Current Graduate Students

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.

Important Dates

2017

August 9, 2017 – Deadline for applications for Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Fall Semester 2017.  DCF Memo | DCF Data Sheet

August 22, 2017 – Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Summer 2017 commencement

October 18, 2017 – Deadline for applications for Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Spring Semester 2017.  DCF Memo DCF Data Sheet

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

2018

Mid-January – UDF and UEF nominations due to College (see communication from College)

February 28, 2018 – Deadline for applications for Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Summer Semester 2018. DCF Memo | DCF Data Sheet

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

 

Student Reports and Forms

 

Events, Programs and Student Groups

 

Career Preparation

 

Funding Resources

 

Resources and Links

 

Travel and Research Enhancement Instructions

Which program to apply to?  

  • If you are presenting your research at a professional conference, please apply for Travel funding.  Limit of $400 approved during period of graduate program.
  • If you need financial assistance with your research experience, such as attending a workshop for learning new techniques or ideas, data collection, short courses or laboratory rotations, please apply for Research Enhancement funding. Limit of one request during period of graduate program. Typically $500-1000 provided.

Process:

  1. Fully complete the appropriate form and attach the required additional information.
  2. Get the necessary signatures (major professor, department chair, school director) within the department or school.
  3. Send form to College Associate Dean's Office (OASA) through campus mail, email a PDF or drop off at 121 Ag Hall.
  4. OASA staff will evaluate the request, provide the Associate Dean's approval, allocate CANR funding (if available), and send the form on to the Graduate School for review.
  5. OASA and the Graudate School will inform the department of the approved funding.