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Michigan State University

A110 E. Fee Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-9620

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://humanmedicine.msu.edu
Electronic application: N/A

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 11/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $60
Director of admissions: Dr. Christine L. Shafer
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, humanities, mathematics, social sciences

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 15
     -Latest date: N/A

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $100
     -Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
     -Deposit refundable prior to: May 15
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: June 1
     -EDP application period ends: August 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 3,941 356 192 106
In-state: 1,015 240 144 87
Out-of-state: 2,926 116 48 19
Women: 1,775 188 90 57
Minorities: 1,287 148 55 27
International: 222 6 0 0



Acceptance rate: 4.9%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.51

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.4
Verbal reasoning: 9.1
Physical sciences: 9.2
Biological: 9.8
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 18%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 14%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 2%
Mixed disciplines and other: 15%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 18%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 14%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 2%
Mixed disciplines and other: 15%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A., M.D./M.H.A.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 8 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: mdadmissions.msu.edu/main/msapplication.htm

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
The college seeks an academically competent class that includes a wide spectrum of personalities, backgrounds, and talents and is reflective of rural and urban Michigan. Non-academic factors are uniquely considered with emphasis on medical/clinical experience, communication, and problem-solving ability/research. Disadvantaged students are welcome. Michigan residents receive preference.

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