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How to Apply to a Graduate Program

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Application is available to be submit online. You will start by creating a StarID to log in if you don't currently have one. 

Once you have submitted the online application you can upload or email the following document to complete your application:

  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, please submit an official English transcript credential evaluation of all your foreign  post-secondary transcripts.  We currently accept evaluations from SpanTran, WES and ECE.
  3. Provide two references and their contact information
  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.


In addition, all International Students are also required to submit the following items:
             --Financial Statement Form:
                --Financial affidavit of support from your sponsor(s). 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 who 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 six months. The bank statement must show the equivalent of $19,740. 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
          --Colored 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 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. M.S. Cybersecurity students are required to have a 2.75 GPA or above for admission.

*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 today.

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