Graduate Program

The Department of Integrative Biology offers graduate programs of study leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Eighty to ninety students are usually enrolled in our graduate Melissa Brady handling a raptor. Photo provided by Melissa Brady.program at any given time. Each student is admitted to the graduate program under the sponsorship of a faculty member whose research interests match those of the applicant. We expect applicants will review carefully the research interests of the faculty and contact those faculty members with whom they might like to work well in advance of the application deadline (December 1st), to inquire about possible sponsorship.

Students can satisfy the degree requirements for the Integrative Biology Department alone, or obtain a joint degree with one of MSU’s interdisciplinary graduate programs. Visit the page for prospective students to learn more about these options and how to apply.

Other links in the Graduate Program menu above provide additional information about the program.


The Graduate Secretary, Ms. Lisa Craft, will be able to help you find answers to any of your questions about graduate study in the department. You will also find it helpful to talk with your prospective advisor(s).

Lisa Craft, Department of Integrative Biology Graduate Secretary. Photo credit: Katie Licht

Ms. Lisa Craft
Graduate Secretary
Department of Integrative Biology
 203 Natural Science Building
 (517) 355-4640