University of Dayton

300 College Park Dayton, Ohio 45469

what they say

  • Ladykinss

    Class of 2012 Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    The faculty are great!


    Class of 2012 Public Administration

    UD's MPA program truly gave me a wholistic view of the world of public administration from bureaucratic work to nonprofit work. I had the ability to see multiple aspects of the career field. It was in this program that I gained the ability to articulate my calling and find direction vocationally. The staff is amazing and I have a great relationship with most of them to this day. I would say the biggest con is diversity. However, at a small, private, Catholic institution, diversity may be somewhat unrealistic.

  • Dewalker4

    Class of 2017 College Student Affairs

    So far, this program has been outstanding. The faculty is invested in your growth as a person as well as professionally. They also have ties to some of the most known names in Higher Education. They emphasize assignments that are applicable to the work that you are doing as an intern or GA, as well as in your future career. I know that I have made a great choice in coming to UD.

  • Scb2015

    Class of 2016 Counseling

    Excellent school, truly teaching me the skills needed for the field of counseling.

  • C Wilson

    Class of 2014 Counselor Education

    The program faculty, many actively practicing in private and/or community counseling, engage students with stories of professional experiences. University of Dayton staff and faculty are very helpful in assisting the grad student transition from student to professional practitioner through mentorship, field relevant projects and advocacy. Securing an internship site often trips up students in other programs. UD M.S.ED/Community Counseling advisors begin the student in the process early in the program, reducing the likelihood of a delayed graduation poor internship site match. The diversity of students in the program provides depth in the classroom learning experiences, which transitions to preparedness in the field of community counseling.

  • Mrandolph

    Class of 2014 Educational Leadership

    I love the fact that all classes I needed for the program were available online. I have moved several times and was always able to keep up with the coursework even though I no longer live in Dayton, Ohio. Additionally, every class and all of the work associated with them is relevant to my teaching career. I am able to implement what I have learned into my day to day activities within my work life. Being that all classes are online, sometimes it is difficult to decipher what the professor wants for any given assignments. The classes do not offer examples for complex projects which I feel would be helpful. However, professors are always reachable online or by phone to answer questions as necessary and I have never found an online professor to be unavailable.

  • Strongrj13

    Class of 2015 Materials Science & Engineering

    It is close to home and where I work but it is extremely expensive which is why I am looking for scholarships so it doesn't burden my young family

  • Hmandes

    Class of 2016 Early Childhood Education

    I am just beginning the graduate program.

  • EmilyGrasso

    Class of 2017 Higher Education

    The Higher Education Administration program is very strong. There are three main faculty members for the core classes and they are excellent! It is great to get to know them and for them to get to know you personally as you work through the program.

  • Jwessel

    Class of 2013 English

    I felt like I wasn't just a student number in a huge classroom. My teachers knew who I was and made time to help me out with whatever I needed. The English program was very small and not many people outside of the major were taking the classes so meeting people who weren't English majors wasn't easy. Overall though I'm very happy with my experience in my graduate program.

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