Azusa Pacific University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 135 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 10,020 (5,770 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,692
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2.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

I thought APU would be more accepting but unfortunately I experienced a lot of racism on the campus. MSW program is average but there was no safe space for students of color which was bizarre to me because they actually accepted a wide range of diverse students. Students of color may have different needs than white middle class students and this was not acknowledged or addressed in this program by professors or staff. This program has high quantity work but low quality engagement with material which was disappointing for me because the learning environment should be invigorating and foster growth. This program is not necessarily interested in that instead its trying to make you into a cookie cutter of what they believe is a professional social worker. No need to think outside the box for this program. All you have to do is feed them their own jargon back.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The Leadership program at Azusa Pacific University is a strong program, preparing students for a variety of careers in various areas including ministry, coaching, academic leadership, arts leadership, and beyond. The faculty are actively engaged in their field, bringing new lessons and topics to each course, keeping the degree relevant. This program is available online, in person, or a combination of both, which is perfect for an adult student returning to school. Very practical degree, that empowers students to move beyond their current jobs and prepare for a market as leaders!
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021

I am currently in the ELM Nursing program at APU studying to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. The academics are outstanding. The professors are very knowledgeable and available for any help that a student may need. The classes prepare students for the NCLEX and for their careers. The program is very quick and intense. Their is a lot of work and it does not allow for a consistent job because the schedule changes constantly, however it is completely manageable. Students get a variety of clinical experience including med surgical, rehabilitation, Obstetrics, pediatrics, critical care and community health. The last semester is a 7 week residency in the hospital. This program is wonderful and I highly recommend it.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Azusa Pacific University has one of the best psychology programs in Southern California. The rate in which students get a job in their field after graduation is incredible and that is due to all the hard work and dedication that the professors put into teaching their students. I have only been there for one semester now and I already feel as though I will be successful as a therapist after graduation. The professors are truly there to help you succeed in your studies and your career. The faculty will work with you and be flexible as long as you communicate your needs. I could not have asked for a better school to attend and professors to bestow their knowledge unto me for my masters program.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2008

The tuition was affordable and the classes were flexible to fit my schedule. My professors were wise and relational and helpful.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Seminary there was intimate, challenging, and inspiring.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Very Christian school with Christian teachers and atmosphere
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2011

The school counseling program has excellent professors who are very knowledgeable in the field. Many of them have their doctorate degrees and many years of experience in various school districts. They do a good job of supporting our education and being available for questions and feedback as needed. The program structure could use some work, however, because it is not laid out in a very convenient way. Many students were surprised when we had to look for a practicum site last minute. I believe the department will work on these changes, as they have received this feedback.
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009

As a graduate of the MA and PsyD program, I was deeply disappointed with the learning culture at APU. Under it's current leadership, I watched the graduate psychology department shift their focus away from the "God First" Christian values and academic rigor promoted by the university toward an emphasis on the ideology of political correctness. If you ascribe to politics of the left, you will feel right at home. If planning to attend this program, expect to hear the drone of progressive rhetoric about the evils of white privilege, micro-aggressions, homophobia, inclusivity, xenophobia, and stereotyping. While multicultural diversity and liberal values are celebrated at APU, those with different views would do well to either abandon their more conservative values, remain silent, or be judged and labeled.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

Azusa Pacific University is a Christian university in Azusa, California. The university unfortunately resides in an area of town that is not particularly safe. The administration was welcoming and helpful. I will say that I have noticed that the online program in Information Technology moved very quickly and it was difficult to absorb the information. I felt that the projects that were given to us were not usually helpful in gaining an understanding of the subject. It is imperative for students to understand that they will need to be very aggressive in taking on tasks outside of their studies to gain experience if they do not have experience in their field of interest already. Overall, Azusa Pacific University was a good choice for me.
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