MSU Opens Applications for Students for the Apple Developer Academy in Detroit

May 25, 2021 - Annie Dubois

Apple, in partnership with Michigan State University, is now accepting applications for students interested in app development, design, coding, and entrepreneurship skills at the Apple Developer Academy.

In January, MSU and Apple jointly announced their partnership to launch Apple’s first United States-based Developer Academy in Detroit. The Detroit Academy is part of Apple’s $100 million national Racial Equity and Justice Initiative aimed to build the next generation of diverse leaders in the tech industry.

Located in downtown Detroit, the Apple Developer Academy with MSU provides an opportunity for anyone eighteen and above, including MSU students, to work on real-world challenges and learn more about coding, app design, and marketing. Students will participate in career-building opportunities, meet guest speakers, and network with professionals in the tech industry. Students will work closely with Academy mentors, for which applications are now open.

“Being a part of this exciting partnership will be an incredible experience to help students engage with the app economy by integrating coding, design, and business within the Apple ecosystem,” said Sarah Gretter, associate director at MSU’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and lead of the Apple Developer Academy in Detroit.  

The Academy is a one-year program running from October 4, 2021 until August 2, 2022. 

Applications are open to everyone over 18 with a priority for Detroit residents. No background in coding, design, or entrepreneurship required. Applications close on June 28 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

For more information and to apply visit MSU’s Apple Developer Academy website