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Application forms are available to submit online or you 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 and diploma to SMSU.  The documents must be certified true copies or notorized photocopies.
  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, Reading, and TESL programs
  7. In addition, all International Students are also required to submit the following items:
    --International Form
    --Financial Statement Form:
              Please complete all sections of the financial statement form or send a separate financial affidavit of support from your sponsor. The financial statement or affidavit of support from your sponsor must be notarized by a notary public, government magistrate, or commissioner of oaths; this process indicates to us that he/she is the person wo has access to the funds and that he/she is aware of the commitment he/she is making to support you for the duration of your studies.
    -- Bank Statement:
                  Please submit an official bank statement from your sponsor that has been printed within the last three months. The bank statement must show the equivalent of the amount shown on the application packet. Note that both the financial statement and the bank statement must be from the same individual.  Photocopies are acceptable; however, they must be attested as certified true copy.
    --English Proficiency
    --Medical History Form
    --Copy of your Passport:
                 Please provide us with a colored copy of the informational page of your passport which is the page that includes your basic information like name, date of birth, your photo, valid dates, and many other essential information. Please make sure that the color copy is clear and readable to prevent any error in reading your document or processing your application.

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 and Special Education students are required to have a 3.0 GPA for admission.
  3. Physical Education students are required to have a 2.5 GPA for admission.
  4. If your GPA is under the requirement, you may still qualify for provisional admission through demonstrating your skills and abilities in your application. Provisional admission does require 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 GraduateStudies@SMSU.edu today.

Last Modified: 11/2/18 11:40 AM