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GAMS: Graduate Admissions Management System

The electronic admissions portal for Michigan State graduate programs.  You can add customized application questions from your program, track applications and required components of applications, communicate with students, and process admissions. All recommended action forms (RAFs) are submitted to Admissions via GAMS.  


The web-interactive system for Ph.D. students to create and store their Ph.D. Degree Plans and subsequent graduate program activities. Students can link to the log-in page:   By Spring 2017, this will replace all Reports of the Guidance Committees comp exam and dissertation defense and will be the only pathway for final degree certification for Ph.D. students.

Click Here for the user guide for graduate program director/administrators (PDF)

Click Here for the guide for faculty advisors (PDF)


The web-app that has data on all M and D students in the past 10 years, plus current students.  It also has dynamic data generated for completion rates, time-to-degree, demographics, enrollment counts, median GRE scores (if applicable), degree award counts, and initial placement (and subsequent placement for Ph.D. students as the GS has an ongoing project using social media to find current placements). These data are useful in academic program review and are data that comprise part of the metrics used by the Office of the Provost.    Access is controlled by your college security administrator and requires updated FERPA training offered through the Office of the Registrar (the training is offered on D2L).  For more on FERPA see:  

GradInfo is the source of the PUBLIC Ph.D. data on the Grad Applications page:

Recruitment funding

Advance to Adventure (ATA) Guidelines

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver for External Fellowships