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Program Dates and Application Deadlines

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. The VIPP academic year consists of a fall semester, a spring semester, and a summer semester. VIPP follows MSU's academic calendar but VIPP courses begin one week after the start of the MSU semester. 

VIPP Fall semesters generally begin in the last week of August and end the second week of December. VIPP Spring semesters generally begin in early January and end the last week of April. Ideally, participants should arrive at the beginning of MSU's Fall or Spring semester since most VIPP courses are a semester-long. To accommodate visiting professionals who may arrive in the middle of the semester, we also offer half-semester long courses which normally begin mid-March or late October.

Summer 2024

  • May 13, 2024  – MSU & VIPP Summer I Begins
  • June 27, 2024 – MSU & VIPP Summer I Ends
  • July 1, 2024 – MSU & VIPP Summer II Begins
  • August 15, 2024 – MSU & VIPP Summer II Ends

Fall 2024

  • August 26, 2024 – MSU/VIPP Fall I Begins
  • October 21-22, 2024 – MSU & VIPP Fall Break
  • October 23, 2024 – VIPP Fall II Begins
  • December 13, 2024 – MSU & VIPP Fall Semester Ends

Spring 2025

  • January 6, 2025 – MSU/VIPP Spring I Begins
  • February 24 – 28, 2025 – VIPP Spring Break (No MSU & VIPP Classes)
  • March 3, 2025 – VIPP Spring II Begins
  • April 25, 2025 – MSU/VIPP Spring Semester Ends

Summer 2025  

  • May 12, 2025 – MSU & VIPP Summer I Begins
  • June 26, 2025 – MSU & VIPP Summer I Ends
  • June 30, 2025 – MSU & VIPP Summer II Begins
  • August 14, 2025 – MSU & VIPP Summer II Ends

 

Participants can choose any one of six program starting dates but in order to start your program on time, all applications should be submitted at least four months prior to each starting date. 


2024 Summer 1 starting May 13, 2024 – Application due by January 14, 2024

2024 Summer 2 starting July 1, 2024 - Application due by March 30, 2024

2024 Fall 1 starting August 26, 2024 - Application due by April 27, 2024

2024 Fall 2 starting October 23, 2024 - Application due by June 24, 2024

2025 Spring 1 starting January 6, 2025 - Application due by September 7, 2024

2025 Spring 2 starting March 3, 2025 - Application due by November 4, 2024

2025 Summer 1 starting May 12, 2025 - Application due by January 13, 2025

2025 Summer 2 starting June 30, 2025 - Application due by February 28, 2025

2025 Fall 1 starting August 25, 2025 – Application due by April 26, 2025

2025 Fall 2 starting October 22, 2025 – Application due by June 23, 2025

2026 Spring 1 starting January 12, 2026 – Application due by September 13, 2025

2026 Spring 2 starting March 9, 2026 – Application due by November 10, 2025