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

1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I have a special case and am in an accelerated BS/MS program that I do my combined bachelor's and master's in 5 years total. Due to that, it is much quicker and is quite stressful. There isn't very much free time, but I expected it to be the case. My program isn't very well known, even to the people who created it, so sometimes that can be frustrating. Otherwise, I am glad I can choose this program to help me feel out what I'd like to do in the future.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: one of the top programs in communication studies. Good network -- most of the important people in communication studies are related to MSU. Great education and faculty support for grad students. Amazing people to work with (coworkers, faculty, staff). Cons: equal for everyone but a little insufficient stipend. East Lansing is not a very exciting place to live to be honest -- however for people who want to study, very little distraction can be helpful. I've come to appreciate the simple, peaceful living here so for me it's not a weakness anymore.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty in the philosophy department are great. The faculty are generally engaging, understanding and true experts. The depth of their 'areas of specialization' corresponds well to the breadth of their 'areas of competence.' There is a general collegiality among my peers. The course offerings were great but it would have been nice if there was more than one course that every student had to take.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Statistics
Graduation Year: 2019

This Ph. D. program in Statistics is good but it can be made better by using the enhanced materials like statistical computation and the modern day technology that is used in the research domain of statistics.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Wide range of sub-fields to study Financial assistance Student is largely able to direct her curriculum Cons: Building is in poor condition
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm currently in my third year at Michigan State University in the Biochemistry program. There are a lot of opportunities for students to find the research area that is best for them.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

As a graduate student I feel very supported. If I have questions about the program it is easy to find answers and help. If I need resources for research, meetings, academics they are available. My program has helped develop me professionally and personally. I appreciate all of the opportunities that I have as a graduate student at MSU.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2015

This was an amazing program that taught me so much and set me up for a really bright future. The faculty and staff truly care about the students. I can't say enough about Michigan State!
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is intense student centered and offers diverse application of classwork to real life examples. The faculty is very is very committed.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2019

Great place to get an education. Faculty are very available and funding has not been an issue for me. I have learned a lot here, the program is competitive and the classes are enjoyable. The surrounding area is lacking fun things to do and it is hard to meet graduate students in other programs. In terms of career support, I have found the department to be a little lacking in that area but instructors are willing to help if you ask.
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