Georgia State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.07 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

The Urban Accelerated Certification and Masters Program at GSU was an amazing program. It prepared me to switch careers and be fully prepared and certified to teach in 2 years. I would definitely recommend GSU Graduate Programs to anyone in the Atlanta area looking to further their education.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

GSU offered a great class schedule for working students. The professors were very approachable and the classes were interesting.
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2006

GA State gave me a great education in preparing me for the counseling field. I learned all the necessities, enjoyed a wonderful internship, and entered my career as prepared as possible. Please be aware that GA State tends to have very liberal leanings, as do most counseling programs. If you have conservative perspectives on politics, people, or experience, you will be challenged and somewhat ridiculed. If you can withstand it and learn how to respond thoughtfully and with self-awareness, it will make you a better counselor in the long run.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2011

My college is a great place to go, particularly if you want to live and work within the city. It has a wide variety of programs and provides practical application to help students find careers that suit their interests and skills.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2008

Very good college and faculty with experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Spanish
Graduation Year: 2018

When I first decided that I wanted to pursue my MA in Spanish language and literature I was excited, but scared. Hundreds of questions began flooding my brain, and alongside of them doubts followed. I reached out to the head of the department via email and after meticulously answering all of my inquiries they sent me their phone number and urged me to call them. We shared various phone calls going over all the ridiculous things my brain could possibly cook up, and I was taken aback not just by their patience and their kindness, but at their ability to make me feel like a colleague. After what seemed like an eternity of paperwork, I was accepted into the program and offered an assistantship. Everything was exciting and scary once more. Although I was intimidated at first, in just a short while I started to feel at home on the university campus. As a graduate student, I find my perspective on student and campus life is different than when I was pursuing my undergraduate degree. The library is my favorite place on campus: five floors of computers, chairs, lounge areas, books and private study rooms (which you can reserve online for free). Do not try emailing or calling the Financial aid office. It is a nightmare. Instead, take the time to visit the office and wait to be seen and they do everything in their power to find you a solution. The food is also not my favorite, but since the GSU campus is right in the middle of downtown Atlanta anything you'd like is only a short walk in any direction. The students are incredibly diverse; all shapes, sizes, colors and creeds. It is ranked number one in the nation among not-for-profit institutions in awarding bachelors degrees to African-American students. The MA in Spanish program is relatively small. I met everyone within the first month. The classes offered in this program are limited, but what they lack in quantity is made up for in quality. It is truly the people in this department that make this program special. No matter how busy they might be, they always make time. My favorite professors did things like invite me to their office just to introduce themselves to a new student, make dishes from their homeland to share with the class, invite us over to their house as an end of semester discussion, and shared their most sincere opinions on my research and teaching methods. The second month into the program I had already been advised on what my schedule should look like for the next two years in order satisfy the graduation requirements as well as achieve my personal academic goals. This program is not for the faint of heart, nor is it perfect, but if you want to study world languages and cultures and be the best at communicative second language teaching, I urge you to take a moment and reach out like I did. You will pleasantly surprised.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2011

The Master of Science in Marketing was a ground breaking program. It allowed for a condensed schedule only taking 11 months, with a broad spectrum of Marketing/Business classes. The program was definitely designed for working adults and new college grads because it blended groups with diverse backgrounds into working teams for the school year, making it a more interactive class, having to take into account other team-member's backgrounds and situations.
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros are that Georgia State University provides a large community and support from organizations and network to those who go out of their way to commit into finding a community they belong in. There is a platform for students to be updated on upcoming events and be involved with the community. In the Academic field, professors provide office hours which are helpful to the students who need additional assistance to understand or go over the materials. They also provide a good network platform in which professors and students to get to know one another and students may shadow the professors in their current work of field. One of the cons for Georgia State University is that those who are commuting to Georgia State University may be limited to become active in on-campus communities. The shuttle provides transportation to Turner Field and around the campus. However, Marta, the metro-station is reliable for those who live close by. Those who lives further than Marta's route have to take an additional bus ride to their home stations which can takes up additional hours. Therefore, time is constrained. It takes me approximately three hours from Marta and the additional bus fair to get back home. As a commuter, driving home may another option. However, in some cases, siblings may tend to go to the same college. In my case, we share one car, some of my siblings may be committed in doing other daily activities and commitments; therefore, working around their schedule along with my own schedule may be conflicted.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

Great city, excellent, diverse and challenging program
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program offered a challenging environment in which I could learn a limitless amount of information from individuals who are leaders in their particular realm of science. It is a diverse environment filled with intellectual minds from all walks of life. The only drawback is the campus isn't localized to one area, its spread through an urban city which limits the college experience to that of city life.
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