Graduate Application

Official applications to graduate studies in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University consist of an application form (which includes a statement of goals or purpose), transcripts, Graduate Record Exam scores, and three (3) letters of recommendation.  Your statement of goals and purpose should detail your specific educational goals sufficiently so that appropriate faculty advisors can be identified.  Ideally your application will indicate specific faculty you are interested in working with.  For more information on admission requirements see:

The application form can be filled out online:

You should arrange to have official transcripts sent by the Registrar's office of previous institutions directly to the admissions office at MSU:

Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Michigan State University
250 Administration Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-0590

International students will need to also submit TOEFL scores and a financial statement  to the Office of Admissions and Scholarships.

You should arrange to have your three references send letters of reference to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife:

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
13 Natural Resources, ATTN Graduate Sectretary
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

You should also arrange to have your GRE scores sent by the Educational Testing Service to the Deparment of Fisheries and Wildlife (institutional code R1465 and Department code 0106 (fisheries) or 0115 (wildlife).