MSU and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offer a variety of resources for graduate students. Typically, your faculty adviser or the Graduate Director for your program can help you resolve academic concerns. The Graduate Secretary in your department is often a good resource for questions about enrollment, assistantships and payroll. Other resources are listed below.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources works to facilitate opportunities for all of our graduate students, and is proactive about creating an inclusive and equitable environment for graduate education. To see some of the ways in which CANR works toward equity in our graduate programs, visit Office of Diversity and Pluralism Graduate Students Resources.
August 22, 2017 – Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Summer 2017 commencement
December 1 - Assistantship letter due for students being employed for next spring semester
December 20, 2017 - Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Fall 2017 commencement
Mid-January – UDF and UEF nominations due to College (see communication from College)
March 31 – Assistantship letter due for graduate students being employed as TAs for summer semester
April 1 – AAGA Applications due
April 15 - Assistantship letter (or non-renewal notice) due for graduate student being employed as RAs or TEs for summer and fall semesters.
April 22 – Assistantship letter (or non-renewal notice) due for graduate student being employed as TAs for fall and spring (if appropriate) semesters.
May 9, 2018 - Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Spring 2018 commencement
Conference Travel Funding (see instructions below)
Graduate Research Enhancement Award (see instructions below)
Departmental Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs) - The graduate assistant in each unit will have more information about the GSO.
TECHE: Teaching Essentials for Careers in Higher Education
Graduate Research Enhancement Award, Office of VP for Research (See instructions below)
Parking Permits (scroll down to page 4, G.1. for Graduate Assistant Permits)
Which program to apply to?