Admissions


Decentralized Admissions Process

BEFORE you begin the application the application process, please contact the department or school that interests you to learn about program requirements. The Department and Program Directory with links to graduate study majors is available on the web at https://grad.msu.edu/departments/.

Admission decisions are made by the graduate department/program. However, your admission to the University is not official until it has been approved by the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions will send out official offer letters. Admission decisions are made after a departmental review of your academic records, test scores (where required), recommendations, qualifications and experience, and proposed program of study.


Is Grad School for You?

To help you make an informed decision, view our PhD Public Data and factors that can determine the cost of graduate education for you.

If are you ready to start your application, apply today!