Apply to the MIS Program

The MIS program is accepting applications for Fall 2021. 

Due to the challenges of COVID-19, we will not be using GRE scores to assess applications for Fall 2021.

Application Requirements

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form and fee
  • Statement of purpose and resume
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended- 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • GRE scores  - Not required for Fall 2021 applicants.
  • Three letters of recommendation to include a minimum of one academic reference
  • International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English at a level necessary to be successful in a graduate program at NC State. This requirement can be met by

Note:  The TOEFL or IELTS test date must be no more than two years old (24 months) prior to the beginning of the requested entry term.

Prior to being fully admitted, international students must submit a Certificate of Financial Responsibility form that confirms the availability of funds to cover all expenses of the student and accompanying dependents.

For more information on International Student Life, visit the Office of International Services.

Deadlines for applications

For U.S. citizens:

Fall Applicants: March 1 priority for funding, admission on a rolling basis until June 25. 

Spring Applicants: November 1 priority, admission on a rolling basis until November 25. 

For international applicants:

Fall Applicants: March 1

Spring Applicants: July 15

Contact Information

For an application with all the necessary forms and instructions:

The Graduate School
North Carolina State University
1020 Main Campus Drive, Room 2300A
Campus Box 7102
Raleigh, NC 27695-7102

Or visit the Graduate School for online application information and forms.

For information about the GRE test:

Graduate Record Examinations
Educational Testing Service
P.O.Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000


Lifelong Learning

If you are not sure the Master of International Studies program is for you, you can take courses through Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) administered by the Lifelong Education Services of the Office of Adult Credit Programs and Summer Sessions.

Learn More about PBS