Arizona State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.24 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize, City: Large
  • Student Population: 90,906 (74,139 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,098 - $11,304 in-state; $6,098 - $27,790 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Arizona State University (ASU) was my first choice for graduate school. My major is Special Education and I am in the dual certification program at ASU Polytechnic. I will be receiving my certification in General Education as well as Special Education. I had already received my bachelors degree from ASU at the Tempe campus but now I am enamored with ASUs Polytechnic campus. Not only did the Polytechnic campus have my desired degree program, they have given me advice on my student loan situation. The class sizes are small, the professors know you by name, the parking is a breeze, and the location in East Mesa is convenient for me. I cannot say enough about the parking. There is no need for a shuttle ride as there are plenty of open lots close to classrooms and I have never been unable to find a parking space. I had car trouble one evening on campus; I felt safe waiting by my car for the auto service to arrive. The campus is quiet and has plenty of security officers and call boxes. The classrooms are clean and well-appointed with all classrooms having at least one computer and a large projection screen, while many rooms have multiple student computers available. There is an abundance of electrical outlets for charging phones and lap tops. The campus has a student union area with a coffee shop, bookstore, and restaurants. There are clean and plentiful bathrooms throughout the campus. The professors available are from the Tempe and ASU West campuses as well as Polytechnic and are top of the line. My only problem with ASU Polytechnic is that they do not offer as many degrees as the Tempe campus. Another issue I have is with ASU in general. They are promoting shortened hybrid classes. I would prefer classes to last 15 weeks instead of 7.5 and have less of an online component. I learn more by being able to discuss topics in real time, rather than wait for people to post responses online. However, I would recommend ASU Polytechnic for any student looking for a more personalized level of intensive instruction, quieter campus, and suitable amenities.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

ASU online DBH (management stream) program was an excellent opportunity as well as very informational program thus far. I had been accepted to more "typical" PhD and Doctoral programs that required me to take leave of absence from work. Financially, this wasn't possible for me, putting a halt to my career and salary to further my education. The strongest "selling" factor of this program for me was being able to work, have the culminating project embrace ones workplace, I can learn and still advance my career. The courses are manageable and well organized throughout the year, the faculty are very understanding and thorough. So far I have no complaints about the program or quality of learning. Having done my two previous degrees, B.Sc and MA in person in school, I can tell you first hand that the tier and quality of learning doesn't decline online- in fact it is more of a display of you own organization and dedication as it is more easily to put aside and procrastinate. Lastly, upon approaching graduation of this program, along with getting a coveted degree- it would vastly improve my salary and position at my current place of employment.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The ABA program at Arizona state is a BACB certified course sequence. The instructors are available to answer questions about the class, and I always receive responses the same day. You have a success coach who can help you with anything that has to do with enrolling in classes, financial aid, applying for graduation or any other questions you may have, they also help you a lot through your first class. The classes require effort and you learn a lot about ABA and becoming a BCBA through the classes. It has helped a lot with my work as a behavior tech already.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2019

It's a good program with National accredited. I didn't have my undergraduate in Education but I am working in the field of serving 0-5. This degree gives me good way to pursue my education degree while I am working in full time. It's flexible but intense.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2020

This is my first year as a graduate student and ASU has been extremely instrumental and forth coming with all the tools I need to successfully meet my projected career goal and obtain my Masters degree. In addition more than 77,000 ASU students earned their masters, doctorates and professional law degrees in the last 10 years at ASU.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2020

Arizona State University was fantastic at working with me to apply for my graduate program. While I was still completing my Bachelor's at a different university, they were able to understand my situation as a military service member and assist me in the application process. I was accepted into the program without even being complete with my Bachelor's. The advisors were fantastic with explaining the entire process as well as reminding me that military Tuition Assistance will not cover the entire tuition and that I will need to seek other funding. The online functions and program are incredibly easy to navigate and conduct course work. I highly recommend ASU to anyone seeking a Master's but does not have the ability to attend a physical institution.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2020

More than 25 years ago my mother and I hopped into her (now vintage) Honda Civic, armed with road snacks, several California maps and Thomas Brothers Guide books, and embarked upon what we heard was the traditional method of selecting an institution of higher learning on a college tour road trip. For 1 week during school break we pinpointed colleges of interest, on recommendation from my High School Counselor and visited campuses. Despite promises of athletic scholarships from a few far off schools, I chose somewhere closer to home and paid full fare at UCLA. I am a first generation college graduate. While paying off the degree was worth every penny, I struggled to do so, (having come from a lower-middle class family), I worked full time every summer and part time throughout school to pay my way. It would take me 10 years to pay off the remaining balance. When I did write my final check, I promised myself that when I went go to graduate school, I would try to take advantage of scholarships, to ease the burden of studentship. My Graduate School selection would come by a different path, with the goal of selecting an appropriate professional program to advance my career- fortuned favored me. I came to ASU first, for a position as an immigration advisor, and would find a suitable program once I became comfortable in my job. Not only was my supervisor incredibly supportive, but the degree program administrators in my degree of choice have been just as encouraging before and during my 1st year in. As luck would have it, my degree program is ranked one of the top in the nation- a fact I had only learned after I had been accepted. Without the larger structure of community and services at ASU, I could not imagine working full-time while pursuing a degree program. Despite the scale of the university (100,000 students) my name is immediately recognized by my program advisor and our career-services advisor sends constant local networking positions available to students in the form of lucrative internships and post-graduate career opportunities. Furthermore, the degree program has a massive amount of flexibility and customization in the way that elective coursework is handled and approved. I have been able to modify my focus specifically on comparative international higher education, whereas other universities may not give such quarter. The larger ethos of the University, that of innovation, inclusion and diversity, is ever-present, both in the attitudes expressed by administrators, faculty and my fellow colleagues. I feel fortunate that I fell into my graduate program and am excited by the academic and career opportunities to come.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently pursuing a master's degree from ASU in an effort to change careers. The courses are completely online, which is wonderful for my busy lifestyle as they provide flexibility. The interface allows for open communication with the instructor as well as between students. The degree I am pursuing does require quite a bit of experience in order to obtain the desired career and I wish that the online degree provided more direction with obtaining those experience hours.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Mary Lou Fulton offers an alternative path to teaching. Whether you're starting a new career as an educator or are looking to improve your credentials, you will become more knowledgeable in education policy and practices. I enjoyed going through the program with my cohort, I really got to know my peers, and I worked with all of them in different ways throughout the two years. It gave me the ability to meet teachers outside of my school district and hear about different perspectives on education through Arizona. I enjoyed the variety of professors that taught the classes. They were supportive of all the teachers in the program and offered useful advice that could be applied in the classroom. At times it was difficult to balance teaching and completing a Master's program, but the small cohort and support from the professors helped complete the program successfully. I would recommend this program to people in Teach for America, and teachers who work at a charter school and have not yet received their certification.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019

Working full-time as a firefighter/paramedic I found the value and quality of education I am currently receiving from Arizona State University to be second to none. I searched for a few years after finishing my bachelor's degree and found the majority of graduate degree programs in the public administration and fire service fields of study to be either overly expensive or require too much of a time commitment for graduate studies, which can be difficult for a working adult with a young family, like me. At ASU I have found the entire process from applying to completing coursework at graduate level to be affordable and with the help of the excellent staff supporting the online graduate program I was able to find the flexibility in my course load for me to be successful in my pursuit of a graduate degree. I really can't say enough about the staff at ASU and my experience thus far has been amazing. I would highly recommend the online programs at Arizona State University, especially for working adults, as I believe that ASU has found the right formula for being affordable while providing a supportive and flexible balance to ensure success for their students.
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