The University Committee on Graduate Studies is a standing committee of MSU Academic Governance. The committee has responsibilities related to policies affecting graduate and graduate-professional students and changes in graduate and graduate-professional academic programs. The full committee responsibilities are described in 4.8 of The Michigan State University Bylaws for Academic Governance.


The Council of Graduate Students is an authorized student governance body representing graduate and graduate-professional students' interests at Michigan State. COGS' mission is to improve and advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery.

Academic Governance at MSU

The Academic Governance website provides information on MSU bylaws, committees, committee members, meeting dates, and current topics under discussion.