Michigan State University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 265 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 50,538 (39,143 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,122 in-state; $31,674 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a good program for people who like doing research. It would be better if students could receive more career support.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

Michigan State Universities department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is highly centered mainly on research compared to that of clinical application. The majority of the faculty at MSU are easily accessible and supportive in your academic career. Unfortunately, at MSU, after successfully completing all your difficult coursework, the department forces you to take a departmental exam and presentations in order to graduate. This to me is an insult in that we should be properly acquitted to graduate without the added pressures of passing departmental examinations. Other universities in Michigan seem to have professors who have actual experience in the field and not just research experience. MSU has been a great experience but without my outstanding education from my undergraduate program, I would not be performing or as proficient in my career.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2015

Well worth it. A great learning experience with amazing professors. Great networking, too! If considering this program, I highly recommend it. My bachelor's was in retail, but PR has provided me with a broader selection of career opportunities. Go Green!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2019

PROS: the MA and PhD programs offer a unique experience to students because of the phenomenal alumni support. Not only is there alumni support, but the professors within the department are very diverse,which allows students to seek support in a specialized are and succeed. The clinical and professional faculty are always available via email or telephone outside of office hours, which allows for for immediate communication. For MA students specifically, there is not a clinic on site; therefore, all clinical clock hours toward becoming an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist are obtained completely off-site. At first, I was worried about this; however, after completing the MA program, I realized that this gives MSU grads an edge, as they've completed 4 internships in "real life" settings, which is quite different than other universities. As far as the PhD program goes, I'm currently a first-year student and have thoroughly enjoyed the program thus far. The department completely funds PhD students, while also providing full healthcare, discounted dental care, and $1500-$2000 for conference expenses. CONS: For the MA program, there wasn't an AAC course offered, which made me feel slightly behind during my clinical fellowship; however, the Medical Aspects course allowed us to meet with an AAC representative to learn more about device use in adults (specifically with ALS).
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2015

MSU is a premier communications education and research institution.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2014

This is an awesome program especially for those who are interested in theoretical and empirical research!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

If you're a quantitative Communication scholar, Michigan State University is simply the best school there is for grad work. MSU has effectively been a seed institution for Communication programs all over the country, particularly those with a research focus. A particularly interesting aspect to the program is the focus on research teams, where you group together with other Ph.D. students under a faculty member to work jointly on research projects. In the end, if you're interested in the science of communication and the methods of its research, this is arguably the best program in the world.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2015

Since I'm an off-campus commuter I'd assume my ratings will be much different than others, but overall: great program, great professors, and great university.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty are great to work with and provide support throughout the graduate program. Surrounding area is affordable, safe, and has lots to do!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2015

When I tell people about my program, I say, "I absolutely love it." The public relations master's program at MSU has given me the chance to find myself. I have made lasting connections with classmates and faculty, in addition to excelling in all of my courses. I have been able to collaborate with people different than myself, as the program welcomes diversity.
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