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In the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, your passion, abilities, and desires take center stage. You are empowered to shape your education to take you on the intellectual and creative journey of a lifetime. Our world-class faculty and cutting-edge technology allow you to expand accomplishments and enrich experiences, as you take the first step to realizing your dreams.

Start Your Journey Today with The College of Arts &Letters


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Offering internships such as: National Geographic, Target, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, San Francisco Museum of Art, The White House, and American Theatre Company. Undergraduate placement rate of 99%. Leading college for international internships in more than 14 countries. A leading college in study away including New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Study abroad in 80 programs, 40 countries, and 6 continents.

Your Kind of Place

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Michigan State University

Top 100 University in the World The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research institutions in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation—and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students, scholars, artists, scientists and leaders.


Founded as the nation’s pioneer land grant university


Total students from more than 130 countries


Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs


U.S. News & World Report ranking


Completion of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum


Registered student groups on campus

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East Lansing, Michigan

A Great Place to Learn and Live A fun college town near the state capital, East Lansing offers engaging cultural activities for all. The tree-lined streets and patio cafes add to the energy of the city. It also boasts some of the largest, most lively regional art, film, folk, and jazz festivals around.


Galleries & museums in East Lansing


Miles of bike trails and lanes


Art, music, food, and film festivals yearly


Popular places to shop right off campus


To grab food and drinks, including 9 on campus


MSU varsity sporting events to attend

Citizen Scholars

The Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars program is designed to prepare the next generation of diverse, high-achieving, and engaged citizen leaders. Students aspiring to be Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars will be encouraged to succeed academically while gaining experience in high-impact learning environments.

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Turn the world into your classroom

Study Abroad

We offer ample opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty, alumni, and other students in the largest university study abroad program in the world. These study abroad programs give students the ability to compete in a global economy following graduation.


Gain an understanding and perspective on complex global issues


Advance your foreign language skills and proficiency


Expand your research methods through cultural analysis


Build lasting relationships that will enrich your life forever

Study Away

We offer 9 Study Away programs to cities that include New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. These programs allow you to get out of the classroom and into the real world.

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At the College of Arts and Letters, you have ample opportunities for exploration and growth in the largest university Study Abroad program in the world.

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Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career, and gain an understanding in working on a project internationally.


Taking your education from backpack to briefcase


Become more attractive to employers with ‘real world’ experience


Enhance your academic experience and performance through professional engagement


Learn the value of networking with industry leaders


‘Get your foot in the door’ for future opportunities

Shannon Gillespie discusses internships, image links to video. College of Arts & Letters student story.

Shannon Gillespie, a Apparel & Textile Design major, tells her story about the connections she made through her internships and how it prepared her for success.

Richa Choubey discusses internships, image links to video. College of Arts & Letters student story.

Richa Choubey, a Professional Writing major, discusses her internship experience in New York City and on-campus, and how it helped build her resume.

Student Stories: Ryan Duda, image links to video. College of Arts & Letters student story.

Ryan Duda, a Theatre major and Honors College student, ignited his passion for teaching while working for 4th Wall Theatre company, a group that teaches performing arts to intellectually disabled students.

Student Stories: Terence Gipson, image links to video. College of Arts & Letters student story.

Terence Gipson, a Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities major, shares his story as an Alumni Board representative and playing an important role with the MSU Alumni Association.

Student Stories: Mina Hirzel, image links to video. College of Arts & Letters student story.

Mina Hirzel, Linguistics and neuroscience major and Baggett Fellowship recipient, is expanding her world of research and using those skills to understand childhood language learning.

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