Ball State University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.17 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 96 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,196 (16,602 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 70% part-time, 30% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,904 in-state; $21,018 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The online program is so convenient for full time workers. It is very easy to access and navigate. The program does a great good making you feel connected and you really get to know your professors. This can be tricky for online courses but I always feel my teachers are available for questions and concerns. I also feel connected to my classmates through meaningful discussion board conversations. It is a great program and great for continuing to learn and grow in my profession.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The material is amazing and I feel way ahead of my colleagues. I do not get as much hands on experience as I would like though.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I completed my bachelor's program at BSU and am now moving on to complete my MA at BSU. I have received a lot of support from staff.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I take online chases toward my M.A. One of my classes does not have any recorded or live lecture. Exams are based solely on the reading without any teaching of the material. I am extremely disappointed with this course. I paid to be taught not to be told what to read to teach myself. My other class has a lot more resources. The text is easier to understand and it utilizes modules, recorded lectures, and other videos. It is much more effective at teaching the material. Overall my experience with the online program sofar is mediocre. Currently, I would rate the program a 5 on a scale of 1-10.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I've only just started the program and I am only online but the work is manageable and the professor is great.
4.88 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of this program include the flexibility of the course work and study time that can fit into an already busy schedule. Having to take this program on campus would be exceedingly difficult. The technology available to us is near flawless, as is professor and peer support in the on-line forum. The graduate adviser for the degree is always accessible and responsive to emails, that being our primary mode of contact. In order to increase participation and simulate the collaborative nature of a campus program, there are requirements to participate in discussion boards, form group projects and assist each other in any way possible. Ball State offers one of the few master's program for ABA therapy that meets the coursework requirements to sit for the BCBA exam. The cons of this program are visible in the low rating simply because they do not apply. The transportation, student diversity, social life and safety are not applicable fields for me to evaluate my program on. As for the validity of the degree, that remains to be seen. But, I expect the demand for BCBAs will continue to increase and with the demand, Ball State will no doubt become a leading university for aspiring analysts.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Online program makes it easier to work, but harder to ask questions.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am enjoying the program that I'm enrolled in because my online classes allow me to continue to work while going to school. I can still keep my job, spend time with my family, and go to school. I like the flexibility of the schedule and the material that is being covered.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

First semester MBA student through the distance program. This was exactly what I wanted in a graduate program. Great use of technology- I feel included even though the majority of my classmates attend class live each week.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the pros of being in the Physiology gradute program at Ball State University is its intensity. The student must learn the information to an expert proficiency and be able to functionally apply it in a real world-scenario as opposed to simply being able to regurgitate information. Another benefit of the program is the dual prepration for a career in Medicine or in Research (Industry). One of the disadvantages of this program is the availability of the core staff for office hours and regular meetings with students. I spent an entire semester trying to meet with one of the professors and never did because she said she was too busy and gave me bonus points instead.
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