Graduate Programs Overview

Michigan State University is a four-years, public school located in East Lansing, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $19,714 for Michigan residents and $38,638 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
Typefour-years, public
AddressEast Lansing, MI
Graduate School Students11,204 students
4,027 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$19,714
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 285 Graduate Programs
134 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 47 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $19,714 and $38,638 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $822 for Michigan residents and $1,610 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$822$1,610
Books & Supplies$1,168
Room & Board$10,676 (On-Campus) / $10,676 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,140 (On-Campus) / $3,140 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$34,698$53,622
Off-Campus Total$34,698$53,622
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

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 285 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
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
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 49,695 students enrolled in Michigan State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 11,204 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,819 male and 6,385 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 8,417 full-time and 2,787 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 4,027 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 3,201 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students4,819
Women Students6,385
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students8,417
Part-time Students2,787
By race/ethnicity 6,872 White, 625 Black, and 667 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
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races269
176 students are younger than 22 and 943 students are older than 65. The school has 7,554 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,531 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under176
40 & Over943
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, 4,027 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 3,201 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment11,204
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,027
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses3,201
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,976
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,027
Michigan Resident2,829
Other State In U.S.1,076
Outside of U.S.122

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