Michigan State University

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Michigan State University, locally referred to as MSU, is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan that is classified as a "high research activity" institution. MSU is internationally recognized as one of the top universities in the fields of supply chain management, operations and logistics, engineering, economics, osteopathic medicine, fisheries and wildlife, criminal justice, forestry, business, packaging, hospitality business management, telecommunications, and teacher education.

MSU also has a well-known study abroad program, which just happens to be the largest study abroad program of any single-campus, higher education institution in the United States. In total, MSU offers a staggering 200 study abroad programs in over 60 foreign countries and in every continent worldwide. MSU even has a study abroad program in Antarctica. As of 2013, MSU had nearly 48,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff, making it the 8th largest higher education institution in the United States. MSU offers a comprehensive selection of bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs, as well as several certificate programs.

MSU is comprised of the following colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts and Letters; Communication Arts and Sciences; Education; Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management; Engineering; Honors College; Human Medicine; James Madison College; Law; Lyman Briggs College; Music; Natural Science; Nursing; Osteopathic Medicine; Residential College in the Arts and Humanities; Social Science; Undergraduate University Division; and Veterinary Medicine. The school offers more than 100 programs online.

Michigan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some individual programs, schools and colleges are recognized by the accrediting agencies in their respective fields. Information about the accreditation of individual programs, schools, and colleges is included in program descriptions in Academic Programs.

The university is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of American Universities, American Council on Education, American Council of Learned Societies, Association of Graduate Schools, Council of Graduate Schools, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and International Association of Universities.

Athletics

Michigan State’s Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I-A, with 12 varsity sports for men and 13 for women. The school participates in the Big Ten Conference with all varsity sports except ice hockey, which competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The MSU Office of Financial Aid celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013. Types of aid include loans, grants, work-study, education savings plans, education tax credits and the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver.

Rankings

The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Michigan State as 96th worldwide, while U.S. News & World Report places the school at 72nd in the U.S. According to the 2011 QS World University Rankings, the school ranks 164th internationally.

U.S. News & World Report has also ranked Michigan State’s graduate-level secondary education, elementary education, and industrial and organizational psychology programs number one for the last 14 years.

Student Housing

Freshmen at Michigan State are required to live on-campus. The school is divided into six residence hall neighborhoods, with 15,000 residents per year in 25 halls. Students are also encouraged to participate in academic living-learning programs that offer a like-minded community of peers.

General Information

Admission Office
250 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-8332
Fax: (517) 353-1647
[email protected]
Contact: James Cotter
Director of Admissions
Main Address
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-1855
www.msu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 36,337
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 7,555
Degree-seeking undergrads: 35,986
Graduate enrollment: 8,489

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $9,640 $10,214 $10,880 $11,152 +2.50%
Books and Supplies $906 $944 $962 $980 +1.87%
Living Arrangement – On Campus




Room and Board $6,726 $7,076 $7,444 $7,820 +5.05%
Other $1,436 $1,696 $1,708 $1,738 +1.76%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus




Room and Board $6,726 $7,076 $7,444 $7,820 +5.05%
Other $1,436 $1,696 $1,708 $1,738 +1.76%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $18,708 $19,930 $20,994 $21,690 +3.32%
In-state Off Campus $18,708 $19,930 $20,994 $21,690 +3.32%
In-state with Family $10,546 $11,158 $11,842 $12,132 +2.45%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $12,762
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $25,068
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 6,317 85%

Grant or scholarship aid 5,956 81% $31,466,202 $5,283
– Federal grants 1,501 20% $6,985,254 $4,654
– Pell grants 1,428 19% $5,078,324 $3,556
– Other federal grants 1,359 18% $1,906,930 $1,403
State/local government grant or scholarships 4,668 63% $10,701,828 $2,293
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,362 32% $13,779,120 $5,834
Student loan aid 3,506 47% $23,293,478 $6,644
– Federal student loans 3,470 47% $18,606,623 $5,362
– Other student loans 410 6% $4,686,855 $11,431

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 8206 1935 920 125
Agriculture 216 55 14 96
Agricultural Business and Management 27 21
Agricultural Communication/Journalism 8
Agricultural Economics 19 5
Animal Sciences 101 3
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 1
Crop Production 1
Dairy Science 10
Food Science 28 22 1
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management 11
Horticultural Science 29 3 2
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 9
Plant Sciences 5
Soil Science and Agronomy 23 8 6
Soil Sciences, Other 15
Turf and Turfgrass Management 23
Architecture and Related Services 52 38
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 27 36
Environmental Design/Architecture 2
Landscape Architecture 25
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 6 2 6
African-American/Black Studies 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 4 2 1
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 4
Women's Studies 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 834 49 74
Biochemistry 25
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 63 7
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 295
Biomedical Sciences 3 6
Botany/Plant Biology 6 1 3
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 1 6
Entomology 5 10 6
Environmental Biology 17
Environmental Toxicology 7
Epidemiology 4 4
Genetics 3 10
Microbiology 83 5 6
Molecular Genetics 29
Neuroscience 2 4
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 2
Pharmacology and Toxicology 5
Physiology 142 2 4
Plant Genetics 3 3
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 3 2
Zoology/Animal Biology 169 7 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1481 472 14
Accounting 250 127 1
Business Administration and Management 160 135
Business/Commerce 93
Construction Management 1
Finance 324 18 3
Hospitality Administration/Management 214 12
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 42
Information Resources Management 2
Labor and Industrial Relations 61
Labor Studies 1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 204 13
Marketing/Marketing Management 187 2
Merchandising and Buying Operations 99 7
Operations Management and Supervision 3 1
Organizational Behavior Studies 4
Restaurant/Food Services Management 2
Tourism and Travel Services Management 1
Communication and Journalism Programs 923 117 14
Advertising 333 30
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 36
Health Communication 10
Journalism 152 21
Mass Communication/Media Studies 8
Public Relations/Image Management 22
Radio and Television 107 24
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 295 10 6
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 35
Communications Technology/Technician 35
Computing and Information Sciences 75 10 13
Computer and Information Sciences 67 10 13
Information Science/Studies 8
Construction Trades 9
Electrician 9
Education 273 410 50 11
Agricultural Teacher Education 1
Art Teacher Education 11
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 44 1
Curriculum and Instruction 69 15 2
Education 181 102
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness 12
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 68
Educational Evaluation and Research 5
Educational Leadership and Administration 46 3 9
Educational/Instructional Technology 68
Elementary Education and Teaching 1
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 3
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 19 16
History Teacher Education 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Reading Teacher Education 16
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 2
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
Special Education and Teaching 14 4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 26
Engineering 399 56 57
Agricultural Engineering 23 2 3
Chemical Engineering 60 14
Civil Engineering 80 12 3
Computer Engineering 21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 42 17 25
Engineering Mechanics 2
Engineering 55
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 7 3
Mechanical Engineering 118 16 9
Engineering Technology 231 20 3
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 66 4
Packaging Science 165 16 3
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 191 9 12
English Language and Literature 160 5 7
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 31
Rhetoric and Composition 4 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 160 15 1
Arabic Language and Literature 1
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 31
French Language and Literature 18 2
German Language and Literature 9 1
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Linguistics 18 5 1
Russian Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 79 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 464 267 426 5
Athletic Training/Trainer 12
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 64 33
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 85 2
Clinical/Medical Social Work 141
Dietetics/Dietitian 104
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine 3 1
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 3
Medicine 102
Music Therapy/Therapist 5 5
Nursing Science 1
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy 213
Pre-veterinary Studies 5
Public Health 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 167 69
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 8
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine 1
Veterinary Medicine 101
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 22 5
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 9
History 78 1 11
History 78 1 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 191 52 4
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 191 33 4
Forensic Science and Technology 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 13
Human Services 81 25 4
Public Administration 17
Public Policy Analysis 10
Social Work 64 15 4
Legal and Law Studies 75
Pre-law Studies 75
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 46 2
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 46 2
Mathematics and Statistics 89 67 9
Applied Mathematics 6 3
Computational Mathematics 4
Mathematics 80 8 3
Statistics 5 53 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 197
Biological and Physical Sciences 4
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 4
International/Global Studies 79
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 17
Nutrition Sciences 93
Natural Resources and Conservation 81 28 14
Environmental Science 3
Environmental Studies 13
Forestry 8 4 1
Natural Resource Economics 12
Natural Resources Management and Policy 13 4
Natural Resources/Conservation 3
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 45 11 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 209 37 14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 179 37 10
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 30 4
Physical Sciences 156 39 65
Astrophysics 17 4 1
Chemical Physics 3
Chemistry 47 7 38
Geology and Earth Science 20 1 2
Materials Science 23 4
Physical Sciences 3 4
Physics 43 23 20
Psychology 364 30 27 4
Educational Psychology 7
Psychology 364 16 16
School Psychology 14 4 4
Social Sciences 921 53 31
Anthropology 61 21 6
Economics 193 9 11
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 2
Geography 15 8 3
International Relations and Affairs 128
Political Science and Government 153 9 4
Social Sciences 271
Sociology 98 6 7
Visual and Performing Arts 268 61 40
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 17
Art/Art Studies 71 5
Conducting 8 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 13 8
Fashion/Apparel Design 43
Interior Design 39 3
Jazz/Jazz Studies 9 1
Keyboard Instruments 3
Music Pedagogy 34 14 2
Music Performance 35 12 28
Music Theory and Composition 1 3 4
Music 6
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 4
Work and Family Studies 110 20 17
Child Development 20 5
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management 1
Family and Community Services 90 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Family Systems 2
Human Nutrition 2 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $35
Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 70%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 91%

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
AgribusinessOperations C
AgriculturalBusiness B,C
AgriculturalCommunications B
AgriculturalEconomics B
AgriculturalEquipment Technology C
AgriculturalProduction C
Agronomy/CropScience C
Animal Husbandry C
Animal Sciences B,C
Dairy Husbandry/Production C
Dairy Science C
Food Science B,C
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science C
HorticulturalServices C
HorticultureScience B,C
LandscapingC
LivestockManagement C
PackagingB
Plant/NurseryOperations C
Soil Science and Agronomy B
Turf Management C

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Community/RegionalPlanning B
Interior Architecture B
LandscapeArchitecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-AmericanStudies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Central/EasternEuropean Studies B
Native American Studies B
Russian/SlavicArea Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/VisualCommunications B
Drama/TheaterArts B
Fashion Design B
Interior Design B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Pedagogy B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theater Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
BiochemistryB
Biology B
Botany B
Chem/Phys/MolecularBiology B
EntomologyB
EnvironmentalBiology B
MicrobiologyB
MolecularBiology B
MolecularGenetics B
PhysiologyB
Plant Pathology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
AccountingB
Apparel/AccessoriesMarketing B
Business Administration/Management B
ConstructionManagement B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/BankingB
HospitalityAdministration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
InformationResources Management B
Logistics/MaterialsManagement B
ManagementInformation Systems B
MarketingManagement B
OperationsManagement B

Communications & Journalism
AdvertisingB
Communications/RhetoricB
JournalismB
Public Relations B
Radio/TelevisionB

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/InformationSciences – General B
InformationSciences/Systems B

Construction Trades
ElectricianC

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
ChemistryTeacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education– General B
Educationof Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Educationof Learning Disabled B
ElementaryEducation B
Family/ConsumerSciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
GeographyTeacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/PreschoolEducation B
MathematicsEducation B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
SecondaryEducation B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering
AgriculturalEngineering B
BiomedicalEngineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/CommunicationsEngineering B
Engineering– General B
MaterialsEngineering B
MaterialsScience B
MechanicalEngineering B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/BusinessWriting B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Apparel/TextileManufacturing B
Apparel/TextileMarketing Management B
Child Development B
Clothing/Apparel/TextileStudies B
Family/CommunityServices B
Family/ConsumerSciences – General B
Textile Science B

Foreign Language & Literature
Chinese B
Classics B
East Asian B
French B
German B
Japanese B
LinguisticsB
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
CommunicationDisorders B
CommunityHealth Services B
Marriage/FamilyTherapy B
Medical Dietetics B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Family Practice B
PremedicineB
Speech-LanguagePathology/Audiology B
VeterinarianAssistance B,C

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
HumanitiesB

Mathematics
ComputationalMathematics B
Mathematics– General B
StatisticsB

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/PhysicalSciences B
Global Studies B
NutritionSciences B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation
EnvironmentalScience B
EnvironmentalStudies B
Fishing/FisheriesB,C
Forestry – General B,C
Natural Resource Economics B
Wildlife/WildernessManagement B,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/LeisureFacilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
PhilosophyB
Religion/ReligiousStudies B

Physical Sciences
AstrophysicsB
Chemical Physics B
ChemistryB
Geology B
Geophysics/SeismologyB
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology– General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B
Public Policy Analysis B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
AnthropologyB
EconomicsB
GeographyB
InternationalRelations B
PoliticalScience/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
SociologyB

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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