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.
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
- Taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (NC State minimum score of 80, expectation of 100 for MIS applicants); or
- Taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 on the listening, reading, and writing sections and a 6.5 (or 7.0 for graduate assistants) on the speaking section; or
- Taking the Duolingo test with a minimum total score of 100; or
- Being a citizen of a country where English is an official language and the language of instruction in higher education; or
- Having successfully completed at least one year of full-time study in a degree program at a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university.
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
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
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
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.