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

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3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

This semester will be my first on campus, I began school while living out of state and greatly appreciate the regular communication and assistance of my advisors throughout my studies. The downside to the program that I have found thus far is more towards the financial opportunities for part time students, even in the attempt to become full time, having access and regular information to scholarship/grant/fellowship opportunities. That being said, the program is excellent in regular communication with upcoming events, both volunteer and job offerings, course offerings for the semester, and ways to become more involved. The surrounding area has a variety of amenities, but this can also be somewhat problematic if you're looking to park close to or on campus depending on events being hosted in the area - again though, the light rail is available. The campus has made moves to be accommodating towards their students. I am actually in a concurrent program and hope to graduate with two Masters. I feel as though the professors as well as those advising seek to create an environment that is both challenging and supportive as students seek to gain further knowledge, experience, and expertise.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

The program offers a wide range of relevant courses, many top-class Faculty members offer their support and resources for learning. As always in life, what you take from the program depends on your own motivation and willingness to allocate your time and effort. If you go to ASU to get your PhD - recognize early on that you have a vast amount of resources at your disposal but you need to be active and results-oriented to take full advantage of them :). Good luck!
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The problem I have is that it is almost impossible to take care of my responsibilities outside of school (like paying utilities and feeding my kids) and finish the program. With the amount of returning students there are I would think that who ever designs these programs would keep us in mind when doing so
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

I have just recently been accepted to ASU, and will being in a few weeks. So far I have been impressed with the support I have received from ASU, there has been great communication, and I look forward to starting my courses. I am excited for this Curriculum and Instruction Program that will help me work towards my BCBA. There were very few programs I could find that would offer both a Masters of Education and the courses I need to apply for a BCBA simultaneously.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2016

I had a really great professor who was an outstanding teacher. However, I would have liked more options for courses and more hands on experience.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program at Arizona State University is perfect for the working professional. The main issues with the program is the lack of diverse teaching tools to enhance the classroom experience. Also, there is not a consistency in the types of classes are offered; such as, offering similar class styles every semester to allow working students to plan. Since the campus is spread across various locations, having a pan-campus experience is difficult due to the limited amount of public transportation. This can limit the social life component. A plus side is the amazing value on off-campus housing.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

There are still aspects of the university that I am unfamiliar with, such as social life, campus safety, and affordability of living. I began with an online course, the ability with which I am able to access course information is great, in addition to TAs ability to provide assistance, and the support from advising within the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I am enrolled in the distance learning online program, it is great for working individuals and flexible scheduling. The course work is the same as the traditional MBA, but you have to work through everything individually, this provides great opportunities to learn at every step. The cons are you do not develop face to face interaction with class mates, Skype and other online meeting groups can only take you so far. The value was great for not having to move or change occupation.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012

For my major, Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Downtown Phoenix Campus is located in the ideal place for networking, research, and having access to many law enforcement and judicial opportunities. The faculty encourages independence and self-sufficiency, where as in some aspects such as mentoring could have been improved. Otherwise, the program gave workshops, seminars, and conferences dedicated to various components that make up criminal justice/criminology (i.e. juvenile justice, sex-trafficking, law school, etc...). There needs to be more minority and women faculty hired to add different perspectives to the academic environment.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Great value for a law school. Career services could be more helpful, but ASU Law basically runs the Phoenix legal market, including externship opportunities.
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