Michigan State University (MSU)

Administration Building, East Lansing, MI 48824

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Michigan State University

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Animal Sciences
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Dairy Science
Environmental Studies
Food Science
General Natural Resources Management and Policy
General Plant Sciences
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Horticultural Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Natural Resource Economics
Other Soil Sciences
Soil Science and Agronomy
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Wildlands, Fish and Wildlife Management and Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Arabic Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Christian Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Keyboard Instruments (Piano, Organ)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Product and Industrial Design
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing Research
Marketing/Marketing Management
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Other Electrical Technician
Other Engineering
Packaging Science

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Child Development
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Family Systems
Family and Community Services
Human Development and Family Studies
Human Nutrition

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Music Therapy/Therapist
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Nursing
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
International/Global Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies
Pre-Law Studies

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology
General Zoology/Animal Biology
Molecular Genetics
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Data Analysis, Research Methodology and Quatitative Methods
Forensic Psychology
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Social Sciences
Sport Psychology

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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MSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 11 Reviews

55% of students gave Michigan State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

The professors at Michigan State are very helpful and are willing to work with their students. The class sizes vary and can be 20 students to around 600 students, depending on the class. The workload also depends on the class/major, but I would say it is difficult, but manageable.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1996

Academics Rating

There are hundreds of graduate programs during my stay. Agriculture and Education graduate programs are in the top rankings amongst all universities. Engineering and Mass Communications are also very well known. Class size are usually between 15 - 25. All the professors are very reachable and ready to help students.

MSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 91%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, August, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary

Class Sizes at Michigan State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 23%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 56%
  • 100+ Students: 12%
Fewer than 20 Students 23%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 56%
100+ Students 12%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 76
  • Asian: 11
  • African American: 5
  • Unknown and Other: 5
  • Latino: 3
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 76
Asian 11
African American 5
Unknown and Other 5
Latino 3
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Michigan State University

Total Faculty 3,044
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 10,647
Male Faculty 1,758
Part-Time Professors 830
Women Faculty 1,286

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