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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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall, I have had a great experience at MSU. My program is very competitive and I have had the opportunity to meet and learn from some great minds.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

MSU Law has a great program with great faculty. The professors are always accessible when needed and they truly want you to receive a good education. Most will go to any lengths to ensure the students understand the material. I have a good group of friends and support system here and they make the stresses of law school more bearable.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

I love that my program is online. It allows me to work from home and still get a fantastic education. I do miss interacting with a classroom full of students but the online classes have allowed for me to meet peers via Skype or Google Hangout.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The program's training emphasis on “the fundamental relationship between the social systems in which individuals are embedded” provides an exemplary research experience that addresses multiple intersections. To add, the dedication to diversity and level of community involvement at the local, state, and national levels is ideal. The department employs some of the top professors in the field and maintains a high level of academic rigor, resources, and overall student support. The work load can be difficult to manage at times. Professors have limited availability but are attentive to students when available.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program for accounting majors at Michigan State University is very time-consuming and challenging. The competitiveness to get in is very high, but once you are in, it is not very competitive grade-wise. The faculty want you to be engaged and committed to learning the material because it was a personal choice that each and every student made to attend graduate school. However, the financial aid as far as scholarships goes, it very little. You would have to have had honors or high honors in order to receive a nice amount of financial aid. Otherwise, your only option is loans.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that this program's strengths are its many and diverse faculty, curriculum offerings, and funding options. Our program has a strong international presence and has funded many students through international studies. The African Studies Center has been one of the top three in the nation for the past decade. It has funded and worked with many African universities, museums, NGOs, farmers, and exchange students. We also have very strong ties in Asia with ties to many projects in Asian countries and a large number of Chinese students. The cons of the program would be that it needs to foster a better relationship between faculty and students, devote more money to travel grants for conferences, to lessen the number of dissertation credits that grad students must take to graduate, provide more support staff instead of using student labor in the office, and have more advisers available as well as a higher number of assistantships.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

I thoroughly enjoy going to Michigan State University College of Law. I respect and appreciate the availability of faculty and staff and enjoy my classes and learning new things everyday. However, since it is in a big undergraduate town, transportation and parking are not easy to come by and cost of living is expensive. I like the curricula at this Law College and enjoy the people I have met there.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Michigan State University's College of Music is a destination college for graduate degrees in Music Education. The faculty are very active, providing insight into community affairs, conducting research studies, publishing new ideas, and perpetuating innovation in the field. They are brilliant, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Class sizes are small, providing a great deal of one on one time with the professors. Even though the College of Music is quite large, each student is an individual and treated as such. The performing ensembles are top notch, and participating in these ensembles is a requirement of the degree program. This is rarely expected at other institutions. The program challenges me in ways that I would have never expected, and I am grateful for the opportunity to study here!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Highly competitive and great for networking.
1.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Terrible organization and hierachy, lots of lazy secretary types and no one takes responsibility for improving the program. Pros huge university good bit of research money and lots of resources. Only school in the country with 4 medical schools (CVM, CHM, COM, Nursing) and no medical library
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