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Graduate Application Forms

Online Application

International Student Application

Readmission Form

  Graduate Admissions Checklist

Application Form and Fee



  • Send electronically directly from prior colleges/universities to
  • Send via mail directly from prior colleges/universities to: 

Graduate Studies at MSU Billings, 1500 University Drive, McMullen 200, Billings MT, 59101

  • Use the CertiFile service through the online application portal
  • Feel free to include unofficial transcripts as supplemental documents to start your application review, but know that official transcripts are required prior to acceptance.

Supplemental Documents

▢ A Vita or Resume* 

▢ Admissions Test Scores (e.g. GRE)#

▢ Application Essay*

 Fingerprinting and Background Check (Education Programs Only, Detailed Instructions Link)

▢ Graduate Assistant Statement*

▢ Graduate Scholarship Statement*

▢ Letters of Recommendation*

▢ Statement of Financial Need* (Stepping Forward Scholarship Only)

* required for assistantships, scholarships, and some programs

# for most programs admissions scores are waived for students with a 3.0 GPA

Graduate Admission Requirements by Program

Graduate Admissions Policies

Scholarship Statement

Statement of Commitment to Community Service, Related Accomplishments, and Desire to Succeed 

Financial Need Statement

The financial need statement is for the Stepping Forward Foundation Scholarship only

Graduate Assistant Statement

The Graduate Assistant Statement should include anticipated availability and time commitments, desire for in-person or virtual assistantship opportunities, graduate assistant assignments of interest, and contact information for three references

Post-Admission Checklist

 Arrange Funding/Financial Aid 

 Apply for WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program Tuition

Submit Immunization Records

Complete the MSUB General Scholarship Application 

▢ Check out the Kick Start page in the Grad Student Guide

Access the Graduate Studies D2L page for Events, Orientation Information, and Forums