Yes. We will accept GRE scores; however, GMAT scores are preferred.
The average GMAT score for successful applicants is 630. The average GRE score includes line scores of 155 in both the verbal and quant categories for a total score of 310 (or higher).
Applicants with significant relevant experience (primarily for the online program) can inquire about a GMAT waiver by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants with a 3.5 or higher undergrad GPA from MSU (or an equivalent U.S. institution) may have the GMAT/GRE waived. Please send your resume and unofficial undergraduate transcripts to email@example.com when inquiring about test waivers.
We accept GPAs in the 3.0 range. Typically, those accepted have approximately a 3.5 GPA.
The average class size is 35-40 students per cohort.
2022 Full-Time 100% Online program: November 15th, 2021*
(*Note: We can still consider applicants for the Full-Time 100% Online 2022 cohort past the November 15th deadline into the late November/early December time frame to best accommodate applicants seeking this study option. Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
2022 Part-Time 100% Online Program: March 1st, 2022
2022 Fall Full-Time Cohort: March 15th, 2022
Most documents can be emailed to email@example.com.
More information on official transcripts:
Official transcripts that can be sent electronically can be emailed directly from your undergrad institution to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy transcripts can be mailed to the following address below. Please make sure to attach electronic copies of your transcripts to your MSMR application in addition to having hard copy documents mailed to MSU admissions:
Michigan State University
Office of Admissions
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Note: most materials can be uploaded into the Graduate Education Student Portal.
Please email your transcripts and resume to email@example.com to determine if this requirement would apply to your application.
No. We do not offer any student conditional admission to the program.
No. Diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Common non-business majors include advertising, psychology and social sciences.
The spring full-time option begins in January (spring semester) each year.
The fall full-time option begins in fall semester and graduates after the following summer semester.
Yes, we offer 12 months full-time online or 20 months part-time online
The part-time online program begins in May (summer semester) each year.
Marketing Research is not currently identified by the US Department of Education as a “STEM” field. Our international students upon graduation can work in the U.S. using OPT (Optional Practical Training) for 12 months post graduation. Many of our students obtain sponsorship 3–6 months after graduation (within the OPT period) and continue to work successfully in the U.S. for years following their graduation from our program.
View our Student Blog page to hear from MSMR students and graduates.
Visit our Careers & Outcomes page to learn more about the prospects for marketing research professionals.
Please see our Tuition and Financial Aid page for the most up-to-date information regarding MSMR program tuition and fees. The amount listed includes tuition, statistical software and textbooks. The total cost is billed in block tuition format and is paid in equal installments at the beginning of each semester.
Yes. Please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for resources regarding scholarships.
The Office of Admissions begins sending out official acceptance packets in October for the spring full-time online program, in July for the fall full-time program, and in March for the part-time online program (summer semester start date).
See the Academic Calendar on the Registrar’s website for semester start dates.
No. We enroll you in all of your classes. We will inform you as soon as you have been enrolled so that you may access your course schedule and student billing information.
The cost of textbooks is built into the tuition price listed, we distribute ebooks at the beginning of each semester to all students. A few courses still have hard-copy books and for the online students those text books are mailed directly from the MSU Bookstore to your preferred address.
We recommend a Windows-based computer, but a Mac is also acceptable.
Owen Hall is located across Bogue Street from the Business College Complex and offers housing to MSU graduate students.