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GradPlan is the web-interactive system for Ph.D. students to create and store their Ph.D. Degree Plans and subsequent graduate program activities. Link to the log-in page: https://gradplan.msu.edu

GradPlan replaces the Report of the Guidance Committee, Record of Comprehensive Exam, and the Dissertation Final Defense form.

After a check by the appropriate person (usually a graduate secretary/coordinator), committee members will approve plans (and revisions) electronically.

These plans can also be viewed in the GradInfo system. http://gradinfo.msu.edu GradInfo collects data for Master’s and doctoral students in every graduate program.


Final acceptance of the dissertation by the Graduate School and the final degree certification by the department, college and Office of the Registrar are all set up for final approval and stored electronically in GradPlan.


All Ph.D. students who will complete their degree programs Spring 2017 and thereafter should use GradPlan!

For Spring 2017 and beyond, the only final Ph.D. degree certification process will be using GradPlan. No more paper forms!

These brief Guides will step you through how to use GradPlan.
For Ph.D. students GradPlan Student Guide - PDF version (updated 12/12/2012)
For Ph.D. students GradPlan Student Guide - Word version (updated 12/12/2012)

For Grad Program Directors, secretaries, administrators GradPlan User Guide (updated 9/29/2014)

For Faculty serving on guidance committees GradPlan Faculty Guide (updated 9/29/2014)



Please let Dean Klomparens know if there are suggestions for improving these Guides.

Last Modified: 10/15/2014

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