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

Agribusiness

Operations C
Agricultural

Business B,C
Agricultural

Communications B
Agricultural

Economics B
Agricultural

Equipment Technology C
Agricultural

Production C
Agronomy/Crop

Science C
Animal
Husbandry C
Animal
Sciences B,C
Dairy
Husbandry/Production C
Dairy
Science C
Food
Science B,C
Horse
Husbandry/Equine Science C
Horticultural

Services C
Horticulture

Science B,C
Landscaping

C
Livestock

Management C
Packaging

B
Plant/Nursery

Operations C
Soil
Science and Agronomy B
Turf
Management C

Architecture & Related
Programs

City/Community/Regional

Planning B
Interior
Architecture B
Landscape

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

African-American

Studies B
American
Studies B
Asian
Studies B
Central/Eastern

European Studies B
Native
American Studies B
Russian/Slavic

Area Studies B
Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting B
Art –
General B
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/Visual

Communications B
Drama/Theater

Arts 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

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Botany B
Chem/Phys/Molecular

Biology B
Entomology

B
Environmental

Biology B
Microbiology

B
Molecular

Biology B
Molecular

Genetics B
Physiology

B
Plant
Pathology B
Zoology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Apparel/Accessories

Marketing B
Business
Administration/Management B
Construction

Management B
Fashion
Merchandising B
Finance/Banking

B
Hospitality

Administration/Management B
Human
Resources Management B
Information

Resources Management B
Logistics/Materials

Management B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management B
Operations

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising

B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B
Public
Relations B
Radio/Television

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B
Information

Sciences/Systems B

Construction Trades
Electrician

C

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Computer
Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Education

– General B
Education

of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Education

of Learning Disabled B
Elementary

Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
French
Teacher Education B
Geography

Teacher Education B
German
Teacher Education B
Health
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Junior
High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool

Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Physics
Teacher Education B
Reading
Teacher Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social
Science Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B
Special
Education B

Engineering
Agricultural

Engineering B
Biomedical

Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

– General B
Materials

Engineering B
Materials

Science B
Mechanical

Engineering B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B
Technical/Business

Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Apparel/Textile

Manufacturing B
Apparel/Textile

Marketing Management B
Child
Development B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Family/Community

Services B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – General B
Textile
Science B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Chinese
B
Classics
B
East
Asian B
French B
German B
Japanese
B
Linguistics

B
Russian
B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Communication

Disorders B
Community

Health Services B
Marriage/Family

Therapy B
Medical
Dietetics B
Music
Therapy B
Nursing
(RN) B
Nursing
– Family Practice B
Premedicine

B
Speech-Language

Pathology/Audiology B
Veterinarian

Assistance B,C

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities

B

Mathematics
Computational

Mathematics B
Mathematics

– General B
Statistics

B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical

Sciences B
Global
Studies B
Nutrition

Sciences B
Science,
Technology & Society B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Science B
Environmental

Studies B
Fishing/Fisheries

B,C
Forestry
– General B,C
Natural
Resource Economics B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Parks,
Recreation & Fitness – General
B
Parks/Leisure

Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B
Religion/Religious

Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astrophysics

B
Chemical
Physics B
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Geophysics/Seismology

B
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
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
International

Relations B
Political

Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology

B

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.