Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Michigan State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

3003 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
238
130
 
1
Advertising
 
496
4
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
101
73
 
0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
 
6
 
Business Statistics
 
 
29
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
107
 
 
Economics, General
 
323
17
 
16
Economics, Other
 
9
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
362
36
 
2
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
 
33
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
45
 
5
 
Information Resources Management
 
 
 
 
1
Information Technology Project Management
 
23
 
 
 
Labor and Industrial Relations
 
 
43
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
388
75
 
0
Marketing Research
 
 
76
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
200
 
 
0
Operations Management and Supervision
 
 
 
 
0
Organizational Behavior Studies
 
 
 
 
3
Organizational Leadership
 
 
155
6
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2455 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
24
 
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
62
 
0
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
74
7
 
 
Clinical/Medical Social Work
 
 
221
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
38
 
 
 
Health Communication
 
 
7
 
 
Human Nutrition
 
 
4
 
4
International Public Health/International Health
 
 
 
2
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
373
27
 
6
Medical Scientist
 
 
3
 
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
188
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
3
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
1
Nutrition Sciences
 
48
2
 
 
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy
 
 
 
 
840
Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
 
51
 
2
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Pre-Veterinary Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
36
3
 
Public Health, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
212
65
 
 
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
 
 
 
 
2
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine
 
 
0
 
 
Veterinary Medicine
 
 
 
 
116
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
 
20
 
2
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
 
 
9
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1881 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
28
 
 
 
Astrophysics
 
14
1
 
0
Biochemistry
 
40
 
 
 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 
118
2
 
14
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
2
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
471
0
 
2
Biostatistics
 
 
12
 
 
Botany/Plant Biology
 
7
3
 
11
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
 
1
 
10
Chemical Physics
 
8
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
58
5
 
43
Computational Mathematics
 
15
 
 
 
Computational Science
 
 
2
38
2
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
 
 
 
4
 
Entomology
 
3
7
 
7
Environmental Biology
 
56
 
 
 
Epidemiology
 
 
6
 
2
Genetics, General
 
 
0
 
6
Geography
 
10
7
 
4
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
33
3
 
2
Mathematics, General
 
102
4
 
6
Microbiology, General
 
52
2
 
8
Molecular Genetics
 
54
 
 
 
Neuroscience
 
200
1
7
4
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
 
 
0
 
2
Physical Sciences
 
3
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
55
13
 
20
Physiology, General
 
97
2
 
6
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
 
 
4
 
3
Statistics, General
 
33
26
 
5
Zoology/Animal Biology
 
110
1
 
4

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1506 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
 
0
 
6
Anthropology
 
30
1
 
8
Chinese Language and Literature
 
9
 
 
 
Educational Psychology
 
 
 
2
 
Family and Community Services
 
90
4
1
 
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
 
 
 
 
3
History, General
 
37
3
 
6
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
 
4
 
8
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
15
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
208
 
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
104
 
 
 
Labor Studies
 
 
 
 
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Linguistics
 
14
0
 
12
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
54
 
 
 
Museology/Museum Studies
 
 
 
1
 
Philosophy
 
11
0
 
8
Political Science and Government, General
 
96
6
 
3
Psychology, General
 
316
25
 
11
Psychology, Other
 
 
4
5
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
26
18
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
8
 
 
 
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
 
 
0
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
9
4
7
Science, Technology and Society
 
9
 
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
127
 
 
 
Social Sciences, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Social Work
 
50
18
 
3
Sociology
 
106
2
 
5
Women's Studies
 
5
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1340 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
5
 
8
Chemical Engineering
 
132
6
 
9
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
12
6
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
76
18
 
5
Computer Engineering, General
 
59
 
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
55
6
 
6
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
111
18
 
25
Engineering Mechanics
 
 
1
 
1
Engineering, General
 
104
 
 
 
Engineering, Other
 
34
 
 
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
 
4
 
 
Environmental Science
 
3
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
49
 
 
 
Environmental Toxicology
 
 
 
 
5
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
 
4
 
5
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
10
 
 
 
Landscape Architecture
 
11
 
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
21
 
 
 
Materials Science
 
 
2
 
9
Mechanical Engineering
 
255
10
 
12
Natural Resource Economics
 
57
 
 
 
Packaging Science
 
163
22
 
1

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1231 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
 
24
 
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
5
7
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
5
 
5
Arabic Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
7
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
3
 
 
 
Child Development
 
27
3
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
9
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
0
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
121
 
22
Education, General
 
147
42
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
 
39
 
 
 
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
10
 
5
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
 
 
 
 
2
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
60
65
7
English Language and Literature, General
 
94
3
 
7
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
10
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
 
11
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
12
1
 
0
German Language and Literature
 
8
1
 
2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
14
14
30
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
1
 
 
History Teacher Education
 
14
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
11
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
1
 
4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
 
2
4
 
Rhetoric and Composition
 
 
3
 
3
Russian Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
 
3
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
 
 
11
Spanish Language and Literature
 
17
0
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
48
 
4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
239
3
 
5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
4
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
15
 
 
Teaching English or French As a Second or Foreign Language, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Urban Education and Leadership
 
 
 
4
 

651 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business and Management, General
 
59
 
13
 
Agricultural Economics
 
 
9
 
12
Agricultural Engineering
 
46
4
 
7
Agricultural Production Operations, General
 
 
 
7
 
Animal Sciences, General
 
113
3
 
5
Crop Production
 
 
 
21
 
Dairy Science
 
 
 
8
 
Food Science
 
32
65
 
1
Forestry, General
 
22
6
 
1
Forestry, Other
 
 
 
6
 
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
 
 
 
6
 
Horticultural Science
 
32
4
 
2
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
 
 
 
13
 
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine
 
 
0
 
0
Livestock Management
 
 
 
6
 
Natural Resources Management and Policy
 
 
14
 
10
Plant Genetics
 
 
1
 
4
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
 
31
5
 
3
Turf and Turfgrass Management
 
 
 
6
 
Viticulture and Enology
 
 
 
1
 
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
 
54
10
 
9

438 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
52
9
 
Journalism
 
123
9
0
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
225
 
 
14
Public Relations/Image Management
 
 
6
 
 

357 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
 
 
18
 
 
Conducting
 
 
5
 
4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
20
9
 
 
Fashion/Apparel Design
 
14
 
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
9
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
21
5
 
 
Game and Interactive Media Design
 
 
 
10
 
Graphic Design
 
20
 
 
 
Interior Design
 
19
 
 
 
Jazz/Jazz Studies
 
8
9
 
 
Keyboard Instruments
 
 
3
 
 
Music Pedagogy
 
30
18
 
1
Music Performance, General
 
19
27
 
34
Music Theory and Composition
 
3
2
 
0
Music, General
 
4
 
 
 
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
 
1
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
44
 
 
 

268 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
235
22
 
11

219 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
196
9
 
 
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
 
 
0
 
0
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
13
 
 
 
Restaurant/Food Services Management
 
 
1
 
 

13 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Electrician
 
 
 
13
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Michigan State University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Family and Community Services
 
 
 
 
Food Science
 
 
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
 
Packaging Science
 
 
 
 
Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
 
 
 
Psychology, Other
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
  • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Michigan State University Counseling Center)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
  • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language Intensive English Program and English for Academic Purposes)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (College of Human Medicine)
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
  • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
  • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.35 Based on 20 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Business Administration, Class of 1987

    I have no idea, it's been almost thirty years since I graduated.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1989

    Face to face counseling, work-study, job fairs.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2014

    Professors in my major gave me very good advising and schooling on preparing to apply to jobs and grad school including taking me step by step through every part of those processes. This included resume and cover letter reviews. There were also reviews of our GPAs, interests, and research to help us figure out what grad schools we should apply to. The school and my major allowed me to have opportunities to network almost every week both in and outside of my major and allowed even undergraduates to meet with established professionals in their fields. There were also plenty of opportunities to work alongside these professionals so I could get good experience and references.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Supply Chain Management , Class of 2013

    Internships are heavily encouraged in the Broad college of business, and their career services group does an excellent job connecting and preparing you for those opportunities.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English and Elementary Education, Class of 2007

    my information is now out of date

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 1995

    It's a Big Ten school so it has all of the resources necessary.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Food Industry Management, Class of 1978

    career center, job fairs, alumni contacts, workshops, resume critiques

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1994

    It has been over 20 years since I graduated so I don't know what they use now.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Deaf Education, Class of 1978

    Great instructors minus all the liberal views

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology , Class of 2000

    Not sure now- long time ago

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Arts - accounting , Class of 2006

    Requires internship, Career center, mock interviews, presentations by companies in the industry, group projects, etc

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2008

    The curriculum is great. Networking when I attended was mainly dependent how much initiative the student had to make the connection. I personally was not very good at that part.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Human Biology, Class of 2009

    None that were obvious when I was in the program.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Englisg, Class of 1983

    Not much for back then

    3 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.65 Based on 20 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Business Administration, Class of 1987

    Again, it's been almost thirty years since I went there.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2014

    There is lots of diversity. I was able to befriend some of the Chinese students to practice my language skills in my dorm and classes while I was able to go out to parties and restaurants with my friends from the skating team. Even though outside of MSU I often felt excluded or bullied, whenever I'm on campus or even thousands of miles away, I always feel welcomed and accepted by members of the MSU community. No matter differences of opinion on politics, your hobbies, or your favorite media it is hard to find someone from the MSU community that will not stop to have an intelligent conversation with you. Despite my tendency to stay in and not drink, I was never ridiculed or judged for it, and in fact I got quite a bit of respect from my friends who did party for it. People also never forced me to do anything I didn't want to do, but instead encouraged me to take healthy risks I otherwise wouldn't have taken. I felt safe to try new things, like spending a month in a rural Central American jungle digging and leading a sewing workshop.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Supply Chain Management , Class of 2013

    Heavily international student based and growing, but without a real plan for integration. At times I felt like a number and not an individual.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English and Elementary Education, Class of 2007

    Diverse student body, sizable party culture with pockets of intellectual rigor and engagement in social issues, liberal political bent

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Food Industry Management, Class of 1978

    largely middle class, top 25% of high school class, becoming more diverse in recent years, especially international students

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication Arts and Sciences, Class of 1985

    Large campus offered diverse opportunities for activities outside the classroom

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2008

    Most people think of MSU as a huge school, and it is. However, there are groups of students for everyone. Once you find a groups that work for you, it really becomes small and you see the same couple hundred people throughout your time as a student.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Human Biology, Class of 2009

    Very friendly, I loved it there.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1997

    The students are smart and confident.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.55 Based on 20 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1989

    It's a 60,000+ Big Ten university - it has everything.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2014

    Everything is constantly upgraded. There are tons of computer labs with plenty of computers for students, so it's easy to find internet. The dorms are hit or miss. The dining halls are all much better than at other schools I've been to, but some (East Neighborhood) can have their bad moments or be overly crowded (Brody). Similarly, some of the dorms are nicer than others, but the nice ones are top notch. The staff that run and maintenance everything is also very good. They work hard to make everyone feel at home, and are great resources and friends. The communal furniture can be disgusting. The classrooms are somewhat dirty, but not moreso than those at any school I've been to.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English and Elementary Education, Class of 2007

    I loved the old-fashioned West Circle dorms where I lived.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Food Industry Management, Class of 1978

    student living/dining are excellent, many classrooms need updating, IM facilities need updating

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication Arts and Sciences, Class of 1985

    Large campus so there was a variety of choices. Large lecture halls for common classes vs smaller class sizes for upper classmen major specific classes.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2008

    The facilities were great, there was always construction projects going on to help improve. They started this new "Cag to Go" program while I was there for student who wanted to use their meal tickets to eat outside the cafeteria. Students are very hard on the dorms, depending which dorm you lived in there were varying levels of décor.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Chemical Engineering , Class of 2014

    Nice computer labs but outgrowingredients them with more enrollment. Older classrooms.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Human Biology, Class of 2009

    A little older, but the same could be said about any college that has been around a while. They were in the process of making updates when I left.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1997

    The facilities are mostly older but there are also newer buildings. Most dorms have a computer lab which is probably obsolete since most college students have their own computers now. The dining halls are spacious and friendly. The dorms are beautiful ivy covered buildings.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.55 Based on 20 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1989

    It depends on who you talk to. Football, Basketball, Hockey, Greek Life, Thespian.... you name it.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2014

    We have lots of unique sports clubs like Synchronized Skating, Underwater Hockey, and SCUBA club. Every year there is also Spartans vs. Zombies, which is played by both students and professors! Lots of people like to run around campus and go to sports games. Our free/discount movies are also a very popular attraction.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication Arts and Sciences, Class of 1985

    Sporting events, movie night in large lecture halls, music from Broadway to student recitals

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2008

    There are SOOOOOO many. I can not speak to the unique activities, because I was pretty main stream. However, rallying around sports was always a great activity with lots of camaraderie.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1997

    Its been 18 years, I really don't remember.

    4 Rated January 2016
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