Apply to the MIS Program

Application Requirements

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- A minimum of 300 on the combined verbal and quantitative component is expected, with a minimum of 4.0 on the analytical writing component. 
  • Three letters of recommendation to include a minimum of one academic reference

English proficiency for International students can be determined by either the TOEFL iBT (NC State minimum of 80, expectation of 100 for MIS applicants) or IELTS (NC State minimum of 6.5). 

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:

March 1st for Fall semester - priority deadline for funding 
After March 1, applications are accepted on a rolling basis
until the Graduate School deadline of June 25

November 1st for Spring Semester

For international applicants:

March 1st for Fall semester

July 15 for Spring semester

Contact Information

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
P.O.Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000


Lifelong Learning

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.

Learn More about PBS