MA – How to Apply

Due to sequencing issues in which certain courses are only available during either fall or spring term and not both, it is encouraged that you enter the program during the fall semester, with classes starting in late August. The deadline for all application materials is April 1 for fall semester, but early application is encouraged.

For detailed information on applying to the Media and Information Master of Arts program please visit

We do suggest that in your statement of goals you specifically express your interests and goals related to serious games, and include a link to your online portfolio if available.

If you have questions about graduate studies in serious games, please contact Professor Carrie Heeter (

If you have questions about applying to the program, please contact our Graduate Studies Office:

Dr. Casey O’Donnell
Director of Graduate Studies
Room 424, Com Arts Building
404 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Tel:(517) 884-4538
Fax: (517) 355-292

Rachel Iseler
Academic Programs Coordinator
404 Wilson Rd.
Com Arts Building, Room 425
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.3676
Fax: 517.355.1292

Financial Aid

For information about financial aid for graduate students at MSU, please visit the university financial aid page.

Prospective Students: