Prospective Students

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Psychology Graduate Program at Michigan State University. The Department of Psychology currently has roughly 115 graduate students enrolled in our program. We have a highly ranked graduate program with six training areas including the #1 Organizational Psychology program in the world.

MSU is a collaborative and collegial environment that fosters high quality research. Graduate students work closely with outstanding faculty and top performing fellow graduate students. The Department offers competitive support packages and fellowships, resources to support your research and travel to professional conventions, and most importantly, an exciting intellectual environment that facilitates our students' career development. 

Admission is considered individually by the programs, and each has unique requirements related to coursework, comprehensive examinations, and research.  Please view the program pages and the links to the right for more information. One important piece of information is that we do not offer terminal masters degrees, and we do not offer an online PhD program for any of the 6 programs in our department. Students enter the program with the intent of earning their PhD, and earn a Masters degree while working towards the PhD. We accept applications for admission during the fall of each year for students wishing to enter in the subsequent academic year; the application deadline is December 1.

Contact our graduate program administrator Brooke Rosek at for more information.