Michigan State University is one of the top universities in the United States and a top 100 Global University, according to U.S. News & World Report, as well as an R1 Research Institution. Our most distinctive feature, however, is the commitment we make to the success of our students. When you attend MSU online, you become a critical part of the Spartan community; you’ll have opportunities to find mentors among faculty and forge meaningful connections with your peers.
We are proud of the student and alumni community that we have built. In 2017, we welcomed 50,000 students from all 50 states and Washington D.C. as well as from 133 other countries. Our philosophy is to empower our students, so that they have the skills they need to continuously improve themselves, advance their communities and elevate their careers.
Benefits of Attending MSU
Top 100 Global University
Michigan State University ranks in the top 100 global universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is based on 13 factors, including research activity , international collaboration and global reputation. As a student, you’ll benefit from the academic excellence, industry knowledge and multidisciplinary teaching of some of the foremost thought leaders and researchers in their respective fields.
Learn more about our rankings and awards.
Mentorship from Faculty
At MSU, you’ll receive personal attention and support from expert faculty. Our faculty includes experts in numerous fields, distinguished scholars and members who are active in multiple professional engineering organizations.
Learn more about our graduate engineering faculty.
Highly Ranked for Graduate Employability
The Times Higher Education has ranked MSU as No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 22 in the nation for graduate employability. Our students have opportunities to pursue meaningful work in addition to advancing their careers.
Learn more about engineering careers.
About the MSU College of Engineering
The MSU College of Engineering brings together widely published academic researchers and leading industry practitioners, spanning numerous disciplines that include robotics, artificial intelligence, electromagnetics, signal processing, fluid science and mechanics, manufacturing and more.
Our online graduate engineering programs bring this collective expertise, as well as the same academic rigor as our on-campus program, to the virtual classroom.
Online students benefit from a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary faculty who integrate their experience with state-of-the-art research and technology into their teaching.
Online Learning at MSU
Michigan State University is committed to delivering a quality, accessible online learning experience. Course material and recorded video lectures are typically delivered via the MSU Desire2Learn course website. The lecture format and style will vary somewhat by the course; if you have any questions about the delivery of course material, please reach out to your instructor.
Live sessions may also be scheduled at the instructor’s discretion, and these are offered through the Zoom platform.
While there is no college-wide rule for time spent per each course, successful students spend, on average, three hours of study for every one hour of lecture.
Some online courses available through the MSU College of Engineering may require students to use an exam proctoring service. Those who are able to come to campus may use the MSU Testing Office, which charges $20 per exam for MSU students. The National College Testing Association offers a searchable map of national proctoring services, which range in price from $20 to $50 per exam.
To learn more about Michigan State University’s online master’s programs in engineering and download a free brochure, fill out the fields below to request information. You can also call us toll-free at (888) 351-8360.