​​Follow these simple steps:

  • Applications
    Apply online (http://apply.cmich.edu) or submit a signed copy of a completed application form.
  • Transcripts / Proof of Degree
    Arrange for official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to be directly sent to the College of Graduate Studies from the registrar of each college or university attended (except CMU).
  • Entrance Exam Scores
    Arrange for official scores of applicable entrance exams (GRE, GMAT, MAT, etc.) to be directly sent to the College of Graduate Studies.
  • Statement of Purpose
    Submit a Statement of Purpose (one to two pages) describing your purpose and general plans for graduate study at CMU, including any research or teaching experience you have had.​ You also may include information about your career plans after graduation, as well as any past and/or current activities and achievements which are related to your proposed field of specialization.
  • Additional Requirements
    Submit additional department requirements if applicable. Many graduate programs require supplementary application materials, such as letters of recommendation, portfolios, etc. See the Graduate Bulletin or check with your intended program's department for details on additional application materials.
  • International Student Requirements
    For applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents:
    • Submit a copy of your passport.
    • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. Official scores from TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, and Pearson's may be directly sent to the College of Graduate Studies​. You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. Review the Graduate Bulletin for specific English requirements for your intended graduate program.
    • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification.
    • For a more detailed checklist for international students, visit The College of Graduate Studies' Application Guidelines page.

  • Application Fee
    Submit your application fee.  You may provide credit card information or mail a check or money order to the College of Graduate Studies. Please make your check or money order payable to Central Michigan University.
    • U.S. citizens and permanent residents: $45
    • All international students who are not U.S. citizens or residents: $60 (U.S. dollars)​