MSU Summer Study

Whether you are a current Michigan State University student seeking to earn your degree faster, a guest student from another college or university, or an educator looking for courses to energize your teaching, we welcome your interest in MSU Summer Study!

MSU Summer Study offers many options, giving you the flexibility you need:
  • Dates: courses are offered during full, half, and concentrated, shorter sessions.
  • Times: courses are offered in the evening as well as during the day.
  • Locations: courses are offered on MSU's campus in East Lansing, off campus across Michigan, online, and abroad.

Admissions, Financial Aid & Enrollment

Information regarding admission to the University can be found on the Office of Admissions website. Lifelong Education is available to those not wishing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate MSU degree.

To see if you qualify for Summer financial aid at MSU, visit the MSU Office of Financial Aid beginning in January and no later than March 1. You must also have complete the FAFSA form to be considered for summer financial aid. Financial aid is available only to those who are admitted to undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs. Lifelong Education and guest students are not eligible for financial aid through MSU’s Office of Financial Aid.

To learn about enrollment, visit the Enrollment and Registration page.

Programs & Courses

Academic Programs and Course Descriptions are the primary sources for University regulations, policies, procedures, costs, and academic program requirements.

Michigan State University provides students with learning opportunities that extend beyond its East Lansing campus:
Summer courses on campus, off campus, online and study abroad are listed on the MSU Schedule of Courses.

Summer sessions are divided into two main seven-week sessions, each offering a variety of semester-long courses concentrated within the seven-week period. This format permits students to complete course requirements or explore new subjects while attending school for only half of the summer. The two-session format also provides students the opportunity to complete two semester's worth of courses in such fields as calculus, foreign language, chemistry, or accounting within a single summer.

In addition to the two summer half sessions, there are full semester courses offered and many special session courses taught on an even more concentrated basis over three or four-week periods, scheduled at various times during the summer. The dates for each course are listed in the Schedule of Courses.

Visit the Academic Calendar for specific first, second and full summer session dates.