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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 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:
        --International Form
        --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. 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.

Last Modified: 12/17/20 9:20 AM