Michigan State University Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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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
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Many different areas of study and many different experts working and teaching on campus Cons: Very intensive grant writing program. To do any project you basically MUST have an outside funding source
1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017

Department was not honest with me about the likely hood of getting any other financial aid besides than student loans before accepting offer. The campus is difficult to navigate and the bureaucracy stifling. Campus is not as attractive as everyone seems to think. Other departments seem much better organized and funded.
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