Application Instructions

Graduate applicants must do the following:

1. Complete the online Michigan State University application form.

Completion requires an application fee of $50.00 US. The MSU code for the PhD program is 0501, and the MSU code for the MS program is 0502. The following must be included with your Michigan State University application:

  • An official copy of your Graduate Record Examination (General Test). Codes: 1465 for MSU, 1602 for Biosystems Engineering.
  • An official copy of your TOEFL Scores for applicants from countries where the official language is not English. Codes: 1465 for MSU, 31 for Biosystems Engineering.
  • A "Statement of Financial Proof and Affidavit of Support" if you are an international student and can provide for your own support as a graduate student;
  • A written Statement of Purpose explaining your area of interest and reasons for seeking a graduate degree in Biosystems Engineering.


2. Submit the following documents to the Department of Biosystems Engineering

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, completed by instructors or supervisors familiar with your work. Use the "Letter of Recommendation for Admission Form".
  • Official copies of transcripts from all previous universities attended.

Send to:

Graduate Secretary
Michigan State University
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
216 Farrall Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1323
USA