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: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • 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

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4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Great career placement following graduation; lovely campus to work at.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Wonderful people and atmosphere. Beautiful campus with plenty to do no matter what your interests are.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I was recently accepted into Michigan State University's Advanced Standing Master's of Social Work Program. I dislike the fact that this institution has limited funding for graduate students. I wish I did not have to spend my early adult life paying off loans when all we were taught in school was to continue our education. There has to be a better way of paying for school.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2014

The MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations is the best decision I've ever made. They provide amazing professional development, career support, and networking opportunities. It really is a hidden gem within the university. The career placement rate is also astounding. There is a little bit of competition among the students for jobs, but the amount of collaboration is also amazing.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, I really enjoyed my time at MSU College of Law. The professors are very friendly and the staff is always willing to help. I think MSU has a great variety of programs such as Trial Practice Institute, Clinics, Certifications, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, etc. compared to other law schools.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

MSU College of Nursing has been very supportive, both with faculty mentors and funding opportunities.
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

The Department of Anthropology at MSU is similar to my days in middle school. The faculty are dramatic, political, passive aggressive, competitive, and half at at the other half's throats. It is nothing short of frustrating to have to work with them. In the years I have been a student, I have lost three committee members to the politics. This has greatly affected the progress of my career as a doctoral student, and caused issues in adding new members, due to the politics. It is ridiculous. Furthermore, the lack of funding and continuous addition of new graduate students with no funding creates a competitive atmosphere for the students. It is uncomfortable and no one is happy with such awful circumstances. Do not come to this program without guaranteed funding for at least five years. Aside from this nonsense, the actual classes are excellent and your fellow students and the other social science departments will be your best resources and best friends.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is in transition and while I believe I have gotten an excellent education, the department culture leaves something to be desired.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the flexibility of online courses for a Masters program. Because of this we can continue to work full time in our career fields while increasing our knowledge base. Professors understand that and are willing to work with you.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

This experience so far has been very worthwhile. While the workload is a lot, that is too be expected in a program on the weekends that is compressed into an 18 month time period. Very diverse group of students from a variety of fields. The program's management does a great job of mixing up groups and setting the students up for an overall great experience.
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