Welcome to the graduate school
Graduate education is all about taking the next step in one's intellectual development, as well as gaining the real-life skills and expertise necessary for advancement along today's knowledge-intensive career paths. Therefore, whether you are currently an accomplished undergraduate student who wishes to continue your studies or a seasoned professional who requires the additional skills, credentials or degree necessary for career progression, graduate study at MSU can be your gateway to success.
At MSU, the Graduate School is dedicated to excellence in scholarship and research, cutting-edge instruction and real-world experiences that combine to create a dynamic atmosphere for learning. A wide range of programs are available to you, with 76 graduate degree programs, plus 42 graduate level nondegree programs that are designed especially for professional educators. We also offer an online MBA, education specialist certifications in five specialty areas and a doctorate in education (Ed.D.). Because financial considerations are of paramount importance, we offer over 90 graduate assistantships with yearly stipends of $10,000 for students pursuing degrees and tuition waivers for non-residents. Fellowships in selected areas are available to eligible students who maintain a 3.0 GPA. Because convenience and ease of access are also important, graduate courses are offered at five regional centers in addition to the main campus.
The friendly and professional staff of the Graduate School at MSU are prepared and eager to answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you take that next step.
With best wishes for your success,
Michael C. Henson, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Vice President for Research
& Dean of the Graduate School