How to Apply

You can do this!  Now is the time and SMSU is the place. Take time out of your busy schedule and make a SMART CHOICE by enrolling in the Graduate Program at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Apply Today!

Application forms are available to submit online or can complete the fillable form. International students must complete the online application, fillable form or the international student application.  Feel free to submit the application along with the following items: 

  1. $30 (Non-Refundable) Application Fee
  2. An official transcript from an accredited college or university stating a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) has been completed.  If you attended a Minnesota State College or University, SMSU should be able to view your transcript without you having to request one to be sent. 
    ** International students are required to submit their official transcripts to be evaluated by ECE or WES for admission
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. A personal statement of qualifications and career objectives (one or two pages; double spaced).  How will this master's program contribute to your professional growth?
  5. Immunization Form
  6.  A copy of your teaching license is required for the Special Education program.
  7. In addition, all International Students are also required to submit the following items:
    --International Form
    --Financial Statements
    --IELTS or TOEFL scores  
    --Medical History Form
    --Copy of your Passport

Program Requirements:

  1. MBA Students are required to have a 3.0 GPA or a GMAT score of 450 or above for admission. 
  2. Education, Special Education, and Physical Education require a 3.0 GPA for admission.
  3. Students with a GPA under 3.0 may qualify for provisional admission through demonstrating their skills and abilities in their application. Provisional admission requires students to attain a 3.0 GPA in their first semester.

If you have any questions call 1-800-642-0684 ext. 6819 or email today.

Last Modified: 8/14/18 9:19 AM