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
  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2019

Michigan State University is a very large land grant school with many strong graduate and doctoral programs. I was drawn to the veterinary school for a number of reasons. First, the curriculum, faculty, and administration are world-renowned. In my opinion, this should not be a significant deciding factor in terms of selecting veterinary programs, though it is an attribute I want to point out . An important area that distinguishes Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) from the rest is the quality of education and unique opportunities the school offers. An crucial factor in assessing the quality of education of a program that is not often highlighted is whether students experience an inclusive and welcoming environment that best facilitates learning. The administration at MSU CVM work tirelessly to create just that-- a place where students spend time focusing on their studies rather than feeling out of place, isolated, etc. Any veterinary program that tells you it has achieved a perfect state of inclusion is likely not fully surveying their college, this task is far more difficult than putting up a few posters or changing a mission statement. Creating a culture where every member of the college is not only un-biased in their treatment of others but welcoming to those who are different than them requires training, intension, and resources. MSU CVM has come a long way in terms of curriculum review and preserving a safe learning environment, but they also recognize that there is more work to be done. It is important to me that a program recognizing areas for improvement as well as their successes and then takes action to strengthen areas of weakness. Despite already providing an above average quality of education to students, MSU CVM is taking great care to identify areas of improvement and acting purposefully to improve, never accepting complacency. The curriculum is constantly reevaluated to ensure students receive an education that is extensive yet relevant. Veterinary programs that only emphasize research rather than the teaching achievements of their faculty are resting on their laurels rather than ensuring students see a return on their investment. MSU CVM takes student input seriously and works to promptly incorporate feedback into next year's curriculum. The faculty and administration have a wide array of experiences in different areas of veterinary medicine which allows you to get to know non-traditional careers from someone who has actually done the job. Getting to know MSU CVM faculty means becoming connected with thousands of the top veterinary professionals all over the world. I have yet to find their connections lacking. Like many fields, "who you know" is more important than other qualities you can display on paper, like GPA, so the extensive network provided to you by the college is very rewarding. Overall I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to interact with such a fantastic group of peers and mentors who challenge and support me every day. Investing in my education at MSU CVM has been a very rewarding process.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2019

The MSU Executive MBA is a part time weekend MBA program for professionals that want an experience that's more than an online degree. The collaborate cohort curriculum facilitates networking for professionals of all disciplines and includes an optional study abroad residency. I highly recommend this program to highly driven professionals.
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2016

Michigan State University was more than I could have ever imagined it to be. It provided me with lifelong friendships and memories that bring tears to my eyes when I think about how spectacular my time spend at MSU was. I wouldn't change it for the world. Not only is the degree you receive worth it, but the memories. MSU has shaped me and taught me things that no other experience could have. It taught me to be strong through hard times and that there is something for everyone, you just have to be willing to find it. There are so many opportunities for on campus employment, my job landed somewhere I never thought it would have. That is campus recreation. I worked as a intramural official as a female which made me a minority something I never had experienced before. I flourished in this position was promoted to supervisor and later made my career out of it. All because I went online to apply for a job that would fill up some time. It's funny how things happen like that, but I would have never been able to do it without being a student at Michigan State University.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

MSUCOM was a wonderful place to enroll for my medical education. The instructors are top notch and the networking opportunities for physicians hoping to practice in MI are incredible. I would definitely choose an osteopathic education again, as it equips you to deliver more holistic patient care and develop excellent bedside manner.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2019

The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine really supports its students. They are currently revising the curriculum to better taylor their students to the needs of the veterinary profession. The faculty is very engaged and supportive of the students and their needs. I could not ask for a better school.
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2008

Michigan State University was a great place from which to get my Master's degree. The program I completed was intense, but the instructors were wonderful, and I was able to use a combination of on-site and online classes, which was nice because I lived a distance away from campus.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

I did the part-time MSW program. I was working full time so it made it much easier and more convenient to complete my degree.
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

Excellent masters program, required a lot of work but it was informative and useful
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011

It was a good place to go to get a degree. Most of the students go straight from the BA program so it was tough to fit in as most of the class knew each other from previous years.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2010

Program geared to those who are interested in obtaining PHD. The instructors were supportive and incredibly knowledgeable. There were ample opportunities to gain real life experiences by working on actual forensic casework. The courses were incredibly challenging but after all the hard work, you had a sense of worth and achievement.
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