Applying to Graduate School

Graduate Studies offers an online application process for admission to all graduate degree programs. For international students, or domestic students wishing to use financial aid, there are recommended application target dates. It may be helpful to schedule an appointment with the program coordinator or advisor for the degree or program you wish to pursue prior to submitting your application.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Applying Online

  1. Go to the online application at Click on Begin your Application.
  2. Complete the first page of the application and click on Save and Continue. You will receive an e-mail with a temporary password and a link to verify your online application account for future access to your application.
  3. After saving, you’ll see a progress bar on the left side of the page that tracks your completion status.
  4. Continue to complete the required application areas (e.g., Program, Academic History, Recommendations, Documents, Residency, and Additional Information).
  5. To access your application for any reason, log in to
  6. You can submit your application fee online through QuikPAY at any time, but your application will not be considered complete until all required fields show 100 percent completion.
  7. Once all fields, including Application Fee have been completed, click on Submit Application. Review your application summary, confirming all information is correct, and click on Submit Application at the bottom of the page.

Specific admissions requirements vary by degree and program, so be sure to review the requirements for the MA, MAT, MBA, MEd, MS, CAGS, and EdD programs. If you are an international applicant, please review the additional admissions requirements for international students. There are no additional requirements for educator certification or graduate certificate applicants.

We encourage you to schedule an appointment with the program coordinator or advisor for the degree or program you wish to pursue.

Please note: All applications for admission become part of the permanent records of Plymouth State University and will not be returned. Access to this material is limited under the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Materials received as part of the application process will not be duplicated for personal use by the applicant nor forwarded to a third party. Please note: Plymouth is under no obligation to accept more than 12 credits taken at Plymouth State University prior to admittance into a degree program. Courses older than six years at the time of admittance may not be counted toward a degree.

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