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Information for Prospective Graduate Students

The Application Process for the 2021/2022 Academic Year is CLOSED

Applications for 2022/2023 will open at the end of August, beginning of September 2021

Application Procedure

For detailed information about the application process, please visit our "How to apply" page.

Graduate Program Brochures

Why MSU?

Thinking about which graduate school and location would be best for you? Check out: Is MSU the School for Me? and What makes MSU unique?

Programs and degree requirements

Information about our programs and the degree requirements can be found here. The Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Handbook (2020) version is the authoritative document on all programs and requirements.

Financial support & Housing

Information about graduate students are supported when pursuing a graduate degree in the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at Financial Support. Information about housing is available at Housing Information


In addition to the many facilities for education and research on campus, the Department of Physics and Astronomy has its own specialized facilities. Information about these facilities can be found at: Specialized Facilities.