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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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.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2019

I feel MSU is a great school to pursue your degree. Faculty are great and there is always a place for you in the university. The greatest thing I feel here is the voice of students matter in each and every field. Pros Quality of education. Use of technology. Priority given to student. Cons Transportation and cost of living IT support very limited to student
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Rigorous program with lots of opportunities to improve on pedagogical tools, and plenty of job market support Cons: Limited course options, many conflicts with teaching and courses
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020

Lansing/East Lansing isn't a particularly lively, cultured, exciting place. Its generally pretty safe, though there are some parts to avoid and I don't like walking around at night alone on the more remote parts of campus (but that's where the cheap parking is). The faculty, physical resources, networking opportunities, and administrative support are outstanding. Food, drink, and housing are generally pretty cheap, especially coming from California.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros are good professors, cons are time it takes to finish
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Entomology department is a cohesive, collaborative unit, despite having faculty members in six buildings on campus (a con). In addition to within department collaborations there are many opportunities to work with other grad students and faculty in other units such as Integrative Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Pathology and Horticulture. The Graduate School has excellent opportunities for grad students for professional development workshops, health and wellness, dissertation completion, etc.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: the advanced projects can let students learn, share, and create some skills about the relative filed. The teaching experience can practice the teaching skills, which will benefit the career in future. Cons: sometimes stressful
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

I think one of the cons was lack of conference funding, though one of the pros is the responsiveness of faculty to student needs. In fact, they have already begun to address a number of the cons through an extensive project working with graduate students in the program to improve it.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Great faculty to student ratio. Workload was intensive but useful for professional use. I would like to see more effort towards scholarships/grants for students.
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