1,462
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Michigan State University / College of Social Science is located in East Lansing, MI, in a suburban setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of International Planning Studies (MIPS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources (MLRHR)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 389
Doctoral Degrees 63

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,832
Applied
613
Accepted
33%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 2 years of undergraduate course work
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 2 years of undergraduate course work

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

1,462
Total Graduate Students
32%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
67%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.79%
Black or African American 6.91%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.96%
Asian 2.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 3.56%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

346
Total faculty
Full-time (345)
Part-time (1)
Male (213)
Female (133)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cultural studies, social institutions, geographic phenomena, political and economic theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,906,328

Location & Contact

Address East Lansing, MI  48824
United States
Contact Dr. Marietta L. Baba
Dean
Email: mbaba@msu.edu
Phone: 517-355-6675
Fax: 517-355-1912