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

4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The Ph.D. program in school psychology is great, and has provided me with many opportunities to develop my professional skills! Although the surrounding area is not very exciting, I would probably choose this program again after my experience thus far.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

There are many pros and the most important one is having an excellent piano teacher. This school was absolutely the best option for me because of how thoughtful and skilled my professor is. I have felt a lot of support from the Music Department in pursuing my dreams and goals. I could not have encountered a better place to be at the moment. The only con is the small city of Muncie where it is located. It is difficult to find things to do outside of class that will help students relax and live a balanced life. There are no venues for arts entertainment outside of the school such as theaters, an orchestra, dance or anything that could also help student's artistic growth.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The Educational Psychology program is nationally accredited and Ball State has significant status as a school of education. The program offers applied internships that relate directly with the education being received. Professors are helpful and encouraging.
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.
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