Arizona State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.23 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize, City: Large
  • Student Population: 97,849 (79,442 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 39% part-time, 61% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,342 - $11,938 in-state; $6,342 - $25,018 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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1.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

The only reason why I'm rating it as a 1 star is because there is no 0 star option. This school is plain TERRIBLE! I went there to get my bachelors and masters program, and came out with lifelong dept and no real experience or knowledge. My masters thesis professor didn't even know what the due dates were, and I felt like I was begging him to do any kind of work so I can graduate. My 4+1 program was a nightmare, where I was promised to learn about psychology and ended up learning about engineering instead?! They quit my undergrad program right before I graduated which created so much complication with my credits and the requirements for the 4+1 program that I was planning to attend. I feel like I paid $150,000 for a YouTube degree. I cannot say that I learned anything useful at ASU that I wasn't able to learn on my own. And I don't even want to start with the ridiculous costs! Everything little thing costs thousands of dollars! You can't park on campus as a student, you have to pay at least $500 PER semester. You can't walk for your graduation ceremony until you buy the cap, gown and diploma which is about $400 on its own. Yes they make you pay for your own graduation, even after you've given them $18,000+ per semester for useless knowledge. Oh, and let me just mention the childish drama between the professors and them acting like their in fricken High School. I feel like I became dumber by being in this school. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg of the problems I have encountered at ASU. This was by far the WORST EXPERIENCE and BIGGEST MISTAKE of my life.
1.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

I was led to this legal studies masters degree via... not making the 3.24 GPA cutoff my first semester of law school. Although I knew that making this 3.24 cutoff was a crap shoot, the masters degree (plan B) curriculum was completely different than what was promised. I learned the same topics the second semester as the first semester, but in less detail. $40k later and I have no actual real world application for any of the subject matter I learned. I cant find a job because no one cares about random legal studies. Administration is terrible, neglectful, and incompetent when approached for advice or counsel. Ive had far better experiences at community colleges than at ASU grad level college. If I could do it all over again and save the $40k worth of debt, I never would have enrolled at ASU.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

I am just beginning my program at Arizona State University, but going into graduate school online made me a little nervous. However, everyone has been great! They made sure that I was comfortable and understood the process of applying and registering for classes! They personally contacted me on several occasions to make sure my financial aid and that my classes were in place. I could not be more thankful to them in helping me adjust to a new type of schooling for me!
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2021

ASU offers students from around the world the opportunity to follow their passion especially at a graduate level. Professors focus on mentoring students for a well balanced experience- academics, research and professional development. This space of supportive and guided exploration is the hub of ASU graduate schools. The professors are eager to share their academic knowledge, professional experience and connections for the success of the student. Specifically at The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, portfolio night is held each year allowing current students to connect with local employers in their industry to land an internship or a job. Interacting with professionals provides students the opportunity to find a future internship and/or employment upon graduation. In a design driven field, so often employers higher based on a personality fitting in their office and skill second. Finally, with the Phoenix land area quickly growing and the opportunity to contribute to a city is present . So often like NYC, LA and even Chicago the identity of the city has been fixed. Therefore, you will be empowered in school with thought processes and technical skills to be a contributing factor to Phoenix during and after graduation!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Education
Graduation Year: 2020

This university is outstanding. If you Google Arizona State University, you can see the exceptional reviews and awards it has received, but once you go here and actually experience the greatness for yourself, you will understand why the university should be on the top of your list for schooling. Not only myself, but my classmates have all raved about their experiences here as well, each of them loved their professors and the quality of education they received. Trust me, this is the school for you!
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2019

As a husband and father of three with a full-time career I thought the opportunity for continued education was out of reach. However, after researching various schools and programs I decided on making the transition towards my Masters in Global Management from Arizona State University. My wife works full time, and with the rising costs of extended day care increases, the ability to enroll in a program via the traditional on campus setting was not feasible. The online coursework from one of the most innovative universities in the world has allowed me to continue my education while maintaining a balance between my work and home life. With the various number of accredited fields of study, I was able to find the program that fits my needs and is aligned with my professional aspirations. Additionally, I was provided the opportunity to select the course load that would put me in an optimal position to succeed academically. I am thankful for the opportunity Arizona State University has provided me and would encourage anyone interested in continuing their education to consider being a Sun Devil.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2018

I have been attending Arizona State University since 2014, working towards a MA in Emergency Management with a focus in Homeland Security. I currently work in law enforcement as a tactical operator and wanted to further my education of law enforcement on a global scale. The MA in Emergency Management at ASU degree is completely online, and has provided me with a wealth of knowledge about protecting from and migrating disaster in our country. The professors are extremely qualified and many have backgrounds in high ranking National Security or Federal Law Enforcement positions. Every professor has ensured my success as an online student, responded promptly to emails, and the online format for the courses is very user friendly. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at ASU Online and believe that it has better prepared me for an advanced position in my law enforcement career.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020

I am impressed with the structure and the dedication that the faculty and staff have in regards to the Counseling Education Master's program. I have only just begun my time at Arizona State University (ASU), but I am feeling more and more prepared to one day have a competent career as a Counselor. This program contains open communication and many resources designed toward their students becoming competent mental health practitioners by offering training courses and many upon many hours of practicum training and eventually a fulfilling internship. The courses are small class sizes and the material is challenging, but highlights all of the techniques and trials that a Counselor may face while in practice. That is to say that this program is easy to complete, but encourages students to open up about personal issues and problems and provides an safe environment to share one's hardships. Only the students who are motivated and persevere find success and by the end of their program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2021

Arizona State University is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. As a queer women, It was very important for me to find a school that practiced inclusiveness and diversity. I instantly felt welcome as a queer Latin women. ASU convenient online degree has made it possible for me to complete my education goals while caring for my elderly parents.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The program was very flexible and had an influential feel towards my career. The professors were very knowledgeable and reasonable throughout the program. I would recommend this program to students who are looking to take their career to the next level.
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