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

4.75 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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I really like my program and I think it will prepare me well for my future.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The faculty is engaging and supportive. Calls for scholarships are widely dispersed. The graduate atmosphere is friendly and encouraging. Con: The curriculum should be more diverse.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

This graduate program is both rigorous and fun. Faculty are supportive and inviting, and classmates are accessible and willing to work to help everyone succeed. If you're interested in rhetoric/composition, literacy studies, cultural studies, and technical communication, this program is for you!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty support in this program is truly amazing. It's a very close-knit department which provides a lot of opportunity for students who choose to take advantage of it. A significant downside is that the majority of students in the program don't have advanced enough English skills to facilitate the classroom discussion appropriate for grad school.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

The environmental sociology program is one of the top, if not the top programs in the country. The campus has a great interdisciplinary focus with numerous faculty members who have joint appointments. I've been fortunate to have full funding for 6 years. I know others who have not been so fortunate. Michigan State University is a great school with lots of opportunities. The place is affordable, but the community (outside of the university) is not great. This leaves lots of time for research, work etc.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

MSU-College of Law is in a unique position to propel forward, but as a program it needs to update as well as improve some of its basic components to make them student-centered.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I am super excited about the Online Ms in Food Safety. It is as if I am actually on campus. The Program Directors and lecturers all make you feel alive and apart of the Spartans Family. You are given gift certificate to choose your MSU gears and share those gears with class mates, we participate in singing f the spartan team songs which was hilarious. It is great in the sense that there is no set time in which one has to log in.. you work at your own pace but at the same time trying to keep up. Another great reason for this online program is that despite it been virtual, were are able to work in groups with each member adding their task and the group compiling task and one person is voted on to present the work done. The lecturers are very much alive in the discussions forums and the feed back given for assessment is always informative. The use of the library is great and the ease at which one can access text as most are now ebooks. Another high point about MSU's online program is that one will not have to travel to the USA to complete this degree it is 100% online. Degress can be mailed to a US address of to my home country as long as I update my information. What is not so good about the program is that as an international student I cannot get a student loan because I am not literally in the USA. That's my only concern
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2015

Media and Information Studies is ranked #5 nationally for a reason: the scholars are legendary. The Communication program was the first in the nation in 1955. If you want to study comm and learn research, methods and theory, this is the place. You will starve, be exhausted, and freeze doing so, but your education will be the best in the world. Unfortunately, you will be in tremendous debt with student loans and financial aid, so prepare yourself: all those conferences you must attend to present your research cost a lot of money! It's also pretty lonely: all the international students leave after graduation, so you must come in with a network of research partners or be prepared to work internationally. Overall, being a Spartan is a great place for graduate school. You are prepared for both industry and academia and not many programs allow for that.
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