Michigan State University (College of Human Medicine)

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15 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


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The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at Michigan State University is $80. Its tuition is Full-time: $30,081 (in-state) and Full-time: $61,548 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at Michigan State University is 0.7:1. The College of Human Medicine has 626 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine grants doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees. (MSU also has a College of Osteopathic Medicine, which grants a doctor of osteopathic medicine, or D.O., degree.) During their first year of study, students at the College of Human Medicine take courses in the basics of behavioral sciences, clinical sciences and biological sciences. The second preclinical year builds upon those courses and includes a mix of independent study and group learning before students transition to required and elective clinical experiences for their final two years. These physician-supervised experiences include required training in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and psychiatry. 

Demonstrating the school’s emphasis on community-based medicine, students at the College of Human Medicine complete their clinical study at one of the college’s six program sites located in communities across Michigan, including Flint, Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula Region.

The College of Human Medicine’s academic and clinical functions are bolstered by research centers that focus on medical dilemmas such as Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer. The vast majority of students are Michigan residents.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 611
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 854
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $30,081 (in-state)
Full-time: $61,548 (out-of-state)

Required fees $56


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice physical medicine and rehabilitation
internal medicine surgery - general
obstetrics and gynecology internal medicine/pediatrics
orthopaedic surgery

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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