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

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

Off-Site Testing Options

In response to the needs expressed by institutions and test takers, ETS is pleased to announce that the at home TOEFL iBT® test and GRE® General Test are here to stay and will become a continuing part of each brand’s product portfolios. The TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition will also get an updated name: TOEFL iBT Home Edition. At home testing appointments are currently available around the clock for both tests through the end of January, and future appointments will be available soon.

ETS has created two webpages, as a consolidated resource for important information about TOEFL® testing and test taker support initiatives related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). There will be ongoing updates.