To be considered for admission to the Graduate School as a degree- or certificate-seeking student, you need to:
- have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and
- be prepared for advanced study in your chosen field, as demonstrated by your previous degree and your scholastic record.
Graduate School Application
Fill out our free application online, whether you are a domestic or international student to apply to any of our degree or certificate programs. You will need official transcripts and scores later but you do not need them for the initial application. Once accepted by the Graduate School, you should use MyMichiganTech to upload all of the required materials as Programs typically will not review your application until all materials have been submitted. Program admissions requirements vary and are listed on our individual program websites.
If you enrolled to the Graduate School before you will need to complete our Application for Readmission.
You are required to complete a Statement of Purpose and a Personal Statement. Each provides unique perspectives about you for our reviewers.
- These statements must be submitted using the appropriate form on MyMichiganTech. Files uploaded elsewhere will not be accepted.
- Responses have a hard character limit.
- Pay careful attention to this section of the application, as many departments place strong emphasis on these statements.
Statement of Purpose
The Statement of Purpose (3,000 character limit, including spaces) should strongly convey your purpose for applying to the selected graduate program and specify:
- your passion for, and knowledge of, the intended plan of study using the language of the field;
- your intended program, area of study, research interest(s), and desired advisor (if applicable);
- experience you can bring to the department, including any professional and/or presentation experience;
- skills that can help you succeed such as research, leadership, or publication experience.
The Personal Statement (2,000 character limit, including spaces) allows you to tell your story and your experiences that have shaped your life, and can provide:
- details on what is unique about you;
- information on overcoming personal hardships (financial, physical, or familial);
- your explanation of any discrepancies in your application;
- your thoughts on how this degree will help you achieve future goals.
Once accepted, you are required to upload official copies of your previous college/university transcripts and proof of degree(s) to complete your enrollment and begin the application review process. If accepted, please bring your official documents to the main office (414 Administration Building) of the Graduate School upon arrival to Michigan Tech.
The Graduate School does not have any Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirement. However, individual programs may require one of these examinations. Please refer to the admission requirements of your program of interest. If you are a current Michigan Tech student, you may be eligible for the GRE Fee Reduction Program. If you are an International applicant, you must also provide proof of English proficiency. We accept both TOEFL and IELTS test results. You may upload unofficial copies of their test score reports for the initial application review process, however, your official scores must be provided to complete enrollment, if you are accepted. Official ETS (GRE & TOEFL) scores should be sent directly to the Graduate School using our School Code: 1464.
Letters of Recommendation
Most programs require two to three letters of recommendation (please see program page for specific requirements). Letters of recommendation are requested through MyMichiganTech.
Program Required Documents
Review all of your documents required by your program(s) of interest prior to beginning the application process. Additional documents/requirements you may need to include could be:
- A résumé / curriculum vitae
- A writing sample
- Prerequisite courses
- A previous degree in a specified field
Although most programs review applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, we encourage you to follow the recommended deadlines on the individual program pages of your interest(s).
For specific information, please see our International Applicants page.