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: 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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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)
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program in Secondary Education at ASU has good intentions-- they want to help mold educators for our modern world, not just keep the same teaching styles from years past. However, the method in which the instructors teach is for the most part identical to the old methods of teaching. The professors could benefit from "practicing what they preach", and I have learned more from my substitute teaching than I have from my classroom instruction.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I think the staff are really accessible and resourceful, which is a pro because they can make or break the education experience. The cost of living in Tempe is really high, and the dorms aren't any cheaper, which is a big con if you can't afford living.
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