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Graduate Application Form and Fee
Begin the process by filling out an application to the program.  The Program Code is 6057.

The full-time program is now accepting applications spring semester 2018 (SS19) and Fall 2019 (FS19).  The online program is now accepting applications for summer semester 2019 (US19).

When you complete the first part of the online graduate school application, you will be given access to the Graduate Education Student Portal. The Portal allows you to check the status of your application, send e-messages to the department, upload various required documents, and request letters of recommendation.


Provide one set of official transcripts of all academic work completed in colleges and universities other than MSU. If your transcripts are on file at MSU, additional official transcripts do not need to be requested.

Official transcripts must be sent directly to us from the university or college. Some universities provide electronic transcripts, which can be emailed to Hard copy transcripts can be mailed to:

Michigan State University
Department of Marketing
632 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
Attn: Jessica Richards

GMAT or GRE Scores
The GMAT testing center code to have your scores sent to our program is QH0-5P-00. The code to have your GRE scores sent to to our program use code 1465.

Letters of Recommendation

These letters can be from an academic or professional reference and are optional. The letters may be uploaded online via the Graduate Education Student Portal. When you receive access to the Portal, you will provide the names and email addresses of your recommenders. The system will then send the recommender an automated message with directions to upload their letters. The letters may also be mailed to us at the address listed below. If the letter is being mailed directly to us, the letter must be written on department or business letterhead stationery, and it must include a Graduate School Recommendation Form.

Academic Statement of Purpose
The statement should describe your career goals and objectives and explain why you believe our master’s program in marketing research will help you achieve those goals and objectives. This statement should be no longer than two, typed, double-spaced pages. The online graduate school application asks for an academic statement and a personal statement. We only ask for an academic statement, you may leave the personal statement section blank.

Submit a resume highlighting your relevant education, work, and other experiences.

Application materials (with the exception of official transcripts) may be uploaded via the Graduate Education Student Portal. Please send hard copy official transcripts, as well as other application materials you do not wish to upload online, to the following address:

Michigan State University
Department of Marketing
632 Bogue Street, Room N370
East Lansing, MU 48824
Attn: Jessica Richards

For assistance or questions regarding the program, applying to the program, and/or your application, please email:

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