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Welcome to the Michigan State University Graduate School website. Established in 1994, the Graduate School's mission is to serve as an advocate for graduate education to the university and beyond and to enhance the quality of graduate education at MSU in all its diverse dimensions.  In partnership with the Office for the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, 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. 

On our site you will find information about the many programs and resources we offer for current and prospective graduate and graduate-professional students, postdocs, faculty advisors, and staff who work with graduate programs.  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.

graduate students in caps and gownsWe are pleased to feature the outstanding achievements of our current and former students and postdocs on our home page.  Check back frequently to learn about the impact that MSU students and alumni are having on our local and global communities and the ways that they are reframing approaches to the world's most difficult problems.

A recipient of the 2010 ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education, the Graduate School is a national leader in providing career and professional development resources and programs for graduate students and postdocs.  We have received many major national grants in support of our efforts, and we are active participants in Big Ten Academic Alliance programs that promote the professional development of the next generation of leaders and scholars.  You will find links to these activities, grants and resources on our website.

If you have any suggestions for improvements to our website, or questions about information you find here, please contact us.  And if you are an alumna/alumnus we haven't heard from yet, please let us know how we can best stay in contact with you to provide you with updates on graduate education at MSU.

Thomas D. Jeitschko

Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Education

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