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, + 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

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

MSU Law is a good value if you 1) have a generous scholarship and 2) intend to practice in Michigan or in an area where MSU has a good reputation. I was fortunate enough to make connections with people in places where I plan to practice thanks to my law clerk position (which MSU Law helped me land). The school's location near the state's capital is ideal, and the legal opportunities are endless if you are open minded and willing. To be frank, East Lansing and Lansing don't have much to offer in terms of a nightlife/social life, but it's not a metropolitan area, so I've learned to accept it for what it is. Besides, the environment is more conducive to studying. Attending MSU Law is truly what you make of it; take interesting courses but make sure you're well-equipped for the bar, gain legal experience by taking advantage of the school's location, and build strong and genuine connections with your peers, professors, and employers.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program are that there are a multitude of things you can do with this Master's degree, and you are learning how to help people on a more global level. The cons to this program are that many people are not familiar with exactly what public health entails and a lot of employers want a more specialized degree program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

The online program has allowed me to study while being a spouse, full-time employed professional and father to four.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The Public Health graduate program at Michigan State allows you to work at your own pace as it is online and you have a lot of access to your professors as well as your peers in the class.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The Michigan State staff, especially in the social work program, are incredibly passionate about what they do. They take extra time to really get to know students individually and help them be successful both academically and professionally. In addition, Michigan State offers students plenty of resources and opportunities before graduation and after. There is a supportive, family like atmosphere that students, faculty, and alumni share that make Michigan State an especially special school to be apart of.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

There are some excellent faculty at MSU who are always willing to go above and beyond to help you. East Lansing can be expensive though with insufficient and expensive parking.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Michigan State University is a very big school and sometimes you may feel like a small fish in an vast lake, but there are so many ways you can find your niche or a place where you can be around people who are like you. you have to put in a little bit more effort, but it is possible.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2019

MSU CVM has access to some of the best facilities in the state for diagnosis and testing, as well as a newly improved emergency center. There is also a strong research background at the College. The student population is overwhelmingly female, but this is true of all US veterinary programs. In recent years MSU has had a larger male:female ratio than comparative programs. East Lansing has many places for entertainment and dining, especially since there is such a large undergraduate population nearby. Many people choose to live a little further away to avoid MSU's undergrads and have a quieter study environment; Okemos is a very nice community to the east. Financial aid can be applied for after each term through CVM, but even with high grades and financial need scholarships aren't guaranteed. This program is very expensive, even for in-state students.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Well rounded online graduate program with knowledgeable, readily helpful professors and researchers. However, poor graduate scholarships and financial aid.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm currently pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work at Michigan State University. While I'm excited to be studying at such a prestigious school, the education does come with exclusive costs. The great thing about the program is, it is offered in an online environment as well as virtually once a month at my local campus. This gives me the flexibility I need to complete my masters as well as maintain a balance with my family. The only thing about this program that I feel a little pressure in, is the debt I will face when I am finished. As tuition increases each year to cover the costs of upgrades and expensive investments that each school participates in, it falls on the student to recoup those costs by raising the tuition.
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