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Science, technology, engineering and math

As one of the top 100 research universities in the world, MSU is a top destination for students interested in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Education in STEM at MSU is inquiry-based — meaning students are encouraged to pursue their own interests and make discoveries through hands-on research. A few things that set MSU apart are undergraduate research opportunities, access to top-ranked faculty and world-class facilities.

MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is taking shape as the world’s most powerful rare isotope accelerator. And the new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility will house undergraduate teaching laboratories, project laboratories and breakout spaces in a central campus location. Other notable locations include MSU’s planetarium, plant science greenhouses, a newly renovated engineering computer lab, the engineering machine shop, and buildings dedicated to food science, biomedical and physical sciences, chemistry and more.

Overview of science, technology, engineering and math

Top 100

patent-granting universities worldwide (National Academy of Inventors)

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Alumni view - Eva

Top 50

research university (Washington Monthly, 2020)


Studying STEM at Michigan State University

There are countless ways to pursue the study of science, technology, engineering and math at Michigan State. STEM encompasses a very large range of disciplines and MSU's colleges and majors reflect its entire scope. Regardless of where your STEM interests lie, there is probably a program at MSU perfectly suited for you. 

Take a look at the academic opportunities below to see how you can customize your study of science, technology, engineering and math at MSU to suit your goals and passions.

Take the STEM tour

Take a virtual STEM tour of MSU's campus. This tour showcases areas of campus relevant to students studying majors in science, technology, engineering and math.

Take the tour