Georgia State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.07 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 147 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 32,237 (25,228 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 25% part-time, 75% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,148 in-state; $24,646 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2014

I wish that the university would make the program more rigorous through research and applied coursework such as a capstone project or internship. However, I appreciate that the faculty is very accessible and hands-on with connecting students to resources.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Georgia State University provides a great teaching program with a full year of placement in middle and high school so that students are able to determine what level they would like to teach at. Georgia State also offers online classes for the teaching program and late night classes for working students.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are numerous. I have many opportunities to interact with my professors (who are excellent) and they administer a lot of work to help us on our way to becoming speech-language pathologists. Georgia State has many research opportunities, and I am on a project that assesses children's language and literacy levels. The cons of Georgia State is that it is in an urban area, meaning that there is a lot of traffic and sometimes unpleasantness when leaving late at night. The program is more hands off, leaving the students to determine what to do instead of having the professors hold our hands and explain to us what to do.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program is very rigorous at times; however, I was pleased with the support that I received from the faculty, older cohorts, and my classmates. The faculty is fully invested in our success and easily accessible. The school is located in downtown Atlanta and has many opportunities for social life and professional networking. I believe that Georgia State University is the right choice for me and encourage other students interested in a career in school counseling to look into continuing their studies at Georgia State.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

The benefits to studying speech-language pathology in a downtown, urban area is its close proximity and accessibility to clinical locations and hospitals necessary to the program. I have had many opportunities to study at different hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to further my knowledge and expand my interests. My program is preparing me well with its demanding workload that has reinforced my work ethic that will be useful as a practicing speech-language pathologist. Georgia State University is a unique university that offers most of its students graduate research positions, making it very affordable. The cons of my graduate program are its location in the city which sometimes at night can make a student feel unsafe. Its location can also be inconvenient to get to due to Atlanta traffic.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The best thing about Georgia State's College of Law is the affordability. It also had a Top 5 health law program, which is what I'm studying. However, campus safety is a problem. The campus is in the middle of downtown Atlanta, so crime is a problem. Also, parking is very limited. Still, it's located within walking distance of the State Capitol and other businesses.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The program prepares students for their career with great support from the staff. Cons: While they're are a nice amount of assistantships, but not much financial aid is offered beyond those opportunities.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: I definitely like the career support opportunities. Because of the AYSPS career counselor, I've been able to obtain a job and a internship since started my graduate program last year. Cons: Well I assume this is the same for all graduate programs, but I find it a little difficult to have a social life here.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2012

I wanted to graduate and feel like an expert in reading education, but that just didn't happen. I believe there needed to be more hands-on experience. The tutoring sessions set up by the school were not well-coached, so I didn't actually learn much from working with the children. Also, I expected to gain more knowledge from the professors' expertise. I expected them to lecture and share knowledge, but many times they just led book studies.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

As a Pro the staff and faculty that I have encountered are very supportive of the students. The campus is in a metropolitan area, so there is much diversity. As a Con, the core classes are not always available.
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