Summer Research Opportunities Program at Michigan State University

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Michigan State University (MSU). The goal of the program is to increase the number of domestic undergraduate students who pursue graduate study and careers in teaching and research at colleges and universities. MSU SROP helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and academic enrichment activities.

Center for Statistical Training and Consulting

The Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. Our aim is to support research and provide training and consulting in statistics for faculty, staff and graduate students through one-on-one consulting and training workshops. We also provide statistical consulting to non-MSU clients for a fee.

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)

MSU graduate students, postdocs, and faculty can participate in discussions and programs associated with teaching and learning by engaging with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). CIRTL is an NSF-funded, national network of 22 universities collaborating to enhance the preparation of future educators in science-based disciplines. Local and network-wide opportunities for coursework, workshops, and exchanges are available throughout the academic year. To participate go to:

Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR)

The goal of the Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) education program is to prepare graduate students to become globally-engaged citizen leaders. Central to achieving this goal is the ability to conduct research, scholarship and creative activity using proper practices in a discipline with the highest ethical standards. Together with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, The Graduate School coordinates an education program that is required of all graduate and graduate-professional students. The education program consists of a series of discussion-based workshops that highlight key topics in research integrity and emphasize the importance and expectation of research and scholarly integrity in all disciplines. For more information, visit:

Office of Research and Innovation

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, in concert with the Office of the Provost, is responsible for recruiting outstanding faculty through MSU's Global Impact Initiative, and maintaining synergy between research and creative scholarship and the education of graduate students through The Graduate School. 

MSU’s Misconduct Hotline

If you have a concern about misconduct, don’t keep it to yourself. Discuss it with a supervisor or contact the Misconduct Hotline. See the MSU Misconduct Poster (PDF) for more information on anonymous reporting.

Note on International Travel and Insurance

If travel is international, student's department must complete a pre-trip travel authorization for the student and register the trip in the International Travelers Abroad Database. When that is done, student will be automatically enrolled for international travel insurance (provided by International SOS) at no cost to the student. For Insurance Coverage for International Travel information, please see travel. The Office of International Health & Safety has created a slide deck (PDF) to give graduate students some tips and resources while preparing for international travel.