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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

Online Courses

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 The U.S. Department of Education has rescinded the Dear Colleague letter from 06-17; therefore, if a program offers-even within its general education requirements-at least one online or hybrid course, the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.

 

 

(Approved at the University-level and Listed on the Michigan State University Transcript)
Program Name - Degree Delivery
Accounting and Data Analytics - Master of Science (AP) Online
Applied Behavior Analysis - Master of Arts (AP) Hybrid
Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Arts, Cultural Management and Museum Studies - Master of Arts (AP) Hybrid
Biomedical Laboratory Operations - Master of Science (AP) Online
Biomedical Laboratory Science - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Civil Engineering - Master of Science (AP) Online
Clinical Laboratory Science - Master of Science (AP) Online
Criminal Justice - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Customer Experience Management - Master of Science (AP) Online
Cybercrime and Digital Investigation - Master of Science (AP) Online
Education - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology - Doctor of Philosophy (AP) Hybrid
Educational Technology - Master of Arts (AP) Hybrid
Educational Technology - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Master of Science (AP) Online
Family Community Services - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Food Safety - Master of Science (AP) Online
Foreign Language Teaching - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Global Health - Master of Science (AP) Online
Global Plant Breeding - Master of Science (AP) Online
Healthcare Management - Master of Science (AP) Online
Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Integrative Pharmacology - Master of Science (AP) Hybrid
International Planning Studies - Master of International Planning Studies (AP) Online
K-12 Educational Administration - Master of Arts (AP) Hybrid
K-12 English as a Second Language - Graduate Specialization (AP) Online
Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis - Master of Science (AP) Online
Learning Experience Design - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Literacy and Language Instruction - Graduate Specialization (AP) Online
Management, Strategy and Leadership - Master of Science (AP) Online
Management Studies - Master of Science (this program is in moratorium effective Spring 2020 through Spring 2023) Hybrid
Marketing Research and Analytics - Master of Science (AP) Hybrid
Marketing Research and Analytics - Master of Science (AP) Online
Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science (AP) Online
Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN track only) (AP) Online
Nursing - Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with Education concentration (AP) Online
Nursing - Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner concentration (AP) Hybrid
Nursing Practice - Doctor of Nursing Practice (AP) Hybrid
Packaging - Master of Science (AP) Online
Pharmacology and Toxicology - Master of Science (AP) Online
Physics - Master of Science (AP) Hybrid
Physics - Doctor of Philosophy (AP) Hybrid
Program Evaluation - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Public Health - Master of Public Health in Public Health (AP) Online
Social Work - Master of Social Work (Statewide Blended Clinical Master of Social Work Program) (AP) Online
Social Work - Master of Social Work (Advanced Standing Statewide Blended Clinical Master of Social Work Program) (AP) Online
Social Work - Master of Social Work (Weekend Master of Social Work Program) (AP) Hybrid
Special Education - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Sport Coaching, Leadership and Administration - Master of Science (AP) Online
Strategic Communication - Master of Arts (AP) Online
Supply Chain Management - Master of Science (AP) Hybrid
Teaching and Curriculum - Master of Arts (AP) Online
User Experience - Master of Science (AP) Online
Youth Development - Master of Arts (AP) Online
 
(Approved at the University-level and Listed on the Michigan State University Transcript)
Program Name - Degree Delivery
Accounting Analytics - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Agricultural Operations - Agricultural Technology Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Children's and Young Adult Literature - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Digital Media - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Early Childhood and Family Policy - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Educational Psychology - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Educational Technology - Graduate Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Educational Technology - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Elementary STEM Education - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Elements of Global Supply Chain Management - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Food Safety - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Foreign Language Teaching - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Forest Carbon Science, Policy and Management - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Foundations in Chemical Engineering - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management - Agricultural Technology Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Global Health - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Healthcare Compliance - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Healthcare Leadership - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Human Resource Management and Development - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Human Services Administration - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
K-12 Computer Science Education - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Landscape Management - Agricultural Technology Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Leadership and Managing Teams - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Learning Design - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Learning Design Leadership - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Learning Sciences - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Managerial Analysis for Decision Making - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Media Analytics - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Medical Neuroscience - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Neuroscience and the Law - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Organizational Communication for Leadership - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Program Evaluation - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Public Health - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Real Estate Development and Construction - Graduate Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Safety Pharmacology - Graduate Certificate(AP) Online
Semiconductor Manufacturing, Processing, and Devices - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Serious Game Design and Research - Graduate Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Serious Game Design and Research - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Sport Coaching - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Sport Leadership and Administration - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Sports Analytics - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Strategic Management - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Taxation - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Teacher Leadership - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Transaction Services - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Urban Resilient Redevelopment - Graduate Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Viticulture - Agricultural Technology Certificate (AP) Hybrid
Youth Development Specialist - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
Youth Agency Management and Administration - Graduate Certificate (AP) Online
 
(Awarded by Colleges/Departments; Does Not Require University-level approval; is Not Listed on the MSU Transcript)
Program Name - Degree Delivery
Advanced Procurement Management (Strategic Negotiation) Certificate Program Online
Advanced Procurement Management (Strategic Sourcing) Certificate Program Online
Advanced Supply Chain Management and Procurement Certificate Online
Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Online
Biomedical Laboratory Management Certificate Program Online
Business Analytics Certificate Online
Chemical Engineering Continuing Education / Bridging Program Online
Global Supply Chain Management Certificate Online
Homeland Security Studies Certificate Program Online
Human Resources and Talent Management Certificate Online
Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry Certificate Hybrid
Integrated Supply Chain Management Certificate Online
Integrated Supply Chain Management Advanced Certificate Online
International Focus in Criminal Justice Online
International Food Laws and Regulations Certificate Program Online
Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Online
Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics Certificate Hybrid
Professional GIS Certificate Online
Public Health Certificate Online
School Social Work Competency Series Online
Security Management Online
Supervisory and Human Resources Management Certificate Online
Supervisory Management, Maintenance Management and Effective Communication in the Water/Wastewater Field Certificate Online
Supervisory Management, Professional Certificate in Online
Supply Chain Management and Logistics Certificate Online
Supply Chain Management and Operations Certificate Online
Supply Chain Management and Procurement Certificate Online
Transfusion Service Operations and Management Certificate Program Online
United States Food Law Certificate Program Online
Watershed Management Online

Off-Campus Courses and Programs

Courses offered off-campus can be found in the Class Search.

Academic programs delivered off-campus are listed below.

Click on the program name to view a program's website.

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.

"Off-Campus" under Delivery column indicates the program is offered totally off-campus.

"Combined" under Delivery column indicates that the program is comprised of courses that are offered in a combination of off-campus and on-campus in East Lansing, Michigan.

 

(Approved at the University-level and Listed on the Michigan State University Transcript)
Program Name - Degree Delivery
Agricultural Operations-Delta College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-Glenn Oaks College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-Kellogg Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-Monroe Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-Montcalm Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-Muskegon Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-Northwestern Michigan College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-Southwestern Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Agricultural Operations-West Shore Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Forest Technology-Bay College (AP) Off-Campus
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management-Montcalm Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management-Muskegon Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management-Northwestern Michigan College (AP) Off-Campus
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management-Southwestern Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management-Wayne County Community College District (AP) Off-Campus
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management-West Shore Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Landscape Management-Montcalm Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Landscape Management-Muskegon Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Landscape Management-Northwestern Michigan College (AP) Off-Campus
Landscape Management-Wayne County Community College District (AP) Off-Campus
Urban Forest Management-Muskegon Community College (AP) Off-Campus
Viticulture-Northwestern Michigan College (AP) Off-Campus

 
(Awarded by Colleges/Departments; Does Not Require University-level approval; is Not Listed on the MSU Transcript)
Program Name Delivery
Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry Certificate Combined
Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics Certificate Combined
 

Admissions and Costs

It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of and understand University regulations as published. To review the official program description and to become familiar with academic policies and student rights and responsibilities, visit Michigan State University Academic Programs Catalog.

For the online Graduate Application, visit The Graduate School site. To apply for other programs, visit the program site (see links in chart above).

Admissions
For a complete list of academic programs offered at Michigan State University, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

For information on Graduate Education at Michigan State University, visit the Graduate Education section of Academic Programs. For the online Graduate Application, visit The Graduate School site. To apply for other programs, visit the program's website.

Costs
For current tuition, fees, and payment information, visit the Controller's Student Accounts page.

The University's tuition refund policy may be accessed through the Controller's Operational Policies page.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid site for information regarding financial aid, including loans.

Personal Enrichment and Non-Credit Offerings

Alumni Lifelong Education Evening College - Provides a wide variety of non-credit personal enrichment courses to alumni and friends of MSU in the Lansing area and the surrounding region.

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) - Provides background information regarding CEUs at MSU. Contact a specific college or department for current programs.

Statewide Resource Network - Links Michigan's professionals and practitioners to MSU resources such as continuing professional education programs, and expert assistance and information.

Professional Licensure and Certification

Professional Licensure and Certification Federal regulations require MSU to publicly disclose, for each educational program designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation (or advertised as meeting those requirements), information about whether program completion would meet those requirements in a state. These public disclosure requirements apply to all programs, regardless of their modality (i.e., on-ground, online, and hybrid programs). MSU discloses the required information related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification in the table at Professional Licensure and Certification-Public Disclosures.

All current and prospective students are encouraged to contact the applicable professional licensure/certification boards in their respective states for additional information regarding professional licensure/certification requirements, including, without limitation, information regarding any non-educational requirements (such as work experience, background clearance, or examination by outside entities, such as bar examinations).

The information in the table should not be construed as guaranteeing that any particular professional licensure/certification authority will approve a student’s application; nor should the information in the table be read to imply that other requirements for professional licensure/certification do not exist or that other requirements for professional licensure/certification have been determined to have been met by MSU’s program/course, or that any necessary approvals for clinical or other experiential learning placements are secured by virtue of a student’s enrollment at MSU.

State professional licensure/certification requirements are subject to change at any time.

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