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Graduate Scholarships

​More than 25 specialized scholarships and awards are available for graduate students. Many are endowments created by individuals, organizations and corporations to support CMU students in their efforts to achieve advanced degrees.

A full list can be found in the Graduate Student Bulletin. For more information, contact CMU’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

The College of Graduate Studies​ also offers competitive research grants, presentation grants, and outstanding thesis and dissertation awards.​

Graduate Tuition Awards

Residents of Michigan are given in-state tuition rates. Additionally, any admitted student from outside the state of Michigan might receive resident tuition rates if the student qualifies for a Graduate Tuition Award. CMU provides three Graduate Tuition Awards, and each is awarded to qualified students upon request.

Legacy Tuition Award

Any newly admitted graduate student with a parent or grandparent who received a degree from CMU may receive this award for resident tuition.

Neighboring Regions Tuition Award

Any admitted graduate student who is a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio or Wisconsin and who has completed a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (U.S. 4.0 scale) qualifies for this award.  This award also is available to any student (U.S. or international) who has completed a bachelor's degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 from an accredited college or university located within Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin or Michigan.

Additionally, any admitted student who is a resident of Ontario, Canada, and who has completed a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Canada with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the U.S. 4.0 scale also qualifies for this award.  This award also is available to any student (U.S. or international) who has completed a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited, four-year university in Ontario, Canada, and has completed a minimum of two years of study in their academic program within Ontario and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a U.S. 4.0 scale.

Recipients will be awarded resident tuition throughout the duration of their academic program, provided the student maintains a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Out-of-State Merit Graduate Tuition Award

The Out-of-State Merit Graduate Tuition Award is available to all students (U.S. and international) and applies to the student's entire academic degree program, provided the student maintains a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.  To qualify the student must demonstrate the following accomplishments:

  1. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on the U.S. 4.0 scale
  2. An appropriate entrance exam score
    • GRE (Graduate Records Exam):  GRE Verbal score of at least 157 and GRE Quantitative score of at least 152. 
    • The old GRE test equivalents are 560 Verbal and 660 Quantitative; or
    • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test): Minimum GMAT score of 600; or
    • MAT (Miller Analogies Test): Minimum MAT score of 418.
  3. Proof of English Proficiency (required only from non-native speakers of English)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum score of 100 (ibt) or 600 (pbt); or
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum score of 7.
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