Michigan Tech offers the following admissions types. For details on the application process, see our How To Apply page.
To be admitted to pursue a graduate degree at Michigan Tech, prospective students must identify a program (field of study) and degree (e.g. MS or PhD) for their application. Applicants may apply to more than one program. Please refer to the program pages for program-specific requirements.
In addition to degree programs, Michigan Tech has a variety of graduate certificates that can be earned concurrently with a degree or by (some) non-degree seeking students.
- Current Michigan Tech graduate students who are in a degree program do not need to formally apply.
- current students must still submit the appropriate degree schedule in order to complete the certificate
- Non-degree seeking students interested in obtaining a graduate certificate must apply to the certificate program using the online application - the number of credits earned prior to admission that can be counted are restricted.
- International Students must apply and be accepted into a degree granting program in order to earn a graduate certificate.
Students who wish to enroll in courses without applying to a specific degree program may apply for non-degree seeking status. Not all courses are available to non-degree seeking students.
This status is open to the following individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent:
- Domestic students
- Current K-12 teachers applying to a Professional Development Program (must supply proof of current teacher certification to be granted the Applied Science Education graduate tuition rate)
- Select International distance students
- Michigan Tech employees
- F2 dependents
TOEFL scores may be required to apply for non-degree seeking status. Students should contact the program before registering for a course.
Transitioning from non-degree seeking status to a graduate degree or certificate program will require submission of a new online application.
Non-degree seeking students can transfer a maximum of one-third of the total number of non-research credits required for a specific graduate degree if they change from non-degree seeking to degree seeking status at Michigan Tech.
Programs determine which courses taken by non-degree seeking students can be used to satisfy requirements for a specific degree when accepted.
Students who are citizens of countries other than the United States who want to apply to a graduate degree or certificate program should refer to our International Applicants page.
Current Graduate Students
Currently enrolled Michigan Tech graduate students (including non-degree seeking graduate students) applying for a different or additional graduate degree program must complete a new online application.
Michigan Tech employees are welcome to pursue graduate degrees or enroll in courses to further their education, pending approval of their supervisor.
- To pursue a degree, fill out a new application and submit all required materials. See program pages for specific admission requirements.
- To enroll in a course, apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student prior to registering. Not all courses are available to this admissions type.
Some programs offer provisional admission to applicants who have deficiencies that must be corrected. To verify if provisional admission may be granted for a program of interest, students should contact the Graduate School.
Deficiencies that may be considered for provisional admission include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Low or missing test scores
- Poor English language proficiency
- Missing prerequisite courses
A student’s admission letter will describe the provisions granted and set a time limit for the student to complete the requirements. Graduate programs will monitor provisionally accepted students and will notify the Graduate School about students who do not complete the requirements.