Apply to a Graduate Program at MSU

BEFORE you complete this application, 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 For general information, consult the Academic Programs catalog (

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 through the Student Portal. 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.

Since graduate education involves personalized instruction, consideration is also given to the availability of space in the chosen academic program. Michigan State University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action. The University complies with all federal and state laws and regulations relating to these principles.

Online Application

Graduate Application (Domestic and International)

Once you've submitted an application for admission, you will receive a confirmation email. You should then log into the student portal to see the status of your application and upload any needed documents.


Programs with Different Applications

Applicants for the following Master's programs must complete a different application: