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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The Professor's are all very approachable with few exceptions. I do not feel like the program is overwhelming. Living nearby the school is reasonable. Cons: Winters are very snowy and very cold for walking to class. The advocacy class takes a lot of time your first year but isn't given much weight. Parking by the school is very expensive.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The Social Work program at MSU offers a very suportive environment. Additionally, Lansing offers the opportunities of an urban area without the high cost of living, MSU is a large school, however and it can be easy to feel like you're missing out on the attention you would receive in a graduate program with smaller class sizes. Over all, though, it's easy to network within your cohort and the majority of professors and staff are very supportive.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoy the program but wish there was more financial aid available.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

A lot of support throughout the program and with your future career.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2012

Excellent program with both applied and non-applied learning streams. Works hard to find students the money to pay for college.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

The anthropology program at Michigan State is a challenging yet rewarding learning experience.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

I highly recommend this program although you will find all of your free time devoted to schooling.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: -Diverse, experienced, helpful, and focused faculty -Large university with a multitude of options for research outside the department -Results driven environment -Diverse and hard-working peers -Very supportive, but also a challenging, grad student culture Cons: -Some disagreement between the sub-divisions of anthropology in the department
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

Michigan State as a university is a good school with a lot of diverse opportunities for students. My department lacks in funding and teaching opportunities, however, there are a lot of places you can find other funding on campus.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty are very accessible and program is quite flexible in terms of interdisciplinary possibilities.
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