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Graduate study at Bemidji State University offers students the opportunity to achieve an advanced state of knowledge based on the philosophy, history, theory, and methodology of a discipline or field of study. The ability to conduct research, to evaluate and apply the research of others, and to present, orally and in writing, the results of study and research to other scholars and to the community at large are among the professional skills obtained through such study.

Admission into a graduate studies program permits students to pursue course work at the graduate level. Such admission does not, however, guarantee admission to candidacy within the master's degree program.  International students wishing to apply for graduate study at Bemidji State University should contact the International Program Center office.

International Transcripts - International students must  provide evidence of a bachelor's or equivalent degree before they will be considered for acceptance into a graduate degree program. Evidence of  this degree must be prepared by a reputable, professional credential evaluator. BSU will accept evaluations prepared by any National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org/members.htm) member.

Time Limit: Graduate credits earned within seven (7) years before the confirming of the degree shall apply to the master's program. Course work more than seven (7) years old is considered to be obsolete and may not be included in a student's program of study.