Alabama A & M University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 38 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACEND
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 5,859 (4,851 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 40% part-time, 60% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,857 in-state; $18,236 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

I feel as though my graduate program does not offer a variety of courses that are required to be successful in my field. There arent enough professors to accomodate the student population therefore classes are either cancelled or taught by adjunct professors. An adjunct professor is not as easily accessible as a professor that has set office hours on campus. Technology is expanding; however, communicating only through email or the phone develops a wall between the student and the professor.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program here at Alabama A & M University has been enriching and challenging. I am about to complete my 2nd semester and I have been rewarded numerous opportunities based on the hard work I have done. Alabama A & M is a place where you will get out of the experience what you put into the experience and I am truly grateful for the education I am receiving. The only con I would give the school as a whole is its lack in accessibility. It is very difficult to navigate the graduate web page and even more difficult to find information on the web page. After no information can be found online, one must resort to calling the various offices; where you are greeted with rudeness or no answer at all. My advice would be to personally go to the offices to handle any business and you should be fine!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Alabama A&M University is a great school and I appreciate my time there. The teachers are great and you will learn a great deal.
4.0 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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