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Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES)


Welcome to the Honors Program at MSU. Our students come from very diverse backgrounds and disciplines, yet we share a great love of learning and sense of fun.

This program offers a series of courses that together earn a "concentration" at MSU, as well as an Honors Program distinction on your transcript and diploma. Classes are small and full of lively discussion, and the atmosphere is one of mutual respect.

I encourage you to "go the extra mile" and take the Honors sequence of courses as part of your undergraduate program (see "Admission" for entrance requirements). Many of the courses overlap with Gen Ed or even your major requirements. You’ll find unexpected rewards along the way, like valuable one-on-one time with nationally-recognized professors and lasting friendships with people outside your major.

Check out comments from current Honors Program students in the brochure.

Please contact me with any questions.

Jessica Smestad
1-800-777-0750 ext. 3574