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Graduate School 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, along with 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 testing admittance score you will need. 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.
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