Georgia State University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 150 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

2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Georgia State is a canvas and as a student one must create the educational environment they choose. On orientation day a professor imparted to the incoming class that we should not just sit by and passively earn a degree but get involved with professors research and the programs taking place on campus. He was right. I have encountered - and have been on - both sides of the spectrum and can say that when you apply yourself and plan involvement, GSU can offer the best experiences and opportunities for graduate students.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The nursing program has an excellent reputation. The technical assistance, however, left a lot to be desired.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The UACM program at Georgia State University is an amazing program for people whose undergraduate major is not in education. This does not mean that a education undergraduate major student will not be admitted. Most students of this program are people who went out into the work force and decided that their career was not for them and decided that their true passion lay in teaching children. The program focuses on teaching children who come with a low economic status as well as high diversity. The program's beliefs are what made me want to join the program as they embody was a culturally relevant teacher should be. The program is only two years, but it is a busy two years because you are trying to get your masters and certification in two years. Admittedly social life was stunted quite a bit, but I feel like it will be worth it once I am done with school and graduate with my master's.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program in the biological sciences is very strong and academically challenge. I do enjoy the courses offered and the quality of the professors. I currently find advising to be a little difficult. I wish that there was an easier way for graduate students to access information and locations reserved for graduate students; so that we may mingle together, or just study
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, is a great school. I am receiving a quality education and working with amazing professors who are extremely accessible and helpful.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I have a nursing background and have always wanted to pursue my master's degree. Georgia State University has a great public health program. Its centrality in Atlanta gives it unique access to students at the university. Emory, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society are close to the school. The teachers really want you to do well and are very supportive. However, the only form of financial aid graduate students receive are loans. I applied for a graduate student assistant position but I did not receive it. I already have loans from my undergraduate program and would appreciate any assistance.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The Master of Public Administration program at Georgia State University is a high quality program given that the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is highly ranked and the great majority of MPA graduates are employed relatively quickly. My experience thus far has been positive. It is a night program designed for working professionals, which does have disadvantages. Although I have not personally experienced any threats to my safety, going to campus in downtown Atlanta at night can lead to run-ins with some interesting characters. Also, it is difficult to feel like part of a cohort when the majority of students, like myself, show up to campus after a long day of work at 7:30 PM and leave at 10:00 PM wanting nothing more than to go home and pass out. However, the benefits far outweigh the cons. The workload is manageable; I work 30 hours a week and am a full-time student. I have found professors to not only be knowledgeable but some of the top researchers in their fields that are also readily available to meet with students. Finally, Career Services is incredibly helpful by means of workshops, individual meetings, and listservs/databases informing students of often unlisted job opportunities. Overall, I give it two thumbs up!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

Georgia State University has an excellent Graduate Biology program. The information and classes provided are exceptional. Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia which can pose a challenge at times. Traffic is horrible. I was a commuter, so I spent much of my time traveling to and from campus. Furthermore, housing is expensive in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Georgia State University is a leading research school with affordable classes in comparison to other graduate programs. Furthermore, you can receive teaching assistants to help with the cost of tuition.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros In a big city with nice weather. Great faculty and student body. Cons Not a campus feel, which could be a pro.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The biomechanics program has great professors that are very supportive. The classes are very informative and cover a variety of topics.
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