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 fifty-five graduate programs: 125 Master's, 101 Doctorate, 27 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,240 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,136 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 Students10,928 students
1,878 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 255 Graduate Programs
125 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 29 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 255 major areas - 126 Master's (19 online programs), 98 Doctorate , 29 Post-Bachelor', 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
Total2,2401,1361742
Men96753568-
Women1,2736011062
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
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
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

Graduate Student Population

Total 50,351 students enrolled in Michigan State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 10,928 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,799 male and 6,129 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 8,119 full-time and 2,809 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,878 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 668 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total10,928
Men Students4,799
Women Students6,129
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total10,928
Full-time Students8,119
Part-time Students2,809
By race/ethnicity 6,496 White, 575 Black, and 589 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
Total10,928
American Indian /
Native American
33
Asian589
Black575
Hispanic500
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
20
White6,496
Two or more races216
Un-Known253
150 students are younger than 22 and 1,061 students are older than 65. The school has 7,222 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,495 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total10,928
21 & Under150
22-242,947
25-294,275
30-341,653
35-39842
40 & Over1,061
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, 1,878 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 668 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment10,928
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,878
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses668
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses8,382
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,878
Michigan Resident950
Other State In U.S.851
Outside of U.S.77



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