MSSM Admission Requirements and Instructions

  1. Completed MSU Graduate School Application. Applications must be submitted online. The Graduate School at Minot State University does not accept paper applications. To access the online application, please visit: The exception to this is applications for re-admission (available on the Graduate School website).
  2. Requirements and Instructions. Detailed admission requirements and instructions can be found at
  3. Required Test Scores. International students must give evidence of proficiency in English. Such students should arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A passing score on the TOEFL is 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) and 79 on the Internet-based test (IBT). A passing score on the IELTS examination is 6.0 overall band score.
  4. Applicants are required to submit a current resume or curriculum vita.
  5. Applicants are also required to submit 500-word Statement of Purpose
  6. Declaration of finances (on-campus international students only).

    You can upload the information in the application system under "Other Supporting Documents.” If you are unable to upload the information, please send it to:
    Minot State University
    Graduate School
    500 University Avenue West
    Minot, ND 58707