Online and Off Campus Programs
Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan (USA) provides students with learning opportunities that extend beyond its East Lansing campus. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan. The information presented below highlights such learning opportunities.
Online Courses and Programs
Off-Campus Courses and Programs
Admissions and Costs
Personal Enrichment and Non-Credit Offerings
Related MSU Websites
Over 100 graduate and undergraduate courses are offered via the Internet. Courses offered online can be found in the Class Search. Online and hybrid courses may require regularly scheduled classroom time or face-to-face contact (for requirements such as exams, labs, etc.). Such requirements will be noted.
Online and Hybrid Programs
State authorization regulations covering the delivery of distance education vary from state to state, and some states may participate in a consortium agreement covering distance education. Please see MSU State Authorization Status State-By-State Summary for details regarding the states in which Michigan State University is authorized to deliver distance education programs.
Academic programs delivered totally online or via hybrid format are listed below.
"Online" under Delivery column indicates the program is offered totally online. Texts, reading lists, proctored examinations and/or other non-instructional experiences may be required as stipulated.
"Hybrid" under Delivery column indicates a program that blends online instruction with required or scheduled in-person contact, including examinations, laboratories, etc. At least 50% or more of the courses required for the degree or certificate are delivered through online instruction. Text, reading lists, and/or other materials are stipulated.
Many individual courses are offered in online and hybrid format. The U.S. Department of Education has rescinded the Dear Colleague letter from 06-17; therefore, if a program offers-even within its general education requirements-at least one online or hybrid course, the program is considered a hybrid program. By this definition, most programs at MSU are considered hybrid with the exception of the fully online programs listed on this page.
Click on "(AP)" next to the program name to view the specific, official requirements for completing the program. AP refers to the official Michigan State University catalog, Academic Programs.
Click on the program name to view a program's website or email contact information.