Complete each step below to apply to a USU Graduate School degree program.

Once the submission is processed by the School of Graduate Studies, it will be sent to the department the degree is housed in. This department will be who contacts you. The timeline for when you will be contacted is determined by the department.

Apply to USU

Once you have read the instructions below, click here to apply online.

Create an account

Whether or not you’ve attended USU before, you need to create a new admissions account. The ‘Create An Account’ page is where you will enter your name, contact information, demographic information, and indicate your academic area of interest and planned start date. Save your information.

* State Authorization Restrictions:  Distance education programs are unavailable to students residing in Arkansas.  Master of Dietetics Administration and Master of Natural Resources are the only graduate distance education programs available to students residing in Minnesota.

After you select the “Start Application” menu option, choose “New Graduate Application”. Complete and save each section in the left pane.

After the application is completed, you will go to a secure page where you are required to pay the $55 application fee. You can pay with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card. Your application will not be submitted until this fee is paid. Your supplemental items will not be updated for the program in which you are applying until you pay the application fee.

If you are a USU honors student (enrolled in the Honors Program and taken an honors class) or a McNair Scholar, you are eligible to have the application fee waived, click here to email the School of Graduate Studies to find out if you qualify.

Enter additional required information and materials by choosing ‘Submit Supplemental Items’ from the ‘My Account’ page. This is where you will enter names and email addresses for people you want to provide letters of recommendation, and it is also where you will enter other materials that are required by the program to which you are applying (e.g., resume, statement of purpose).
The ‘My Account’ page is where you can see what parts of your application have been submitted and what parts have not yet been received by the School of Graduate Studies.
Register to take an admissions test. The USU Testing Services (435-797-1004) offers tests on campus. Learn more about the GRE, GMAT and MAT online.

A score at or above the 40th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or GMAT, or the 40th percentile on the entire MAT is required by the School of Graduate Studies. Some departments may require a higher score, so be sure to consult the individual department websites or Graduate Program Contact representing the department.

Test scores must be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies by the testing agency. The institutional code for Utah State University is 4857 (GRE) or 2273 (MAT). A department code is not required. Test scores must be received before an application is considered complete.

An official transcript must be ordered from each previously attended college and/or university* and must be sent directly from the institution to USU’s School of Graduate Studies (0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900). Transcripts must be submitted for all courses above the high school level and for all prior degrees. If all courses taken at one institution are listed individually on a transcript from a second institution, including date, credits and grade for each course, you do not need to submit an official transcript from the first institution.

Transcripts submitted as application credentials become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be returned to the applicant.

* If you attended USU, we will obtain your transcript.

International students should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and have the score sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies by the testing service.

Click here to learn more about the requirements for international students.