How to Apply


January 15, 2019 for admission to Fall 2019.


Our target date to publish all decision letters in ApplyYourself is on or before April 1.

Application Criteria

A complete application includes the following required materials:

Application fees can be paid online by credit card.  We accept Visa and MasterCard only.  We do not accept cash, wire transfers, bank transfers, or checks.

Application fee waivers are only available for AmeriCorps Alumni, Foreign Fulbright Scholars, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Alumni, McNair Scholars, Pickering Fellows, PPIA Fellows, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Rangel Fellows, Rangel Scholars Teach For All Alumni, Truman Scholars, Members of the U.S. Military and MSFS Africa Scholarship Applicants. 

Please contact with your fee waiver request and documentation confirming your status at least a week before you plan to submit your application, so we can coordinate your fee waiver with the Graduate School.  Please also upload the documentation confirming your program status with your application.

recommended but Optional application materials to include:

  • Standardized Test Scores (GRE or GMAT)

  • Personal Video Submission that appropriately responds to the topic provided. 
    Topic:  Service is one of the core values of the MSFS program. Please provide a short video (maximum two minutes) describing your commitment to service and how you plan to live out that value during and after completion of the program.

Instructions for Video Upload 

  1. Record a video response to the topic that is no longer than two minutes. Applicants should appear alone in their personal videos and speak to the camera directly.
    • If you record the video on a phone, transfer the file to a laptop or desktop computer.
  2. Rename the file using the format “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.”
    • Please ensure the names exactly match the names used on your application, for example, “Smith_Jonathan.”
  3. Upload the file using the upload widget (below). Once you choose a file to upload, please provide:
    • Your full first and last name in the "File Description" field (e.g., "Jonathan Smith")
    • The email address associated with your MSFS application (e.g., "")
  4. Ensure you check the appropriate box on the Supplemental Data Sheet indicating you have uploaded your optional video.