How to Apply

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South Kedzie Hall is currently closed to the public. If you are sending materials via FedEx, UPS, etc. please direct them to:

  • 166 Service Road
    c/o Cheryl Mollitor, 403 S. Kedzie Hall
    East Lansing, MI 48824

For questions, please contact Cheryl Mollitor via email at mollitor@msu.edu.

Dates for Applications

We are currently accepting submissions from PhD applicants for the 2021 academic year. Priority deadline is January 1, 2021 for the Fall 2021 term, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until full.

Your application consists of the following items:

  1. Graduate Application and Fee

    Note: Applicants who are already enrolled at MSU or were previous enrolled in an MSU graduate program should submit the "Internal Transfer" or "Readmission Application" form in place of the Graduate Application.

  2. Personal Statement

    This document should include a clear articulation of your research experience and current research interests. Please note that when you complete the online application, you will be asked to complete an "academic statement" and a "personal statement." Your statement of personal goals can be used for both the academic statement and the personal statement.

  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation

    Letters of recommendations should be submitted electronically through the online graduate application portal or in hard copy to Cheryl Mollitor at the department's address below.

    Academic references are preferred but professional recommendations will be accepted.

  5. GRE or GMAT scores ARE MANDATORY

    You can submit your scores automatically using the appropriate codes or your scores can be submitted officially by the testing center, either electronically or in hard copy to Cheryl Mollitor.

    • GRE code: 1465
    • GMAT code: QH0-NL-08
  6. For international students: TOEFL or IELTS scores ARE MANDATORY

    You can submit your scores automatically using the appropriate codes or your scores can be submitted officially by the testing center, either electronically or in hard copy to Cheryl Mollitor.

    • TOEFL code: 87 under "Industrial…"
  7. One set of official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate degrees

    (For current or former MSU students, MSU transcripts are not needed)

  8. A writing sample is encouraged

 

All of the above should be submitted electronically through the student portal or mailed (if hard copy is required) to:

Cheryl Mollitor
School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
South Kedzie Hall
368 Farm Lane, Room S401
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-3285
mollitor@msu.edu