Michigan State University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
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: 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

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Michigan State University is a great facility. I've truly enjoyed my time here, for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is filled with renowned professors that care about their students and helping them reach their future careers. I would recommend this institution and college to anyone!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

Michigan State University offers very intellectually stimulating courses. In the past semester I have learned more than just the coursework; the professors and faculty are committed to going above and beyond. We would cover other topics pertinent to our coursework and how everything relates to the real world.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Pro- Available online which is very nice for people who also have full time jobs.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Parking on campus is expensive and the lots still require you to walk quite a distance and over train tracks to get to your destination. Parking is free after 6pm on weeknights and on weekends at the VMC. On campus housing for graduate students is not pet friendly. The undergraduates like to party just north of campus, so if you are looking for a quiet area, try further out. The veterinary school is located in the southeast section of campus. The anatomy lab is available 24/7 which has been extremely helpful for studying!
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

While East Lansing is not the most exciting or scenic location, MSU has excellent research opportunities. The students here are friendly and helpful, and going through the really tough classes together definitely creates a tight-knit group.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

I have just begun and I like the fact that they are making me work!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

First, the English graduate program at MSU is phenomenal, especially if you are interested in American literature or anything related to postmodernism. We are also very strong with film. That being said, the city of East Lansing is making strong strides to become a great college town, but it still has a ways to go. I live in Lansing to avoid the partying atmosphere close to campus.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

The main pro is that graduates have good success finding a job because the program is rigorous. The main con is the workload is so intense between my courses and my assistantship.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

MSU has an outstanding social work program. The faculty are very invested in your learning, and are readily available to assist with education trajectory.
1.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

Much like the British Empire, the Sun is setting or has set on this formerly prestigious program. Infighting amongst the professors, lethargy in the department leadership, undue influence of personal bias, and lack of real diversity has lead this department to ruin. I considered doing my PhD here, since I also did my undergrad at this institution and loved it, but after seeing the dysfunction and ineptitude firsthand I want nothing more to do with this formerly illustrious institution.
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