Application Information

Michigan State University has a decentralized graduate admissions process.  Applicants should contact the department/program of their interest to find out program requirements, deadline dates, admissions procedures, etc. BEFORE filling out an application.

A directory with contact information can be found at Department and Program Directory.

A listing of interdisciplinary programs can be found on our Interdisciplinary Programs page.

You may submit up to two (2) applications to different graduate majors in the SAME semester. Each must be accompanied by a full set of documents as required by MSU and the individual graduate programs. Each application requires payment of the application fee.

Michigan State University reserves the right to make changes in its programs, policies, rules, regulations, procedures, fees, tuition, housing rates, organizational structure, and faculty and staff through the appropriate university processes. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as is possible in the event of such changes.

Graduate Application fees, effective July 1, 2016.

Application Type Application Fees
Graduate Domestic $65.00
Graduate International $75.00

Supporting Prospective and Current Graduate Students affected by the COVID-19

February 2020: Due to concern for the health and safety of students and staff, TOEFL and GRE test administrations have been affected in a few countries. ETS has created two webpages, which we encourage you to reference these sites: