Steps for Completing Your Online Application

MSU responds to novel coronavirus pandemic


We recognize that the global COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for some applicants to take the GRE or GMAT. Thus, we are making the GRE/GMAT requirement optional for Fall 2021 master's admissions.

If you are not submitting a GRE or GMAT score as part of your application materials, please submit an academic statement that includes a discussion of both your past experiences (work or academic) involving data analysis and the strength of your quantitative analytical skills.

For questions, please contact Melanie Zaremba at

  • There is a $65 application fee you can pay directly from the website.
  • If you are applying for financial aid, check the appropriate boxes on the application to indicate this.
  • If you have previously been admitted to another graduate program at MSU, you do not need to submit another graduate application form.
  • If you are presently enrolled in another graduate program at MSU, request an Internal Transfer form from us to submit in place of the MSU application form. The Internal Transfer form should be returned directly to our office. There is no fee.
  • If you were previously a graduate student in another program at MSU but are not currently enrolled, you must complete an MSU Application for Readmission to Graduate Study. There is no fee for readmission.