About Us


The Graduate School supports graduate students in every program at Michigan State University. We provide assistance in academic matters with the support of University Governance, advice on University-wide degree requirements, information on the availability of financial assistance including assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, as well as approval for theses and dissertations.

In partnership with the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, we also oversee the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, whose mission is to provide the necessary resources for principal investigators to become effective mentors, and for postdoctoral scholars to develop the professional skills necessary to establish themselves as independent investigators. 

Follow our social media or subscribe to our tailored e-mail digests to keep up with the latest offerings.  Our upcoming events highlights Graduate School and University workshops, conferences, and gatherings of interest to graduate and graduate-professional students and postdocs.  The front page news provides updates on major local, national, and international funding deadlines (which will also appear on our calendar), announcements of fellowship and employment opportunities, and other items of interest to our various audiences.

We are pleased to feature the outstanding achievements of our current and former students and postdocs on our home page. All of us in the Graduate School wish you success in pursuing your advanced studies, and encourage you to contact us if you need assistance or information.

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