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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2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2012

I felt it could have been more rigorous. The curriculum involves typical scholarly work and the production of creative work. I appreciated that, but something felt lacking in the process. I would have liked more rigor in each. The connection to industry is relatively strong. A lot of students reported issues with favoritism among faculty. I didn't get a ton of support in the program. Overall, I think the program was worthwhile and I got out of it what I needed. Most importantly, I was allowed to pursue my scholarly interests the way I saw fit and I reached the goal I set for myself. I made lots of like-minded friends who are now coworkers, and that's awesome!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent school with a very timely and rigorous Media & Information masters degree program. Faculty are eclectic, connected, smart and very collaborative with each other and students.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2017

It is a great place to do your masters degree as the environment, facilities, and food is first class.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2015

The class sizes are generally very small allowing for very intimate discussions of the material. The professors also make themselves very available even outside of posted office hours.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

A pro of my program is that it is only a 10 month program. This makes it easier for student's who want to get a master's degree, but are weary about attending school for another two years. It is a lot of work in a short amount of time, but very rewarding to complete a graduate program in a field you love. One of the cons of the program is having limited options of classes. Since this is a relatively small program, it is understanding that faculty is limited. Since registering for classes, it has been difficult to find the classes I want, in the semester's that work with my schedule.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently in the MS epidemiology program at Michigan State University. All of the professors are wonderful and very helpful, and the classes are definitely worth the money. The professors here are very well known and most have ongoing research they are involved in. All of the students, faculty, and staff are very welcoming and helpful. If you are interested in epidemiology or biostatistics, Michigan State University would be a great place to look.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Michigan State Universities Nurse Practitioner program will help me succeed in a masters program while still working. They offer so much support to students and make their program unique by being both online and in class.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a graduate student at MSU. The overall atmosphere is a huge pro to living in East Lansing. The campus is perfect for walking or taking the bus, all of the restaurants and stores on Grand River are convenient, and the students and faculty here are very friendly. In terms of the CSD program, I have thoroughly enjoyed working in one of the research labs studying different aspects of voice and speech. The faculty at MSU are extremely personable and make an effort to be available for meetings. They bring a variety of expertise in different areas of speech, language and hearing, and many professors also run labs on campus. Another pro is that the clinical placements in the program are all within the community setting, giving us real-life experience as students. Additionally, the location of placements can be flexible to accommodate commuters and setting preferences, which was very helpful in figuring out where I would be living. My graduate experience has been incredible so far, and I'm excited to see where this program takes me in the next year!
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

The biggest thing that I love about MSU is the quality of the faculty as educators, researchers, and people. The departmental environment is exceedingly open and friendly, and you will have plenty to gain from working with these professors! My one major concern is the cost, at least as an out-of-state student. But, generally, that is the case at any major school. There are still numerous opportunities to get funding and scholarships, though.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: I gained good exposure and knowledge about various aspects of Kinesiology that I did not have before. I had really good experiences with all my professors. They were knowledgeable, helpful, and treated you with respect. Many of the classes I took contained a lot of useful information. Cons: It is a fairly knew program so they are still working out some of the kinks. It is tough getting financial aid for graduate degrees, so I accrued more debt than I would like.
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