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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3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Georgia State's location in the center of Atlanta offers a unique experience for urban living, while its proximity to the CDC grants students unique internship opportunities. The department offers a wide range of classes and teaching positions, and the extensive selection of labs at the university offers a wide variety of studies for graduate students. The department is transitioning into a much larger unit of the university and therefore sometimes experiences growing pains.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2103

The program has a large experience that provides excellent training and opportunity. Faculty are accessible and encouraging. Networking is extremely helpful. GSU social justice and advocacy program make a significant impact on the community and the mental health profession.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Great Courses Could use more financial assistance
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros - great opportunities for research, network, Cons - safety and not enough class selection
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

A great school with excellent faculty but the cost is high along with high cost of living.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Strong encouragement of student involvement, students from a myriad of countries and cultures, based in Atlanta so plenty of opportunities for internships and fellowships with the CDC, well-versed professors Cons: Limited financial aid, unsafe at night
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

I am a PhD student at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Department of Public Management and Policy. I believe this program is Georgia State University's biggest and best asset. While the program is quite rigorous and at times unbearable, I believe this is to be expected in any reputable doctoral program. In addition, the PMAP faculty is one of the most supportive and available group of professors I have ever worked with; the funding is reasonable and flexible; the school is directly on the MARTA train line; and because many of the faculty are nationally or internationally renown in their specific fields, it is a privilege to work with them and their prestigious network of colleagues. Thanks GSU!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The quality of education is superior but campus dining, safety and transportation (excluding marta) are not the best. Lack of a campus like neighboring Georgia tech and Emory is a major drawback. The chemistry, biology and neuroscience programs are very competitive with excellent research opportunities. If you look past the lack of a campus, it's a very good school for academic development.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2012

The Applied Linguistic program at GSU is one of the best. This rating is not representative of the program and reflects issues that are beyond what individual programs can offer.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

On one hand, the city is really unsafe and it makes the campus unsafe. This makes it really hard to feel comfortable socializing, even though the school everything they can. Same with the public transportation system: it is not bad in itself, but because the city is unsafe, it's not the safest system to use at night.
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