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. 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.

Michigan State University is moving to a new admission application system. During the implementation process, there will be a pause in application submission from July 19, 2021 to August 1, 2021. For questions regarding this temporary change, please contact the Graduate School at For department specific questions including submission deadlines and application status, please contact the department to which you are applying. Contact information can be found at:

Online Application

Graduate Application (Domestic and Interntational) - link available on August 2.

Once you've submitted an application for admission, you will receive an email with your Applicant ID. You can use your Applicant ID and password to get the most up-to-date information on your application status by logging in to your "Be a Spartan" online student portal.


Programs with Different Applications

Information on how to apply to a BioMolecular Science program.

Applicants for the following programs must complete a different application: