Application for Admission to School of Graduate Studies

Those who have earned or will earn a four-year bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent of this degree in another country, will be considered for admission to the School of Graduate Studies at UND. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

Applicants may apply for admission to the University of North Dakota during their final year of undergraduate study, but must furnish proof of graduation before registration.

The School of Graduate Studies application process is entirely online. For more information, contact the School of Graduate Studies or visit us online:

School of Graduate Studies Admissions

University of North Dakota

264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8178

Grand Forks, ND 58202-8178

Phone (701) 777-2947, 1-800-CALL UND

FAX (701) 777-3619


Application Deadlines

The University of North Dakota maintains deadlines for all graduate programs; however, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to assure a complete review and full consideration for financial aid. The School of Graduate Studies does not guarantee that applications received less than three weeks before the beginning of the semester will be able to be acted on in time for the beginning of the semester. Many programs have specific application deadlines. The School of Graduate Studies website provides the most current list of deadlines. Applicants should consult this website for program specific application deadlines.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that domestic applicants submit and complete an application at least three weeks prior to the program deadlines. The School of Graduate Studies recommends that international applicants submit applications three months in advance of program deadlines. Applications are complete when all materials required by the program, e.g. transcripts, recommendation letters, official test scores, written statements, etc., have been received by the School of Graduate Studies. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required admissions materials are sent to the School of Graduate Studies.

Application Procedure

Those who wish to be considered for graduate study are required to submit an application and supporting materials to the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants are required to use the online application which is available at: http:// All applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. application form;
  2. application fee;
  3. three letters of recommendation;
  4. one official copy of all academic transcripts; and
  5. statement of Goals and Objectives.

Additional information, such as writing samples, test scores, portfolios, etc., may be requested by some departments. An application fee is required for each application submitted. The application fee is waived for McNair Scholars. Applicants are encouraged to contact the School of Graduate Studies or the individual program with any questions regarding the application process.

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382