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School of Graduate Studies

Applying to Grad School

Application Procedures

The applicant is solely responsible for presenting full credentials by the deadline date for the session of expected entrance; the School of Graduate Studies will return all incomplete applications. The application for admission to graduate study cannot be processed until all credentials are on file. Three letters of recommendation and a personal statement are also required. Applications from seniors in their last semester of undergraduate study will be evaluated on the basis of their course work through the first semester of their senior year. The applicant's credentials must be completed during the first month of the first semester of residence. Admission may be canceled if the credentials remain incomplete or do not meet the standards of the School of Graduate Studies or the degree program. Incomplete applications will be returned to sender. Students submitting falsified information when applying for admission will be denied admission and those already admitted may have their admission canceled; they will be removed from the School of Graduate Studies, and may be subject to additional actions.


(Subject to Change) Tuition: please see Tuition and Fees for current charges. Matriculation- $10.00 (new students only) Registration- $15.00 Late Registration- $50.00 Private Music Lessons- tuition for one credit hour plus $50.00 studio fee Thesis Guidance Fee- $270.00 plus $15.00 Registration Fee Dissertation/ Thesis Fee (for binding three copies)-$60.00 Auditing- tuition for one credit hour plus fees Graduation Fee- $75.00 All checks and money orders should be payable to Morgan State University for the exact amount of the charges. All fees and tuition are due and payable at registration.

Financial Aid

School of Graduate Studies Awards Application forms for financial aid may be obtained from the Office of the School of Graduate Studies and must be returned by February 1 for the following Fall Semester. A limited number of awards may be available for the Spring Semester; application forms must be returned by October 1 for the following Spring semester. No awards are made for summer sessions. Awards for the Fall Semester are usually announced in June.The deadline for applications for financial aid is April 1 for the following academic year.

Doctoral students are restricted to four years (8 semesters) for Fellowship or Assistantship support.

An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale is the minimum average considered for awards from applicants without previous graduate study; matriculated graduate students and applicants with prior graduate study should present a 3.25 or higher grade point average for all graduate course work. Doctoral students must present a minimum 3.0, 3.3 or 3.5 cumulative grade-point average as required by their respective departments. Students who are on academic probation are ineligible to receive assistantships, fellowships, tuition awards, and other financial aid from the School of Graduate Studies