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We welcome prospective students to submit applications through the USU Graduate School. Applications are then reviewed by the MMIS admissions committee on a weekly basis. Preference for a spring start is given to highly-qualified applicants with a background in a similar field.

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Application Deadlines Fall Start Spring Start
Domestic Applicant 1 August 1 December
International Applicant 15 May 1 October

Application Process

  • Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit their online application as soon as possible, regardless if official test scores have yet to be received or taken
  • SUBMIT: The online application found at this link:
  • PAY: Non-refundable $55 application fee
  • TAKE: GRE or GMAT and achieve a 40% in the quantitative and verbal sections of the exam
  • SEND:
    • Official scores of GRE or GMAT
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended
  • **SUBMIT: The following supplemental items:
    • Résumé
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Email addresses of recommenders
  • VERIFY: That your three letters of recommendation have been submitted by following-up with your recommenders
  • WAIT: Five to seven business days for the MMIS acceptance committee to review your application
  • RECEIVE: Official email of the decision made from the School of Graduate Studies
  • **Applicants may only submit their supplemental items after the application is submitted and the $55 fee is paid. It may take up to four business days for the School of Graduate Studies to process an application. Once all items have been submitted, the application is considered complete and sent to the MMIS acceptance committee for review.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher GPA in your last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credits
  • 40th percentile on both the quantitative and verbal portions of the GMAT or GRE
  • Completed the required prerequisite courses or approved equivalents (it is not necessary that the prerequisite courses are completed before you apply, but you will need to complete all of them before you may begin your MMIS coursework)
  • English Language Scores (international students only and only one is required)
    • TOEFL: 59 Paper Based / 79 Internet
    • IELTS score of 6.0 (and a minimum score of 5 on each subscale)

Supplemental Items

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • INCLUDE: The email addresses of three people who will be submitting a letter of recommendation on your behalf
      • Prospective students who have just graduated should submit two previous faculty member names
      • Prospective students who have been out of school for more than two years may submit three professional letters of recommendation
      • The names and email addresses of the recommenders are entered directly into the application. The School of Graduate Studies will email a link to a web-interface form where the letter of recommendation is submitted
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
    • The institutional code for Utah State University is 4857 (GRE)
    • An admission test is required of ALL applicants with the minimum score of the 40th percentile in the quantitative and verbal portions of the exam
    • Only the quantitative and verbal sections of the exam are reviewed as we do not review the analytical writing section.
    • An application may be submitted before taking the GMAT or GRE, but we do not consider your application complete until your official scores have been submitted.
    • Both tests are equally acceptable
  • Official college transcripts from all attended universities
    • Official transcripts are sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies at 0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900, or electronically submitted from domestic institution to
    • If you’ve ONLY attended USU, you do not need to send an official transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
    • A one-page summary of career goals and objectives (submitted as a supplemental item after application fee has been paid)
  • Résumé
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students only)

Please reference our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.