General Requirements

Admission to graduate study is granted to students who meet the academic requirements and who hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, and to certain qualified MSU seniors. A one-time, non-refundable $30 application processing fee is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on the baccalaureate degree awarding final transcript or a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the master's degree awarding final transcript for those who have completed a previous master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required. However, some programs require a higher GPA. Contact the department of your major to obtain the minimum score. Minimum scores on the GRE, GMAT or MAT are established by program. Students who do not have the minimum test scores but who demonstrate exceptional scholarly activity and/or research or the potential for quality work as evidenced by a high GPA may appeal to the appropriate department chair or program director. All graduate students will be limited to 12 graduate credit hours unless they are unconditionally admitted to a graduate program. Once unconditionally admitted, the student will be responsible for completing program requirements. Departments may drop students from unapproved courses.