Michigan State University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 265 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: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2013

Wonderful faculty and support staff. Very much of a community feel. The three week clinical rotations are much to the advantage of the students. Top of the line medicine and diversity of caseload.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros are very demanding yet supportive faculty, strong support within the sub-disciplines, great opportunities for cross-disciplinary research, inclusive cohorts, good facilities and diverse faculty research programs. Cons are some disagreement about the trajectory of the department between the sub-disciplines, an unsupportive College of Social Science Dean, and lack of financial aid for most graduate students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Michigan State has a great graduate program in English literature. They are especially wealthy in the area of American literature (mostly nineteenth century). MSU is competitive in the Big Ten and has its place as a "public ivy." The major con is their lack of specific programs (for example, classics) as well as their location in East Lansing (not being the metropolis that some universities call home.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

The program prepares students well for academic and applied positions. Faculty are always available.The stipend is a little low but the low cost of living makes it sufficient. Great program overall. I would highly recommend it to other master's or doctoral students.
1.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

The department is disjointed making the graduate student experience difficult. Opportunities are rare because there are too many graduate students in the department. Some graduate student are unethically competitive and many have moved away from campus to seek job opportunities, making a community environment impossible. Luckily the university offers a number of specializations and other professional opportunities.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

Really excellent faculty, supportive of professional development and actively involved in both research and teaching. Great community overall. Only downside is funding - if you're accepted without funding, life will be tough for you. If you're counting on summer funding, don't.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

This graduate program is one of a kind. It was not only the first program of its kind, but it is still very highly ranked at all degree levels. The professors are amazing, but they will work you as hard as they can. This program although grueling, will prepare you for a wonderful career in something you love as long as you can stick with it and work hard.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the MSU law program is that it provides a lot of resources for students to grow as a law student and future practicing lawyer. It has an academic success program that provides an opportunity for students struggling with the first year classes to get extra help and more one on one practice questions and tutoring sessions. Along with this, the law school provides several law clinics such as small business law clinic, immigration law clinic, housing clinic and many more. Through these clinics students get a hands on experience with interviewing clients and case handling. Along with the pros, the cons of Msu law program is that it does not provide enough school based scholarship opportunities for second and third year students. As students take more credits during these years it would be very helpful to be given an opportunity with scholarship awards based on application and not just grades.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program is that I have made a strong connection with faculty and friends within the graduate school for networking opportunities. The cons of my graduate program is that African American and African Studies (AAAS) is only a program, not a department.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The staff is extremely supportive and the College of Law provides so many resources that are helpful to all students: even before the first day of classes.
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