Facebook Pixel for Advertising Data

Graduate School Application: How-To

Are you thinking about applying for a graduate degree?

Student with a phone viewing the grad school application.


Step 1: Go to apply.grad.msstate.edu.

Step 2: Click on the apply online link for the desired term.

Graduate school application homepage with link to begin online application.

Step 3: Login.

Step A1: If you have never applied through this application portal, create an account as a first-time user.

graduate school application screen displaying option to log in for existing users and create an account for new users

Step A2: Enter your information to register for an account and click continue.

Registration screen for new users

Step A3: Enter the temporary PIN code that was sent to your email and birthdate to continue.

login screen prompting entry of temporary pin and birthday for new users

Step A4: Create a password to finalize your account.

password creation screen

Step B1: If you have previously applied through this application portal, login as a returning user.

graduate school application screen displaying option to log in for existing users and create an account for new users

Step B2: Enter your email address and password to login to your application portal.

Log in page for all users

Step 4: Click start new application.

Application dashboard with link to begin new application

Step 5: Verify application details and click create application.

Pop up screen prompting users to create new application

Step 6: Click open application.

Pop up screen prompting users to open application

Step 7: Review the welcome page for important application details and click continue.

graduate application welcome page

Step 8: Fill in all personal information and click continue.
*Be sure that your permanent address matches your state of legal residence or country of citizenship/ residency.

graduate application personal information page

Step 9: Complete all residency and military status fields and click continue.

graduate application residency information page

Step 10: Complete all fields on the admission information section.

Step 10a. Select campus.

graduate application admission information page

Step 10b. Select program.
*Please note that programs listed are filtered based on campus offered.

graduate application admission information page with choice of campus filtered to Starkville Main Campus

Step 10c. Select desired admission term.
*If desired term is not listed, check apply.grad.msstate.edu for dates that each application group opens and/ or to select appropriate apply link for desired term.

graduate application admission information page with option for intended semester term

Step 10d. Answer questions about MSU employee status and attendance history.
*If you answered yes to either questions, please enter MSU ID or NetID.
*If you have previously attended MSU, select the level that you have attended.
**If you have previously attended at the graduate level and are applying to a different program than the one you were last in, answer NO to the question that asks if you are applying to the same program and degree level already started.
**If you have previously attended at the graduate level and are applying to the same program that you were last enrolled in, answer YES that you are applying to the same program and degree already started and email recordchange@grad.msstate.edu.

Step 10e. Answer concurrent degree program questions. If you answered yes, select if you would like this program to be your primary or secondary curriculum. If you answered no, click continue.

graduate application admission information page with concurrent degree questions

Step 11: Add each institution that you attended beginning with your bachelor’s degree and all academic coursework completed afterwards.
*If your institution is not available in the drop-down menu, then please use the appropriate code and type your institution’s name in the corresponding field.

pop up to add prior institutions on educational background pagepop up to add prior institutions on educational background page

Step 12: Complete supplemental information fields and upload document(s) if available, then click continue.

graduate application graduate supplemental information pagegraduate application graduate supplemental information page continued

Step 13: Add 3 recommenders. Then, click continue.
*At minimum, name, organization, and email fields are required.

pop up to add recommender information on the recommendations pagepop up to add recommender information on the recommendations page

Step 14: Answer both conduct questions and click continue

conduct information page within graduate school application

Step 15: Review the signature page, sign, and click continue.

Signature page within graduate school application

Step 16: Review application and correct errors. Red= Fix now. Orange= Can fix later.

Graduate application Review page with errors that need to be corrected before submitting

Step 17: Click finalize application and pay and ok in the confirmation pop-up screen.
*Please note that you will not be able to make changes to your application after this point. However, you will still be able to upload supporting documents and edit recommenders.

pop up on review page confirming user’s application is complete

Step 18: Click submit payment to submit the non-refundable application fee. Domestic applications cost $60, International applications cost $80.

Application fee page

Step 19: Check application portal to view application checklist and upload additional documents and/or edit recommenders. If you have questions, contact your Admission and Enrollment Assistant.

graduate school application portal

 

application checklist on graduate school application portal

Step 20: Regularly check your email and application status portal for changes to your application status.