Academic Programs Catalog

The Academic Program

Programs and Areas of Study


Michigan State University grants the following degrees upon satisfactory completion of appropriate programs of study in the departments, schools, and colleges.

Bachelor of Arts  B.A.
Bachelor of Fine Arts  B.F.A.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture B.L.A.
Bachelor of Music  B.Mus.
Bachelor of Science  B.S.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing B.S.N.
Juris Doctor J.D.
Master of Arts  M.A.
Master of Arts for Teachers  M.A.T.
Master of Business Administration M.B.A.
Master of Fine Arts  M.F.A.
Master of International Planning Studies M.I.P.S.
Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations M.H.R.L.
Master of Jurisprudence M.J.
Master of Laws LL.M.
Master of Legal Studies M.L.S.
Master of Music  M.Mus.
Master of Public Policy M.P.P.
Master of Science in Nursing  M.S.N.
Master of Science M.S.
Master of Social Work  M.S.W.
Master in Urban and Regional Planning M.U.R.P.
Educational Specialist Ed.S.
Doctor of Education Ed.D.
Doctor of Medicine M.D.
Doctor of Musical Arts D.M.A.
Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.P.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine D.O.
Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine D.V.M.

Undergraduate programs and degree requirements are described in a section entitled Undergraduate Education. Graduate programs and degree requirements as well as dual degree programs and joint degree programs are described in a section devoted to Graduate Education. For detailed information about the programs of study and requirements in the colleges and their schools and departments, the section in Academic Programs describing each college should be consulted.