How to Apply

Getting Started

You’ve done the research and decided to advance your education and career with Michigan State University (MSU). It’s time to apply!

The process starts with the completion of a simple online form. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with the following deadlines:

February 1 and March 30 - Summer
May 15 and July 15 - Fall
September 1 and October 30 - Spring

Follow the step-by-step instructions below and receive a decision about your acceptance into a degree program in ample time to enroll.

If you have questions, contact us toll-free at (833) 725-1354 or email onladm@msu.edu.

Getting Started

You’ve done the research and decided to advance your education and career with Michigan State University (MSU). It’s time to apply!

The process starts with the completion of a simple online form. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with the following deadlines:

February 1 and March 30 - Summer
May 15 and July 15 - Fall
September 1 and October 30 - Spring

Follow the step-by-step instructions below and receive a decision about your acceptance into a degree program in ample time to enroll.

If you have questions, contact us toll-free at (833) 725-1354 or email onladm@msu.edu.

Application Process

Step 1

Fill out your application with the appropriate Major Code – Criminal Justice: 4702; Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis: 7673; Cyber Certificate: 7795. Remember to save your progress as you complete the form.

Step 2

Prepare any application requirements. Find more information on program requirements on the admissions section of the program you’ve selected or call (833) 725-1354 toll-free to speak with an MSU program manager.

Step 3

Pay your application fee. All online graduate criminal justice programs with MSU require a non-refundable application submission fee. Call (833) 725-1354 toll-free with any questions about payment.

Step 4

Order and submit all official transcripts. All graduate applicants must submit an official transcript from each school attended. For international applicants, transcripts from non-U.S. colleges or universities as well as a copy of your diploma/degree must be sent by the institution(s) attended via standard mail (not electronic mail) directly to the Graduate Secretary of the School of Criminal Justice.

Start Your Application

Connect with a program manager

We are standing by ready to answer questions or help you with any part of the application process. Contact us toll-free at (833) 725-1354 or email onladm@msu.edu.

Connect with a program manager

We are standing by ready to answer questions or help you with any part of the application process. Contact us toll-free at (833) 725-1354 or email onladm@msu.edu.