Absolutely! In fact, more than 3.2 million professionals are already pursuing graduate degrees through Internet-based learning programs. MSU’s technology partner in online education, University Alliance, is the largest facilitator of e-learning in the nation, connecting more than 450,000 students with top universities like Michigan State. Through University Alliance’s streaming video-based lectures and vibrant interactive community, you can rest assured you’re getting an in-classroom feel as you conveniently earn the same degree as on-campus students.
No. There is no difference between a degree earned online or on campus, and your diploma will not contain any reference to the online medium of study. Your degree is awarded based on your successful completion of academic requirements and is not dependent on physical location.
Yes. Michigan State University online master's degree students may be able to receive assistance through student loans, military discounts, veterans’ benefits and employer tuition assistance. See more information on financial aid.
Yes. Since all courses are available via the Internet, you’ll never have to step foot on campus unless you want to walk with your graduating class.
You may interact with program faculty and classmates through virtual office hours, faculty-monitored chat rooms, discussion boards and email. These technologies ensure an engaging and rewarding educational experience. This format is an excellent way to meet, collaborate and network with professionals from across the nation and around the world. In fact, many students will find that they are actually learning, participating and enjoying themselves more in this online program than they ever did in a traditional classroom. With dynamic features such as online chat rooms, streaming video, message boards and email, you’ll enjoy rich, real-time interactions.
Yes – course lengths are five weeks, offering ultimate flexibility for professionals like you.
With no required class times, you can study in the morning, at night or whenever is good for you. But activities, assignments and exams will still have due dates.
All assignments are submitted directly to your professor through the online classroom. Exams are taken online, also through the online classroom.
Michigan State University graduate students can expect to spend about 10 to 13 hours per week on reading and assignments for every 2-credit-hour course. When projects, papers or exams are due, that time may increase.
Your instructor will offer scheduled virtual office hours during which you can get additional help on material. You’ll also be able to communicate with classmates and use the online Michigan State University libraries.
It depends. If you have transfer credits, you may have fewer courses that you are required to take to graduate. Michigan State University can evaluate your transcripts and give you an idea of your expected completion date. If you complete all 15 courses sequentially, you can complete the degree in as little as 20 months. Students may graduate after the fall and spring semesters each year.
Absolutely! Because online students receive the same degree as on-campus students, you are welcome – and encouraged – to walk at graduation once you have completed all courses. Additional questions about graduation dates and ceremony details can be addressed with your enrollment advisor.
As a Michigan State University student, you will be assigned an enrollment advisor who will be available by toll-free phone or email. Any program or course questions or progress reports can be discussed directly with your academic advisor.
Courses taken from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be considered by Michigan State University to determine if they are transferable.
Michigan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Broad College of Business has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953. AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.
Absolutely! Michigan State University appreciates your service to the United States. More information on military tuition assistance can be found in our admissions section.
Yes. Because of Michigan State University’s reputation and accreditation, many employers recognize the value of the university’s graduate programs and provide tuition reimbursement. Questions regarding your employer’s tuition assistance policy should be directed to your personnel or human resources director. Or, call your University Alliance enrollment advisor at 855-300-1310.
Application deadlines occur in December, April and August for the spring, summer and fall semesters. Once admitted, you can enroll at any time. Three five-week classes are offered each semester. Call now before the enrollment deadline passes for the upcoming term.
Upon admission, you will receive a formal letter in the mail from Michigan State, as well as detailed instructions on how to set up your Michigan State University email account. Please note, however, that individual situations vary. Your University Alliance enrollment advisor can confirm where you are in the process.
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If you have a disability that requires a special accommodation in order to participate in an online course, you must identify yourself as a person with a disability and request an accommodation from Michigan State University. Please contact an admissions advisor to initiate the identification process. Your enrollment advisor will provide further details about the process for receiving special accommodations from Michigan State University.