Dual Major Application Instructions

Application Instructions

The Environmental Science and Policy Dual Major is open to PhD students at MSU. Students are eligible to apply either as incoming students or within the first two years of starting their doctoral program.

Your application should include the following materials:

All applicants:

  • A complete, signed application form.
  • A brief (500 word maximum) statement on how your dissertation will integrate environmental science, policy, and your primary filed of study.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae.

Current MSU students (if you are already enrolled in a doctoral program at MSU):

  • Ask your major advisor to send a letter to ESPP indicating that you are in good standing and that the advisor supports your application.

New students (if you are in the process of applying to a doctoral program at MSU):

  • Ask the doctoral program to which you are applying to forward a copy of your application package to ESPP.
  • The doctoral program to which you are applying to may nominate you for the ESPP Recruiting Fellowship. If this is the case, follow the Recruiting Fellowship Nomination Instructions to prepare and submit all the required documents. The submission should come from the Graduate Program Director of the primary program.

Complete all sections of this form and compile all of the above-required materials. Submit your application to ESPP (espp@msu.edu) in a single email, preferably as a single pdf file. Please include “Application to ESPP” in the subject line of your email. 

Please note that applications for the Fall Semester are due February 1 and applications for the Spring Semester are due October 15