Ball State University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.17 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 99 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,998 (17,011 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 74% part-time, 26% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,216 in-state; $21,834 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2020

The PhD program is one that is small so focused on the student. Students have access from the beginning to a hands on advisor as well as interaction with current doctoral students. One of the main things I wanted from a doctoral program was the flexibility to work on topics that are cutting edge and might just push the boundaries. Ball State Teachers College has allowed me to do that. They encourage us to defy the normative and create waves in the fields of education. My research so far has been influenced by top educational philosophers, technology gurus, and curriculum theorists trained by Michael Apple. Access to this knowledge further enriches my life as a student and I believe enrich my research. This program has provided me with the necessary training to even get accepted to present at a national conference. A rarity for a first year doctoral student. I would highly recommend this program for anyone wanting a one on one experience with access to top professors. You will find yourself part of a new family!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

I started at Ball State after transferring from serval different colleges. I have enjoyed every minute of it while being there. Excellent! I have been attending for 2years. The teachers are very professional, patient, and caring. I definitely made a good decision.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The professors are extremely informative and expertise in their field. The one problem I have is that sometimes it seems as though they just reuse old material and syllabus without updating them. They'll give out a model with a video to watch with no attached link with it, but they'll email you to inform you about this.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

School: University of East Anglia Program: Conflict and International Development. The program conflict and International Development was designed to explore societal issues on poverty, inequality, conflict, governance and equip students with the relevant skills to tackle these various global issues.Undertaking this course was an interesting fit for me as it provided me with the relevant knowledge and skill necessary to function in whatever capacity in any development-cum societal institution that focus on these issues
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Their online program was great since I lived out of state and i found their online classroom to be easy to use and manuveur. Most of the professors I had were very understanding and helped me to learn when things may have become difficult. My overall experience was very positive except for the administrating office for scheduling that messed up my classes when I was looking for one direction and got another.
2.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2006

Good technical background. Some professors with real world experience in practicing architecture. As a woman it could be difficult to get the same level of attention as male students.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I really love Ball State, and the online degree option worked well with my busy travel schedule.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Ball State's online Master's program for Educational Leadership was the perfect fit for me! With a newborn and a full time job, I was able to manage the work due to the flexibility of online classes. I could choose the pace at which I wanted to complete the degree, which was also a perk. There seemed to be an ideal balance of reading, writing, discussion, and assessment in most courses. I am a student that communicated with my professors regularly - for both minor and major questions. I appreciated that professors were available for office hours and via email. I completed the degree in less than two years; and passed the Building Level Administrator's Test required for licensure on the first try without purchasing additional study materials. I am currently in my second year as an Assistant Principal at the high school level!
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Ball State University has figured out the education field. I took both my undergrad and am currently taking my masters in education. I have been in the education field for 11 years and I can say they I was prepared better than most educators. I was in the classroom multiple times, made to think through the education process, and completely prepared for a career in education.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2006

The professors in the Communication Studies program really care about their students. They provide individual attention, help when you are struggling, and encourage you to meet the rigorous standards. This program helped me become more confident in all areas of my life.
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