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

3.75 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.
2.83 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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