Georgia State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(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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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

The religious studies program at Georgia State University has strong individual faculty, but seems to lack direction as a unified program. I was lucky to develop strong relationships with a couple faculty members who took a concerned interest in the development of my academic strengths and in preparing me for my next steps in academia. However, GSU is a state school with a mediocre reputation, so it's difficult to stand out among other students with more recognizable alma maters when it comes time to apply to other graduate programs. That's when having strong recommendations becomes important. Atlanta is a very cool city with neighborhoods for every kind of person. Public transportation is poor in the city, but there are two stops on MARTA that are right on the GSU campus. The campus is downtown, so there is some crime-- muggings, mostly.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors really care if you learn and will do what they can to help.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of attending graduate school for nursing at Georgia State University are that there is a web-based teaching and classroom experience. Classes are held once a month inside a classroom and all other classes are done virtually through the internet, which makes the program extremely adult friendly and flexible. Professors are extremely nice, understanding and helpful. The downside of Georgia State is campus safety the campus is an open campus located in downtown Atlanta. Although the university offers a shuttle they do not run all night and public transportation is at a minimum in Georgia.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

My negative assessments really have nothing to do with the program, merely the tuition costs (set by the university board of regents), the state of public transportation in the City of Atlanta (something beyond the control of the program), and my choice not to apply for other forms of financial aid (i.e. student loans). Campus diversity is, again, a university issue and not a program issue. Hence, the cons have really nothing to do with the sociology program, but mainly the structure of higher education in general (nationwide) and the poor infrastructure within the City of Atlanta.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The continued support from faculty and career resources
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011

Pros -diverse science classes -flexible classes and class times -advisor super helpful Cons -no separate grad facilities
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- faculty always willing to speak with you outside class; career services office has many opportunities for employment, internships, etc. Cons- very limited scholarships available
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The con is that there is little funding available for all graduate students because political science is not a popular field.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

As a student returning to the classroom after a three years hiatus, I find that environment is so diverse that I am not alone in being a non-traditional student amongst those who would be defined as the "traditional" graduate/college student.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the educators and the cons are not enough scholarships for the arts
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