Ball State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.17 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: 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

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4.33 out of 5.0
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
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
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.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program is the ability to take the entire program online. This allows me to keep my full time job as a teacher and work on the graduate courses when I am home from work. I do not have to worry about trying to rush to a campus to get to class.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

PROS - Professors always reach out and are open to requests and questions. Cons - Cost of books is a bit high at times.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Online access to a Master degree from a "real" university and one in which holds a good reputation and valued by employers.
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros is that it somewhat helped with networking and expanding knowledge which could possibly open more doors career-wise hopefully. The cons is that it is very expensive and coming from a family with not a lot of money it's extremely hard to pay for it.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

I really enjoy being part of the CICS program. My professors are excellent and always available to help me with anything i need. At CICS we have built a very close community and the programs Alumni actively recruit from the program for jobs.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a very new MFA program in glass, there are a few bumps in the road, but there is generous financial support, the faculty is great, and there's a great little community in the art school. Muncie isn't the most exciting place in the world but its kind of a perfect place to focus on your graduate studies!
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Ball State provided me with the opportunity to receive a great education online while I was working as a full time teacher! The faculty and staff were extremely helpful and were always available to answer any questions, comments, or concerns!
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