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About MSU

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years.

A top global university, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better world while providing students with life-changing opportunities.


No. 28

Top public U.S. universities


Sustainability rating


Programs and concentrations in the top 25 nationally

No. 2

Nuclear physics graduate program

MSU Facts

Quick facts about MSU’s history, distinctions and campus community.

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Career Outcomes

Data about recent MSU graduates, including placement rates and salaries. MSU has a 93% placement rate for recent graduates.

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Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

MSU provides all Spartans with opportunities to reach their full academic and professional potential.

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Experience MSU

Campus Life

The MSU campus buzzes with ideas and energy, purpose and possibility created by Spartans. Join in.

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Experience MSU


MSU is one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the country, welcoming visitors from around the world.

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Board of Trustees

Information about board members, meetings, decisions, bylaws and policies.

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Office of the President

Presidential actions, initiatives and communications.

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Culture of Support

MSU is striving to create a trauma informed culture and to help our community respond to survivors of relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or stalking in an informed and caring way.

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Complete list of campus leadership.

Board of Trustees

Bios and information about meetings, bylaws and more.

Office of the President

Presidential actions, initiatives and communications.

Office of the Provost

Matters that affect academic programs, research and outreach involving faculty, students and staff.

Office of the EVP for Administrative Services

Access administrative resources — from HR to IT.

Executive Officers

Bios of MSU executive officers.


Bios of MSU college deans.

Associate Provosts

Bios of MSU associate provosts.

Organizational Chart

Map of central administration and academic leadership.

Academic Governance

Faculty Senate, University Council, committees and more.


Accreditation information and memberships.

Student Achievement Measure

Broad picture of student progress and completion.

Mission Statement

Statements on mission, free speech and inclusion.

MSU Facts

See what makes MSU a top global research university.

Diversity & Inclusion

Learn how MSU is building inclusive communities.

Sustainability at MSU

Collaborating to create a greener campus and world.

MI Spartan Impact

Discover how Spartans make an impact across Michigan.

University Research Corridor

MSU and others lead innovation in Michigan.

Spartan Success

See how Spartans are succeeding upon graduation.

University Archives & Historical Collections

Explore more than 160 years of MSU history.

Historic Document, Image, Film & Audio Archive

Online access to various media that document life at MSU.

MSU History

Key moments in MSU history.

MSU Social Media Directory

Connect with MSU social networks.

People Directory

Find contact info for faculty, staff and students.

Contact MSU

Have a question about MSU? We're here to help.

Visit Campus

Campus maps, lodging and more.


News and stories of Spartan achievements and activities.

University Advancement

Building lasting relationships with alumni and friends.

University Outreach & Engagement

Partnering and connecting with communities.

Government & External Relations

Advocating on behalf of MSU.

MSU Extension

Bringing MSU knowledge resources to Michigan residents.

MSU Business-Connect

Helping companies leverage MSU's wealth of resources.

Product Center

Create and launch food and ag products and businesses. 

Economic Development

Working with local partners to strengthen Michigan's economy.

Spartan Innovations

Turning MSU research technologies into successful businesses.

Statewide Resource Network

Programs and services for Michigan professionals.

Spartan Youth Programs

Programs and activities for Pre-K through 12th grade.

Sports Camps

Registration info for youth and summer sports camps.

Music Camps

Youth summer camps for a range of interests and abilities.

Community Music School

Music experiences, education and therapy services.

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Partnering to advance teaching, research and outreach.

Support MSU

Help MSU make a difference.

Spartan Advocate

Show support for MSU and higher education in Michigan. 

Available Technologies

Technologies that can be searched and licensed.

Doing Business with MSU

Information you need to work with MSU.

Help for Small & New Businesses

Support and resources for entrepreneurs.

License an MSU Invention

Process details and resources needed to license.

MSU Business-Connect

Helping companies leverage MSU's wealth of resources.

MSU Trademarks & Licensing

Protect the brand by using marks and symbols properly.

MSU Purchasing

Details on how to work with MSU Purchasing.

Negotiate a Research Contract with MSU

Access to researchers, research and resources.

Product Center

Create and launch food and ag products and businesses.

Recruit Students

Assistance with connecting with students on campus.

Rent Meeting Space

Host a conference, meeting or event on campus.


Where to get your Spartan gear.

Spartan Innovations

Turning MSU research technologies into businesses.

Support MSU

Choose a fund and donate to support Spartans.