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Graduate Degree Programs

Choose your path to discovery

Graduate programs in the sciences at MSU are organized around traditional disciplines, as well as nontraditional dynamic partnerships that evolve when faculty from different areas come together to solve new sets of problems.

Collaboration and customization are at the core of our graduate studies. Students are encouraged to explore their individual interests in the many areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The environment at MSU is welcoming, with flexible prospects for students to enhance their education through opportunities that only a major research institution can provide.

Biological Sciences

Major or Field of Study Department or Program
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Laboratory Operations (Masters Only) Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics
Biomedical Laboratory Science (Masters Only) Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics
Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology
Clinical Laboratory Science (Masters Only) Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics
Genetics Genetics
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Physiology
Neuroscience Neuroscience
Physiology (Masters Only) Physiology
Plant Biology Plant Biology
Integrative Biology Integrative Biology

Physical Sciences

Major or Field of Study Department or Program
Astrophysics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy
Chemical Physics Chemistry
Chemistry Chemistry
Earth and Environmental Sciences (PhD Only)    Earth and Environmental Sciences
Environmental Geosciences (Masters Only)    Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences Earth and Environmental Sciences
Physics Physics and Astronomy

Mathematics

Major or Field of Study Department or Program
Applied Mathematics Mathematics
Applied Statistics (Masters Only) Statistics and Probability
Industrial Mathematics (Masters Only) Mathematics
Mathematics Mathematics
Mathematics Education Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME)
Statistics Statistics and Probability

Interdisciplinary Specializations & Dual Degree Options

Major or Field of Study Department or Program
Cognitive Science Cognitive Science
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
Environmental Science and Policy Environmental Science and Policy
Environmental Toxicology Environmental Toxicology
Molecular Plant Sciences Molecular Plant Sciences

Contact individual departments and programs for specific information on graduate studies.