Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. As one of America's Public Ivy universities, MSU is considered to be one of the best public universities in the country. It is the ninth largest university in the U.S., enrolling over 49,000 students and employing almost 3,000 faculty members. MSU pioneered such academic programs as hospitality business, packaging, telecommunication, and supply chain management. Today, MSU offers more than 200 academic programs.

Michigan State University operates under a rolling admissions policy, meaning applicants can submit their admissions applications anytime during a comparatively large window of time. MSU's deadline for early admissions falls in October. U.S. News & World Report includes MSU among its list of "selective" universities. MSU receives about 30,000 freshman applications each year, and admits roughly 69% of them. The average high school GPA of these new freshmen was 3.62.

Roughly 90% of MSU students are residents of the State of Michigan. The remaining students come from all 50 United States, and from 130 countries throughout the world. During the 2011-2012 school year, MSU enrolled almost 6,000 international students. The countries most represented in the same school year were China, India, Korea, Canada, and Taiwan.

Michigan State has a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. The university's study abroad program is the largest in the United States (among single-campus universities). Each year, the program sends roughly 2,500 students to more than 60 countries on all continents (including Antarctica).

The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks MSU as the 92nd best university in the world. U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU the 72nd best university in the country, and 29th among public universities. In 2011, QS World University Rankings gave MSU the ranking of 164th in the world.

MSU Distance Learning Degrees Online
In addition to an extensive campus-based offering, Michigan State University (MSU) also offers a large selection of online learning programs. MSU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees and courses entirely online. MSU also offers hybrid programs which combine online with campus-based based study. Online programs are available in biomedical laboratory operations, health, foreign languages, criminal justice, pharmacology, teaching, leadership, design, education, business and human resource management, among others. MSU also offers a large selection of professional certificates that can be completed online.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (517) 355-1855
Address: , East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 36,000+ undergrad, 11,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Batchelor's Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 10,970
Out-of-State Tuition $ 27,383
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 16 to 1
Website Address: www.msu.edu
Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees CERT BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Communication
Agricultural Economics
Animal Livestock Husbandry and Production
Animal Sciences
Crop Production
Dairy Science
Food Science
Horse Husbandry Equine Science and Management
Horticultural Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Sciences
Soil Science
Soil Sciences
Turf Management
Architecture and Related Services
City, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design and Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Botany Plant Biology
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology
Environmental Toxicology
Molecular Genetics
Pathology Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology Phytopathology
Zoology Animal Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Commerce
Hospitality Administration Management
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration
Information Resources Management
Labor Studies
Labor and Industrial Relations
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing Marketing Management
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Communication and Journalism
Digital Communication and Media Multimedia
Health Communication
Mass Media Studies
Public Relations
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication Technologies and Support Services
Communications Technology Technician
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Information Science Studies
Construction Trades
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education Of Hearing Impaired
Education Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities
Education and Teaching
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Instructional Technology
Educational Leadership and Administration
English Teacher Education
General Science Teacher Education
Higher Education Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor
Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Environmental Environmental Health Engineering
General Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology Technician
Packaging Science
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american Studies
Women's Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Child Development
Consumer Merchandising Retailing Management
Family Systems
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies
Human Nutrition
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Audiology Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist
Clinical Medical Social Work
Large Animal Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine
Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling
Music Therapy Therapist
Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathy
Pre-veterinary Studies
Public Health
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Small Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine
Veterinary Animal Health Technology Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Medicine
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Counselor
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-law Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
International Global Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resource Economics
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics
Geology Earth Science
Materials Science
Physical Sciences
Educational Psychology
School Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
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