Application Procedures

All application materials are submitted through MSU Graduate School’s online application portal. A complete application consists of: 

  1. A 500-word statement of purpose and summary of academic background.
  2. Three letters of recommendation (submitted through the application portal).
  3. A C.V.
  4. An official transcript of all academic work on the collegiate level. (The transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope with the name of the institution on it. The envelope and transcripts are reviewed by the Office of Admissions at MSU.)
  5. A portfolio of the applicant’s representative work in German.

International applicants must fulfill requirements as outlined on the MSU Graduate School website.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Those wishing to be fully considered for all funding opportunities should apply by December 1 for the following academic year.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Lynn L. Wolff
Director of Graduate Studies, German Studies

Ben Lampe
Academic Coordinator for Graduate Affairs
Tel.: (517) 884-1517