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Planning Your Program & Advising

Paul John Kurf, Ph.D., MATC Program Advisor, is located in 346 Erickson Hall. (517.884.1889 or kurf@msu.edu)

Students admitted to the program should plan to meet with your advisor soon after receiving their acceptance letter to the program. Students in the Online MATC or otherwise unable to come to campus are very welcome to consult via email or phone with their advisor. Additionally, Dr. Kurf welcomes email inquiries about any aspect of the program prior to admission.

Together, the MATC student and advisor will develop a plan for completing the degree based on student needs, interests and coursework that may be brought into the MATC program (such as MSU’s 800-level intern courses or, for non-MSU interns, appropriate credits that have not been applied to a prior degree. As reminder, the MA “timeclock” will begin with the earliest course applied to the program whether MSU credits taken after admission, MSU intern courses prior to admission, or credits taken at another university).

For more detailed information about planning your program please see Program Options: Concentrations, Specializations, Endorsements.

For more information about current transfer credit policy at MSU, please refer to:


The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page in this section will provide answers for some of the more commonly asked questions regarding current and prospective students.