Graduate Opportunities through
Graduate Planning, Research, Academic Resources and Development

GO GRAD is the program model for the MSU Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). MSU SROP gives undergraduate students a sense of the overall tools they will need for a successful graduate career. MSU SROP provides undergraduate students with a “graduate experience” rather than “pre-graduate training.” MSU SROP participants have an opportunity to use MSU resources to develop their graduate and career plans. MSU SROP provides four thematic areas of academic preparation for visiting undergraduate students:

1. Graduate Planning is vital to assembling a graduate application and building a successful academic career. From the freshman year of college to the completion of the doctoral dissertation, graduate planning is essential to success in an academic career.

2. Research is the primary component of most graduate-level programs, particularly those in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences.

3. Academic Resources are an essential and readily available component in navigating the graduate school process. Having a total understanding of the resources that are available at a particular institution is imperative for successful completion of a graduate degree program.

4. Development is an explicit outcome of graduate training, which includes personal and professional growth. Students will take ownership of their attitudes, standards and behaviors in order to get the most out of their graduate school experience.

For additional “GO GRAD” information, please see our brochure.