Required Documents to Upload

  1. Transcript(s) (Domestic and International Applicants) –
    • Upload unofficial transcript(s) in your Graduate Education Student Portal - these are considered unofficial transcript(s) and are for evaluation purposes only.
    • Should you be offered admittance, we MUST have official sealed and stamped; certification of graduation, degree granting diploma or transcripts from every university or college that you have attended, in both English and the original language right away. Not submitting this information will cause delay for your admittance by the University and preparation of your I-20.
    • Applicants from Chinese Universities - Should you be offered admittance, Chinese students MUST obtain verification of transcripts and graduation certificates from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).  Students should send copies of their documents along with payment to CDGDC. The CDGDC verifies grades and degrees and then sends via carrier service directly to the Chemistry Department. Please note that if you are admitted and have not received a degree granting transcript, you will need to mail your official degree granting transcript to the MSU Office of Admissions by the end of Fall semester
    • * U.S. DEGREE EQUIVALENCY* Admission to a program leading to a masters or doctoral degree requires completion of a level of education comparable to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree. High Scholastic standing and suitable preparation for the intended field of study are also considered. Normally, Michigan State University does not accept three-year bachelor’s degrees, diplomas or certificates as comparable to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree
  2. Submit TOEFL or IELTS Score (International Applicants) - (ETS Institution Code: 1465)
    • Upload scores in your Graduate Education Student Portal - these are considered unofficial scores and are for evaluation purposes only.
    • All international students who received their Bachelor’s degree from a NON-U.S. institute MUST submit either a TOEFL or IELTS scores.
    • TOEFL/IELTS scores are required by the University and scores older than 2 years will not be accepted per University guidelines
    • Not providing TOEFL/IELTS scores will delay your application being reviewed by the search committee:
    • TOEFL Waivers: Applicants will ONLY receive an automatic TOEFL/English Language Exam score waiver if they earned a Bachelor’s degree in the U.S. 
    • Applicants that receive an offer may be required to attend our mandatory Summer English Program (SEP) held by the MSU Graduate School, starting mid-July through late August of the incoming year. This information will be stated within the applicants offer letter
    • To find out more information regarding TOEFL/IELTS score requirements and waiver information please click here: https://muracms.chemistry.msu.edu/graduate-program/prospective-students/how-to-apply/toefl-and-ielts-requirements/
  3. Submit GRE General Score (Domestic and International Applicants) - (ETS Institution Code: 1465)
    • Upload scores in your Graduate Education Student Portal - these are considered unofficial scores and are for evaluation purposes only.
    • Should you be offered admittance and accept, we MUST have official GRE scores submitted through ETS. Not submitting this information will cause delay and possible removal of your admittance
  4. Submit GRE Advanced Chemistry Score (International Applicants) - Strongly recommended
  5. Submit GRE Subject Score (Domestic and International Applicants) - Strongly recommended. Files without this score may be reviewed after those files who have submitted subject scores

    F. Submit a MINIMUM of 3 Recommendation Letters

  • To set up your Letters of Recommendation you will log into your Graduate Education Student Portal.  You will need to “Register Recommender” with their first and last name and their email address.  Your recommenders will automatically receive an email with the link and password to log in and submit their recommendation for you.
  • If they do not receive an email, please verify that you have personally entered all their information correctly.
  1. Submit Academic Purpose (if uploading as a seperate document, state that in the application)
  2. Submit Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (if uploading as a seperate document, state that in the application)

 

Transcript Information Can Be Mailed to:
Michigan State University
Chemistry Building
Attn: Anna Osborn
578 S Shaw Ln Room 320
East Lansing MI 48824