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Case Hall

Home to James Madison College, a residential college that provides a liberal education in public affairs

Built in 1961 and located in South Neighborhood, Case Hall is home to James Madison College (JMC), one of MSU’s three degree-granting residential colleges. The hall was named after Albert and Sarah Case, a football captain and instructor respectively, during their time on campus.  

James Madison College is a community of like-minded students pursuing degrees that seek to solve political, legal, social and economic issues affecting our world. With a multidisciplinary perspective and focus on applied social science, the JMC curriculum prepares students to face real world challenges with maturity, creativity and responsibility.

James Madison College offers four distinct majors: comparative cultures and politics, international relations, political theory and constitutional democracy, and social relations and policy. Each of these disciplines examine current and past public affairs, policy and issues while also helping students build communication and problem-solving skills. Students are required to complete field experience prior to graduation, ensuring that they will have hands-on experience working in their chosen field. With a post-grad placement rate of about 97%, JMC students can be found in public, private or governmental careers, or in graduate programs across the globe.

Case Hall is also home to a Sparty’s Café and South Pointe dining hall, which has home-grown options from farms across the State of Michigan.

Interested students should list James Madison as their major of interest when filling out their application.  

Community in your classes

On average, first-year James Madison courses have a class size of 25 students. This makes it much easier to get to know your peers and professors.

Exterior of Case Hall at Michigan State University with large trees growing nearby.


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