How to Apply

Considering ComArtSci? Get one step closer to joining our college by starting your MSU application today. Follow the steps below and learn how to apply.

Know Your Requirements

Become a Spartan at ComArtSci

Once you've decided on the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, all it takes is visit to the MSU Office of Admissions website to start the application process.

Just like any other program (and it's the only way ComArtSci is like any other program), undergraduate applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis. Apply online, by mail or in person as soon as you can if you have your sights set on a particular semester. As you might suspect, we often have more applicants than we do spots.
 

A Few More Things to Know

Admission to Michigan State University is competitive. Prospective freshman students should submit an online application as soon as possible in their senior year of high school and by November 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. 

Before You Apply

Review our admission criteria, important dates and deadlines, SAT and ACT test information and a checklist of everything we'll need from you.

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Start your application and send in your test scores.

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After You Apply

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Become a Spartan

Apply for Graduate Studies Through the MSU College of ComArtSci

When you apply for graduate and professional studies through the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, you're on your way to doing big things in ways that make a big difference. Our programs prepare you for leadership positions in research, education and professional practices through a blend of scholarly and applied curriculum.

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Applications for master's programs are accepted throughout the year. Click on the program you're interested in below to learn more, including its requirements and how to apply.

Advertising - Master of Arts
Communication - Master of Arts
Communication - Doctor of Philosophy
Communicative Sciences and Disorders - Master of Arts
Communicative Sciences and Disorders - Doctor of Philosophy
Health and Risk Communication - Master of Arts
Information and Media - Doctor of Philosophy
Journalism - Master of Arts
Media and Information - Master of Arts
Public Relations - Master of Arts
Strategic Communication - Master of Arts

Ready to Transfer to MSU and Join ComArtSci?

We accept new Spartans transferring from educational institutions across the country and the world. Prospective transfer students should review the transfer application, which has its own admissions criteria, timeline and deadlines.

To check course equivalencies, the Office of Admissions' Transfer Guides lists courses from other institutions that satisfy general education requirements. Also, Michigan State's searchable transfer credit equivalency system, Transfer MSU, contains hundreds of courses from other colleges and universities and indicates if they are eligible to be transferred to MSU.

Before You Apply

Learn about transfer admission criteria, dates and deadlines, application checklist, credit by examination tests and how to transfer your credits.

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Apply for an Undergraduate Program

Ready to join MSU and ComArtSci? Start your application and send your transcripts.

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After You Apply

Check your application status and update your application information.

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We Welcome Students from Across the World

Interested in attending Michigan State and ComArtSci but you live across the pond? We're here to help.

You can apply as an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you are on a temporary visa or require any type of visa to study in the United States. Students with a dual U.S. citizenship should apply as a U.S. citizen even if they currently reside outside the United States.

For further assistance with the application process and information specific to your country, please contact your local U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulate or Office of Public Affairs for a referral to an overseas educational advising center near you. You may also consult EducationUSA, a global network of more than 450 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
 

Before You Apply

Review our admission criteria, important dates and deadlines, TOEFL and SAT test information, credit transfer policy, immigration information and a checklist of everything we'll need from you.

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Apply for an Undergraduate Program

Start your application, application tips and send your test scores.

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Apply for a Graduate Program

Applications for master's programs are accepted throughout the year. Click on the program you're interested in below to learn more about the program, its requirements and the application process.

Advertising - Master of Arts
Communication - Master of Arts
Communication - Doctor of Philosophy
Communicative Sciences and Disorders - Master of Arts
Communicative Sciences and Disorders - Doctor of Philosophy
Health and Risk Communication - Master of Arts
Information and Media - Doctor of Philosophy
Journalism - Master of Arts
Media and Information - Master of Arts
Public Relations - Master of Arts
Strategic Communication - Master of Arts

Apply as a Transfer Student

Apply as a transfer student if you have attended a post-secondary institution after graduating from high school or if you have earned a bachelor's degree at another college or university and are seeking to earn another bachelor's degree or teaching certificate.

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After You Apply

Check the status of your application.

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Become a Spartan

Next Steps

Next Steps

If you still have questions, we'd love to talk.

Give us a call at 517-355-1794.

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