Arizona State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.21 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • 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

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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2017

I believe overall, Arizona State University is an exceptional institution. The campus is beautiful and safe, the student population is diverse and friendly, and the faculty is knowledgeable and helpful. I pursued my undergraduate degree at ASU and am now pursuing my Master's here as well. I had such a positive experience at this school that while I was accepted to UCLA, I chose to stay in Arizona to continue my higher education. The only cons regarding my experience at ASU would be the lack of financial aid for graduate students and the facility for my specific program. In terms of financial aid, I believe for undergraduate students ASU is more than helpful. I had half of my tuition covered by a scholarship based on my high school performance throughout the four years and it helped tremendously. When applying for the graduate program, I was surprised to learn there was a strictly limited opportunity to gain a scholarship or any financial aid based on academic performance or other typical criteria. The only chance I saw at any aid was with a teaching assistant position, which I applied for but learned that due to limited funding for recent years, the positions are less likely to be filled. Thus, learning that you could be qualified for the position but the school lacked the funding necessary was extremely disappointing after having such a wonderful undergraduate experience, specifically in terms of finances. My second and last con would be the design school building. While other buildings around campus are for the most part renovated and updated, the design school does not reflect the standards we are taught whatsoever. In fact, one studio class period this past year each student measured the restrooms throughout the building to check for ADA regulations and almost all of them failed horribly. Aside from the technical aspects, it is also by far the least attractive building on the exterior (it resembles a prison with bars covering all of the windows) and much worse on the inside. The technology, computers and printers, are very impressive and the projects produced by the students are outstanding, I wish the same could be said about everything else within the facility. Studio time is crucial for design students and we spend 3-5 hours minimum in them every other day. To work in a cold and depressing room on a nearly daily basis makes the time spent very difficult that students often work elsewhere and cannot wait to leave the building. Aside from these two cons, I have nothing bad to say about my experience at ASU. My positive experience reflects the positive institution and education I received in the past few years.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Great school, with quality programs and good student support.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently in a Master's lever Special education program focusing on behavior analysis with a completion date of 8/2015. I feel the program offers the necessary course work to give confidence to those who graduate from ASU. The cons are the price of the classes, but we need to realize the outcome will be worth it!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The museum studies program is a great one. It has staff that are very helpful and finding employment after graduation is much easier than at other schools.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I think the MEd. program is wonderful and would recommend it to anyone looking for an advanced degree in education.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an exceptional program with quality Professors.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

ASU offers a variety of classes but I feel it should offer more classes that are more geared towards professional development of necessary skills.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Within the Psychology program, there is definitely not a balance between the different area divisions.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

After just completing my first year at ASU in the clinical psychology program, I can say I'm in love. I have received a lot of support from my mentor as well as the rest of clinical faculty and those from other areas. Whether it is a question about class concepts, an issue with clinical work, or a problem I'm mulling over in my own research, I feel comfortable approaching any faculty member at ASU for help and guidance. Moreover, the program as a whole really takes on a familial nature. In the fall, we host a camping trip for all years to meet and mingle with the new cohort- and to escape the summer heat! Every semester we host social events for everyone in the department to get together and know each other in a more casual setting as well as host semesterly research symposiums to learn about the research projects our peers and faculty are undertaking. I also feel empowered to speak about the issues that face our department or my cohort. Though I feel supported, the career focus is primarily on clinical research and not much exploration as to more creative uses of our PhD. The Phoenix area can be pricey and in some areas does lack a sufficient transportation system, but overall, ASU is located in the collegiate town of Tempe with a new lightrail that goes straight downtown and some reasonable housing options. Phoenix as a major metropolitan city is extremely diverse, but the most recent cohort of ASU clinical students does not represent this. Nevertheless, I have really loved my experience and feel this is the best fit for me.
1.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Stay Away! I committed to a masters degree program based heavily on their marketing/website, but apparently it didn't/doesn't really exist. My registration opened in February and now (in May), there are still only three classes available in the whole department (not in the prescribed curriculum). I've discussed with other students in the same situation. This was NOT a problem in other schools I attended. (I gave neutral ratings on the things that were not applicable to distance students)
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