Express, VISA, Discover Card, money order or check drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Submit official transcripts from all college coursework.
  • MSU requires a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA that includes verified transcripts.  MSU strongly prefers the WES ICAP evaluation, but will accept a comparable evaluation from a NACES or AICE member.
  • Submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (iBt internet-based test) or 6.0 IELTS or successful completion of the English Language Institute (IELI) program at MSU.
    • An individual college within the University may establish a higher TOEFL score for admission to a particular program.
    • If a student's first language is English, a TOEFL score may not be required.
  • Please visit our programs webpage for program-specific admission requirements.


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

Application Deadlines




May 15 


October 1


March 15