International Graduate Admissions

​​​​​​Central Michigan University offers over 70 graduate degree programs at the master's, specialist, and doctoral levels. CMU also offers many graduate certificate options from a variety of disciplines. With international students from 66 countries, you'll live and learn in a global community.

Search through a full list of our graduate programs​ and discover the unique features each has to offer. From publication opportunities to groundbreaking research, you're sure to find the right fit for you. Explore the faculty that will mentor and guide you through the next step in your academic journey, and imagine yourself at CMU.

At Central Michigan University, we pride ourselves on providing all students with a supportive learning and social environment. CMU provides an excellent home base for students to explore global perspectives and enriched educational experiences. 

Prospective international students should apply at least six months before the semester in which they wish to enroll. This allows enough time to receive and consider all the materials that are part of the application.  In addition, this allows enough time for students to apply for their student visa.

Following the checklist below will help guide you as you go through the process of applying to CMU. The I-20 or ED-2019 (visa eligibility form) will not be issued until the Office of International Affairs receives the required financial support information.

​​International Graduate Application Checklist

You have not applied to CMU and have questions:
Please contact: 989-774-1619 or

You have already applied to CMU and have questions:
Please contact: 989-774-3076 or 

You have been accepted to CMU and have immigration, I-20 or visa questions?
Please contact: 989-774-4308 or oia​​​​​