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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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.
4.25 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.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: -Promote and educate the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. -Provide medical students not only with a strong educational basis for the field of medicine but to also produce competent and compassionate osteopathic physicians that treat the patient as an individual with a holistic approach. -Community outreach programs within various community throughout Michigan. East Lansing, Downtown Detroit and Suburban Macomb Township. -Camaraderie among fellow students without the cut throat competitiveness that some medical schools encourage. - No ranking system. Only Pass/Fail. -Support for students in all aspects of their medical career both professional and personal. Cons: -Compacted and fast paced courses, which are now being remedied with an ever-evolving curriculum. -Loan reimbursement based on housing of East Lansing campus and does not consider the more expensive cost of living if deciding to go to one of MSUCOM Southeast Michigan campus sites. (Detroit or Macomb) -Lack of choice in deciding to purchase course pack or not. Some students prefer the textbooks and do not utilize the course pack, but are required to purchase the course pack within the tuition hence increasing the amount of tuition a student has to pay back at the end of graduation.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I am extremely satisfied thus far with the Forestry program at Michigan State University. The curriculum is currently going through a transition as of now which I feel is very beneficial for the graduate students. I am very thankful to have this opportunity, and I could not imagine myself at any other University.
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