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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1.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, the program is resting on its laurels and has stagnated over time. It has lost two prominent faculty members to infighting and is disorganized in its faculty and student support. Despite fresh leadership of the Department, there are serious issues with some faculty confusing their personal pursuits with what is best for the department. The past leadership of the department was solely driven by cronyism and was not interested in academic rigor in its appointment of faculty and the selection of some of its students. I wish the best for the department but I fear it may be on its last legs unless serious reforms are put into place.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: faculty and caliber of students Cons: some lack of funding
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

MSU is the best university in the world.. Spartan forever
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

pros: the faculty are pretty helpful, staff is very nice and willing to help students with various problems. cons: does not offer enough courses
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: Good sense of family within department Cons: Red tape
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros; They set the requirement for graduation in a reasonable range. Cons: They set a ridiculous criteria for for international students doing TA.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros- Excellent and supportive faculty Flexibility of graduate program Great classes
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Good technical training. Cons: Other students are not motivated. No sense of community.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

The English department is full of intelligent and caring faculty members. It is easy to build relationships with them and members of your cohort. There is not much negative competition; it's a very friendly place. It is certainly an honor to have studied at MSU.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: * Good social atmosphere, easy to make friends * Professors are friendly and approachable to students * Full tuition waiver for teaching assistants Cons: * Analysis qualifying exam has been notoriously hard to pass * Sometimes some petty drama/politics between professors
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