Recruitment and Outreach

The Graduate School is committed to identifying and engaging talented students from all backgrounds to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University. Fee waivers are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents that have participated in select enrichment programs like McNair or for whom the fee represents a significant financial hardship.

If you are a current Michigan State University graduate student or faculty member and would like to be involved in our recruitment efforts, please contact Steven D. Thomas, MSU SROP/AGEP Program Director at

Each year, Steven Thomas, along with MSU faculty members travel to national conferences (e.g., ABRCMS, AISES and SACNAS) and minority-serving institutions, to meet students who might be interested in considering graduate study at MSU.  Programs like McNair, MARC, BUILD, etc. are welcome to arrange prospective student site visit to MSU by contacting Steven D. Thomas at

Prospective students are encouraged to take a moment and register their contact information and areas of interest through our online form.