Michigan State University has a decentralized graduate admissions process. Applicants should contact the department/program of their interest to find out program requirements, deadline dates and admissions procedures before filling out an application.
A department and program directory is available to find appropriate contact information.
A listing of interdisciplinary programs can be found on the interdisciplinary programs page.
Admission to a graduate degree program (DMA, EdS, MA, MFA, MM, MS, PhD) begins with the completion of the graduate student application for admission, submission of the application fee, and any additional requirements as determined by the college or department of the major. This same department reviews the application and determines the final admission decision.
You may submit up to two (2) applications to different graduate majors in the same semester. Each must be accompanied by a full set of documents as required by MSU and the individual graduate programs. Each application requires payment of the application fee.
Students applying to one of the Graduate Certificate programs should complete a Graduate Certificate application.
Admission to a professional degree program (DNP, DO, DVM, MBA, MD, JD) begins with the completion of the appropriate college’s application for admission (rather than a general graduate application) and the submission of additional requirements as determined by the college. This same college reviews the application and determines the final admission decision.