Michigan State University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.22 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 22 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

My program was perfect for the student already working in the social work field. I had an excellent experience.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

MSU is a wonderful school to get a degree at. It has a good reputation, great community, and is a beautiful place.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

Michigan State is a wonderful place to learn and grow in your chosen career path. Beautiful campus, beautiful state.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

I did the part-time MSW program. I was working full time so it made it much easier and more convenient to complete my degree.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of the Masters of Social Work Program would be knowledge and encouragement of cultural competence and social diversity. Not only does this program ensure that students succeed academically and ethically, I believe that the Masters of Social Work Program emphasizes the importance of social and economic justice and continues to develop and grow in the field of policy and law to ensure the well-being of marginalized individuals and oppressed groups in society. However, I feel that this particular graduate program may to improve access to technological and social services, as it can easily become unorganized and hard to reach. Furthermore, the unorganized system for field placement may leave students with the unnecessary stress of field placement that may not be at all compatible to their educational pursuits or career goals.
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.
4.67 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.
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.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The advantages of my graduate program include the ability to take many classes online or at different off campus sites as well as choosing which direction of social work I'd like to pusue (Clinical or Organization and Community Leadership). Many social worker students are not aware there are two types of concentrations for social work and MSU provides the opportunity to learn about both but not in the same capacity. The largest disadvantage of my graduate program is the fact most MSW programs across board, not just at Michigan State, do not focus as much on the organization and community leadership part of social work as much as the clinical aspects. In fact, the program is the same with a one to two class difference which includes the type of placement one is given for their second placement which focuses more on the concentration a student has chosen.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

MSU has an outstanding social work program. The faculty are very invested in your learning, and are readily available to assist with education trajectory.
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