Graduate Programs Overview

Michigan State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in East Lansing, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $18,858 for Michigan residents and $37,056 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds eighty-five graduate programs: 134 Master's, 104 Doctorate, 45 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,063 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,437 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMichigan State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressEast Lansing, MI
Graduate School Students10,633 students
1,943 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$18,858
Out-of-State$37,056
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 285 Graduate Programs
134 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 47 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Michigan State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Michigan residents, the tuition & fees are $18,858 and $37,056 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $786 for Michigan residents and $1,544 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$18,858$37,056
Cost per Credit$786$1,544
Books & Supplies$1,154
Room & Board$10,522 (On-Campus) / $10,522 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,094 (On-Campus) / $3,094 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$33,628$51,826
Off-Campus Total$33,628$51,826
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$16,764$17,436$18,132$18,858$18,858
Out-of-State$32,940$34,260$35,628$37,056$37,056

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Michigan State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 799 major areas - 133 Master's (9 online programs), 102 Doctorate , 44 Post-Bachelor'(19 online programs), 1 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total2,0631,437263-
Men86569881-
Women1,198739182-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Education
Work and Family Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Psychology
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Education
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Psychology
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 49,809 students enrolled in Michigan State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 10,633 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,575 male and 6,058 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 7,971 full-time and 2,662 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,943 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 774 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total10,633
Men Students4,575
Women Students6,058
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total10,633
Full-time Students7,971
Part-time Students2,662
By race/ethnicity 6,363 White, 577 Black, and 605 Asian students are attending at Michigan State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total10,633
American Indian /
Native American
42
Asian605
Black577
Hispanic515
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
15
White6,363
Two or more races231
Un-Known226
143 students are younger than 22 and 955 students are older than 65. The school has 7,034 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,501 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total10,633
21 & Under143
22-242,882
25-294,152
30-341,642
35-39859
40 & Over955
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Michigan State University, 1,943 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 774 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment10,633
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,943
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses774
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses7,916
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,943
Michigan Resident1,036
Other State In U.S.833
Outside of U.S.74



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