Michigan State University - Master's Degree

One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

  • Average Tuition USD 48,848

School Description

On February 15, 1855, just 18 years after Michigan became a state, Governor Kinsley S. Bingham signed legislation establishing the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan—the forerunner of Michigan State University. Carved out of 676 acres of woodlands less than four miles east of the state’s capitol, the college formally opened on May 13, 1857 with five faculty members and 63 students.

Master Programs

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Animal Studies: Social Science and Humanities Perspective

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Business Concepts for Environmental Sustainability and Conservation

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Ecological Food and Farming Systems

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Economics of Education

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Environmental Policy

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Environmental Science and Policy

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the biology of animal species and phyla, with reference to their molecular and cellular systems, anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Includes instruction in molecular and cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, ecology and behavior, evolutionary biology, and applications to specific species and phyla.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Global Urban Studies

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Graduate Specialization in Food Safety

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Graduate Specialization in Forensic Science

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and autopsy procedures, DNA and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Graduate Specialization in Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Graduate Specialization in International Development

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Graduate Specialization in Judicial Administration

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Graduate Specialization in Literacy and Language Instruction

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Management of Information Technology

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    MBA

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Media and Information Studies

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States

    Specialization in Hospitality Business

    USD 52,760 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage travel-related enterprises and related convention and/or tour services. Includes instruction in travel agency management, tour arranging and planning, convention and event planning, travel industry operations and procedures, tourism marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry law, international and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 82
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 84
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 149
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 101
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 84
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 178

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  • Minimum GPA 3.40
  • Minimum SAT 1030
  • Minimum ACT 24

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    MSU beat Kansan on March 27, 2009, to get to the NCAA's Elite Eight. During the Spartans' Elite Eight match, Earvin "Magic" Johnson (an MSU alumni), with his father, sat beside the Spartans' bench.

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          • 1989, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Multidisciplinary Humanities (Physics, Theater, History of Art)

            The solid grounding in the basics I got at MSU, combined with the University's commitment to engagement and making the world a better place, prepared me for a lifetime of learning and effective action.

          • 1975-1982, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Michigan State gave me a valuable and varied undergrad education. I was very prepared for the work force when I graduated in 1982 and my education has taken me through a varied and exciting business life both in Michigan and now in New York City.

          • 2006-2011, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Michigan State gives students so many possibilities for their future, from academics to extracurricular sports and clubs. Besides an amazing experience in East Lansing and a Bachelor's degree to take away, MSU is able to give you incredible networking connections throughout the country and in every field after graduation. It's something that smaller schools cannot give, but it is incredibly helpful when looking for jobs or furthering your education. I wouldn't be where I am today without Michigan State University and all the people I have made connections with from there.