What will I learn?

Students in the College of Arts and Letters explore human expression, human experience, and human values through a wide variety of disciplinary subjects, as well as through interdisciplinary study. The College of Arts and Letters hosts many majors and minors in literatures, languages, global religions, design, philosophy, arts, and cultures. The college faculty and student body represent diverse backgrounds and cultures and work together to challenge past assumptions and set future directions in the arts and humanities. Relatively small classes and an open, responsive, and an innovative learning environment continue to attract faculty, staff, and students from rich and varied cultural traditions into our educational community.

Through its academic units, the College of Arts and Letters provides opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will not only lead to a degree but will also serve graduates for a lifetime. Students learn to think creatively, critically, and independently while engaging in active inquiry. They learn to ask questions and to pursue new ways of integrating multiple kinds of knowledge as they determine the value of the arts and humanities in a rapidly changing world. In the process, they gain self-knowledge and strengthen their understanding of their role and responsibilities as citizens of a global community.

Students in the College of Arts and Letters become the kind of creative problem-solvers, researchers, and writers that professional schools and employers actively seek because these graduates have the capacity to continue to learn and contribute critically and creatively long after graduation.

The professional and public writing major leads to a Bachelor of Arts that prepares students for careers as professional editors and publishers, technical writers, information developers, and web authors as well as for graduate study.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,330.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 September 2020, 11 January 2021

Venue

College of Arts and Letters

479 W. Circle Drive, Room 317,

EAST LANSING,

Michigan,

48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you attended a school that follows a U.S. curriculum, please use these guidelines. If you are currently in upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and, if possible, latest available for 12. If you completed upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, indicating that a high school diploma has been awarded. MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17, Paper-based test: score of 550 with no sub score below 52, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

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About this uni

International students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, as well as a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

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