Michigan State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.07 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 262 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 50,340 (39,090 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,436 in-state; $34,260 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.17 out of 5.0
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
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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Michigan State has allowed me to pursue my interests as an academic and has fully supported my research. The program has provided many opportunities for me and I am always supported by faculty. I am very thankful to be a Spartan.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I could not respond with N/A, so since I am an online student the items where I would need to actually be on campus do not apply (ie. affordability of living, campus safety, social life, etc.) The online program has been fantastic.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

My entire life I have dreamt of being a doctor, originally pursuing my undergrad degree in Kinesiology with a Pre-Professional focus. I finished my degree in May of 2014 while also completing my four years of athletic eligibility after playing softball for Michigan State. But once the dust settled and life after college started, I realized that I was not ready to leave East Lansing. I wanted to stick around and take a break from school and sports and just enjoy being on campus one more year and trying something outside of my comfort zone. So I threw my name into an Event Management internship within the athletics department. Thankfully, I was chosen and I got the opportunity to find out how passionate I am about sports. I always knew I was a sports fan; I played softball for 18 years. I knew sports and understood them. But I had never worked for an athletics department; I was always the athlete in athletics. I would just show up and the field would be painted and the umpires were there. My original motivation to join this internship was to see how athletics ran and just gain more respect for the university I played for. Each event I worked, each game day I participated in I fell more and more in love with the work. The moment that sealed the thought of getting a Masters in Sports Administration was this past Christmas working with Ford Field Management as a Quick Lane Bowl Intern. This was a two week internship that tested every aspect of Sports Administration. I worked on planning the event, coordinating and running the event up to game day. Each day something new was thrown at me and some days were more stressful than the one before. But the day that made it all worth it was game day. A player from the winning team came up to me and shook my hand and thanked me for all the work I had done for them. I had to hold back tears, he was so thankful for the job I did and that was the moment I knew this is my real passion. The administration program at MSU is the best program to find this passion. I am so happy to have found this school and found the staff to make my dreams come true.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The advantages of my graduate program include the ability to take many classes online or at different off campus sites as well as choosing which direction of social work I'd like to pusue (Clinical or Organization and Community Leadership). Many social worker students are not aware there are two types of concentrations for social work and MSU provides the opportunity to learn about both but not in the same capacity. The largest disadvantage of my graduate program is the fact most MSW programs across board, not just at Michigan State, do not focus as much on the organization and community leadership part of social work as much as the clinical aspects. In fact, the program is the same with a one to two class difference which includes the type of placement one is given for their second placement which focuses more on the concentration a student has chosen.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

Michigan State University is a wonderful school full of opportunities. Its online masters program allows me and supports me in maintaining my full time teaching job. It challenges me to make my teaching better and incorporate best practice into every aspect of my job. However, since it is a fully online program I have limited time spent on campus and thus relationships with my professors are not as strong. While they are only an email away and respond quickly, the relationships formed are not as deep and thus I worry about getting references from them in the future. Overall though I am very satisfied with the program and strongly suggest it to anyone needing to further their education.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

The full time MBA program at Michigan State University is close-knit and builds future business leader through teamwork based approach. The small size program offer enrolled students great opportunity to build life-long support network. The teamwork based assignment shape an environment where students can work with people with diverse background, ethnicity, and professional experience. The program can improve its reputation by enhancing the diversity of student body and increasing the types of majors and concentrations.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Academic Support, Access to Resources Cons: Need more diversity, they're trying but it's still a work in progress
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

Our program offers interesting opportunities and hosts a variety of lecturers from around the country. The faculty members are willing to support new ideas and initiatives which is great and they care about the success of their students. One negative aspect I do want to mention is the course offerings, which seem inconsistent with one semester having barely any options and the following semester having too many courses to choose from. At least, this was the case my second year. I, and a number of my peers, dealt with this lack of course offerings by electing to take an independent study which was a beneficial experience. Overall, I love the program and the environment is very congenial and helpful, not at all hostile or overly competitive. I would make the same choice again. For any prospective students, my only advice is that they look at the faculty and their research interests as well as past courses to make sure that their coursework will be relevant to their respective area of study. Best of luck!
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