Georgia State University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 148 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 32,058 (25,140 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,004 in-state; $24,502 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate AEM program is a great program but there are still several problems that Georgia State failed to their help graduate students with. Georgia state doesn't give health insurance to its graduate teachers they have to pay $600.00 a semester to get the bare minimum coverage. Masters student that perform research in the lab don't get paid, so you have to teach in order to make money. GSU only pays $450.00 a month, which isn't even enough for rent. Even with student loans and teaching I still had to get a part time job to survive. Also there is a department at Georgia State called core facilities their job is to train students on how to use particular instruments such as the flowcytometry, autoclave and NMR. My experience as a graduate student I had to learn how to use flowcytometry and the lady that was head of core facilities (Debbie walthal) sat me down in front of the Manuel and left me in the room for several hours. When I ask for her help she had no clue on what she was doing. She didn't even know what the instrument did when I questioned her about it. I only mention this because I know I am not the only student which this occured.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Great Program, diversity of classes,,everything is awesome
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros- Campus is in downtown Atlanta, Cons- Campus is in downtown Atlanta
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Faculty is extremely helpful and willing to go "the extra mile" to make sure that you're successful.
1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Georgia State University's Biology program just needs to be more organized to handle there fairly large program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is located in the heart of Atlanta Downtown. It offers a diverse pool of renowned faculty working in many areas of immediate public policy significance. The faculty are nice and easily accessible. However, due to its location, it does not offer the typical campus-life experiences some might want. At any rate, some might view this as an advantage.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The Georgia State University graduate school program is stellar. It definitely pushes me to my full potential while helping me enhance my skills. I would recommend this program to anyone.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

I have just registered for classes but so far Georgia State seems to be an amazing school. I have met with my Principal Advisor extensively and he is an incredibly knowledgable individual. The department is geared towards analytical processes and the quantification of raw data obtained in situ. My wife has also gone to GSU and has told me how amazing the entire experience is on that campus. This school is becoming a powerhouse of higher education and I can see why!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe the program I chose will allow me to work independently in many fields. Having flexibility to work online is a wonderful feeling as well. So far the work load is manageable depending on the class. The only cons of the course is the limited elective courses to choose from since it is a small department and not many professors.
0.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Rubbish. Administrators are incompetent, labs are underfunded and there are way too many 5th year students with no publications. Also campus is quite dangerous as you have to worry about violent crime, aggressive drug-addled homeless and other GSU students. GSU has tried to up their research game by hiring PIs from Emory and other more prestigious programs but these labs quickly hollow out as old members jump ship for one reason or another. I'm in the latter category and left my program as I was having difficulty finding a quality post-doc or industry position that would even consider interviewing a candidate from GSU. If you've never experienced a world-class research environment you might be impressed by all the shiny unused equipment but you'd be missing out on the collaboration and networking that are essential for long- (and short-) term success. Avoid at all costs.
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