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 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.
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:
Graduate Application fees
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.
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.