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 http://grad.msu.edu/departments/. For general information, consult the Academic Programs catalog (https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/).
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.
Please select the appropriate link to begin your application.
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
Applicants for the following programs must complete a different application:
If you are unable to access the online application, please contact The Graduate School via email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on the availability of a paper application.