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Michigan State University


The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation—and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

MSU is home to one of the most talented, creative, and hardworking student communities you’ll find. Our students come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries. They win championship titles and some of the world’s most prestigious academic awards. They conduct research, study abroad, and take advantage of hundreds of student organizations and the more than 200 academic programs MSU offers.

Why MSU?

  • MSU is one of the top 70 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2016.
  • Michigan State ranks No. 82 out of 750 universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report "Best Global Universities" ranking. Among U.S. schools, MSU ranks No. 46. In the regional research reputation indicator, MSU ranks No. 40, up from No. 125 last year.
  • Michigan State is among the top 100 universities in the world, according to a new set of rankings from U.S. News & World Report. According to the rankings, which list the top 500 universities in the world, MSU is tied for 75th with the Netherlands’ Leiden University. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has rated universities on a global scale. It used a new set of criteria, with a heavy emphasis on the schools’ research prowess.
  • MSU ranks among the top 100 global universities, according to the 2015 “Academic Ranking of World Universities” from the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
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Academic specialism

MSU offers more than 200 programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study. MSU has 25 undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. These include six No. 1-ranked programs in undergraduate supply chain management/logistics and graduate programs in nuclear physics, elementary and secondary education, organizational psychology, and rehabilitation counseling.


  • Supply chain management/logistics No. 1
  • Production/operations management No. 11
  • Biological/agricultural engineering No. 12
  • Accounting No. 14
  • Management No. 18


  • Nuclear physics No. 1
  • Elementary education No. 1 for 22 straight years
  • Secondary education No. 1 for 22 straight years
  • Organizational psychology No. 1
  • Rehabilitation counseling (education) No. 1
  • Supply chain/logistics No. 2
  • African history No. 3
  • Curriculum/instruction No. 4
  • Higher education administration No. 2
  • Educational psychology No. 5
  • Administration/supervision No. 7
  • Criminal justice No. 7
  • Veterinary medicine No. 12
  • Primary care (College of Osteopathic Medicine) No. 15
  • Education policy No. 11
  • Production/operations management No. 11
  • Biological/agricultural engineering No. 13
  • Special Education No. 13
  • College of Education (overall) No. 15
  • Marketing No. 18

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