Michigan State University

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620 Farm Lane, Rm 501
East Lansing, MI 48824

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#15 Best Education Schools


Education School Overview

The application fee for the Education program at the Michigan State University is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $654 per credit (in-state); full-time: $1,253 per credit (out-of-state); part-time: $654 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,253 per credit (out-of-state). The College of Education at Michigan State University has 106 full-time faculty on staff with a 5.5:1 ratio of full-time equivalent doctoral students to full-time faculty.

Michigan State University is a land-grant institution, and, accordingly, programs at the College of Education include a heavy dose of community outreach. Graduate students can apply for funded opportunities such as the Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship, which grants $30,000 stipends to teaching candidates pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics positions in urban middle and high schools throughout Michigan.

The school has four academic departments: Teacher Education; Counseling, Education Psychology, and Special Education; Educational Administration; and Kinesiology. The school’s programs are near the top of many of the U.S. News specialty rankings—particularly in elementary and secondary education and rehabilitation counseling. The school also offers Ph.D. degrees in areas including the Economics of Education, as well as an educational specialist degree, or an Ed.S., for future school psychologists.

Michigan State faculty members are involved in high-profile research projects such as the Teachers for a New Era initiative, which seeks improvements to teacher preparation education, among other areas. Some projects offer opportunities for graduate students to get involved in research, and the school runs about 10 research centers and institutes including the Education Policy Center and the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. Graduate students can apply for on-campus housing in the Owen Graduate Center and University Apartments, two areas on the school’s campus in East Lansing, Mich. 

For distance students, there are online education degrees in more than five areas including an M.A. in Education and an M.A. in Special Education-Learning Disabilities.


Application deadline N/A
Application fee $50
Director of admissions James Cotter


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 106
Student-faculty ratio 5.5:1

Student Body

Total enrollment (full-time) 1,458
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $654 per credit (in-state)
full-time: $1,253 per credit (out-of-state)
part-time: $654 per credit (in-state)
part-time: $1,253 per credit (out-of-state)

Required fees $28 per year

Teacher Preparation

Students who took an assessment to become a certified or licensed teacher during 2012-2013 549

* Education School Overview details based on 2013 data

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