NOTE: All application requirements must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

1) Complete the McAda Graduate School online application for the semester that you would like to start your graduate studies. Please note the application deadlines listed at the bottom of this page.

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2) After you submit your application, pay the $50 application fee required for all prospective students in USD via American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, money order, or a check drawn on a U.S. bank.

3) Submit official transcripts for all college coursework. If your transcript(s) are not in English, you must submit a certified translation along with the official document(s). Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for application review and admissions decisions; however, if you are admitted to MSU, you must provide official documents before registering for classes.

4) Submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (iBt internet-based test) or an IELTS score of 6.0, or successfully complete the Intensive English Language Institute program at MSU. An individual college within the university may establish a higher TOEFL score for admission to a particular program. If an applicant’s first language is English, a TOEFL score may not be required.

5) Check the Graduate Programs page for program-specific application requirements. If your intended program requires you to take the GRE, request that your official test scores be sent to

If you have questions about the application process, please call (940) 397-4920.
For information on International Student Services, click here.

Application Deadlines for International Applicants in the U.S.
Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Summer: March 15

Application Deadlines for International Applicants NOT in the U.S.
Fall: June 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 15