Alabama A & M University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.85 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 25 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ASHA
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 5,628 (4,505 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,670 in-state; $15,744 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

Academically, this is an excellent program. However, at times it is really unorganized. Many times professors have their favorite But as a first semester graduate student, the older graduate students were very helpful and welcoming.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the program is it is academically challenging and it is easily available to students who work part-time. The faculty is available for assistance at any time.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

I absolutely love AAMU. Never thought I'd be at and HBCU but I am truly enjoying my experience. My program has great professors. They care about your success in the program and pretty much have an open door policy. They are going to help you design a program depending on your career path, whether that be continuing into a Ph.D program or going straight into your career field. They are friendly and have a passion for their specialty. Don't let their smiles fool you though, they expect a good bit a work and effort on your part. The program is competitive but not in the sense of you are trying to do better then your peers. It's more like friendly competition. You form a tight bond with the students that come into the program with you. You all end up pushing each other and working with each other. The campus is relatively safe at night. Campus police control access on campus but closing all gates after 5 pm. The campus is well lite, but to an extent. The college came into existence in 1875 so much of the old buildings are still the same. Student life on campus is diverse, especially with this being a historically black college and university. I see multiple ethnicities in my graduate program and honestly forget I am at an HBCU at times. Financial aid is good. The actual financial aid office can be problematic, but once everything is under control, you can get all your aid. Transportation on campus is decent. There is a central bus station on campus although it's fairly easy to walk everywhere. There are about 3-4 buses, I believe, that ride around campus. Every Friday, the bus goes to a local mall and the walmart for students with out a car. The surrounding area of AAMU is great. AAMU is located in Normal, Alabama, which is right outside of Huntsville, also known as Rocket City. Huntsville is home to several wonderful attractions. The NASA Space Camp, Space Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, and The National Weather Service to name a few. Majority of the people living in Huntsville are engineers and they work for the government. Huntsville is not far from other major cities like Nashville, TN, Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA. Truthfully I am glad I made a choice to come to AAMU and I am glad that my department welcomed me with open arms into their program. :)
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy the Social Work Program so far. The teachers are more than helpful and integrate different methods of teaching so that students get the best understanding! Both day and night classes are offered, as well as Saturday classes. Students are able to stay in student apartments which makes traveling to campus very easy, and affordable.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

As a student at Alabama A&M University, I can say that access to faculty or any other department is hard if not done in person, nobody ever seems to answer the phones or return messages. My graduate program is is great, there are well-seasoned teachers that know their material well and support students during and outside of office hours. However, the department could use more funding to help employ and engage graduate assistants.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy my graduate program this is my first semester and honestly I love it!!! The faculty and staff are most helpful. The only con of entering the program was having to deal with financial aid .
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

The pros of the Family & Consumer Sciences program at Alabama A&M University that it is very affordable, offers faculty support, and a great education. The cost of attending Alabama A&M University is cheaper than some of the bigger universities which offer the same program. There is a great support system with faculty within the department. They are willing to go that extra mile to help students get the information that they need. However, there are some faculty members who will not spend as much time making themselves available to the students. I did learn a lot from my program in terms of a basic knowledge of what a Family & Consumer Science professional does. I also learned a lot about the fashion industry as well. There are only a few cons with this program. The career support could definitely improve in preparing students for life after college. I do not think that there is enough emphasis on what the student will do after college. Students are encouraged to pursue a doctoral program. However, that is not always the best path for everyone. The career services on campus does provide students with access to jobs. However, I would like for the career services on the campus to provide more internship opportunities for students and career opportunities within their field of study. There seem to be more focus on departments with more students in the Engineering field of study and Business. In order for it to be equal, it should give the same amount of attention to each field of study in order to be successful.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

In my opinion the pros of graduate school is that it helps contribute to enhancing your educational background within your field of choice with room for growth and development within your career. Additional pro of graduate school is that it be a stepping stone to starting a new career path. Another pro of graduate school is that it can contribute to promotions/advancements within your current company based on the additional knowledge you will obtain in the program. Final pro of graduate it can help prepare you for your career as if you were in that particular work environment through interns, trainings ,work shops, and actual hands on activities. I think the only the main con for graduate school would be time management, majority of the time graduate students are full time workers who have a busy prior to even considering school. It can hard to balance all of your daily tasks and adding school on top of that. The second con I think in graduate school would be the actual assignments they are a lot more advanced, but on a graduate learning level you should be able to provided more complex answers and be prepared for a larger amount of work flow anyway. Those are my main pros and cons of graduate schools overall I wouldn't change anything about my experience so far I am doing it to better myself.I never really came from of a lot of money and my main focus and motivation for myself is to be most successful woman I can be and know that I accomplished one of my major life goals for myself.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pro's are the hands on help you get. The con's are not enouh intership yet.
0.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Coming from a PWI to an HBCU, it was a completely different world. I did not feel as though I was a part of a graduate program, rather I felt as though I had been sent back to High School. The instructors showed no interest in being there neither did they care to take control of their classes. The course work was not challenging in the least bit. One course I had, the instructor had questions that related to personal experiences rather than information taught in the class on our midterm. They did not use the textbooks hardly ever but they required us to purchase them. Financial aid was not the least bit friendly let alone helpful. The undergraduate experience must be a lot better than the graduate experience, but I would not recommend their graduate program to my worst enemy.
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