Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.29 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 106 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,264 (247 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 6% part-time, 94% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $24,275
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

Set in a state forest, Bastyr University is the ideal setting for studies of natural health: surrounded by trees, an herb garden, health-focused student clubs and a delicious/nutritious cafeteria. Naturopathic medicine and the other degree programs at Bastyr are about walking the walk, learning to live the advice we give our patients and clients. The courses prepare students not only to care for others, but to care for ourselves.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr university MACP( Master counseling psychology ) program gives me the chance to study to become a counselor. The weekend format makes me to be able to have a balance of life as a mother and a student. I am an immigrant and my English isn't perfect. However, there is no huge language barrier. Bastyr university supports students who are minority and I feel pretty safe emotionally and physically which is important for us to study. Also, the way to take care people as whole in Bastyr university makes me realize the importance of our mental health which gives me a huge motivation to become a counselor and support clients. I recommend bastyr university MACP to whom considers to become a counselor.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr is a wonderful University. My program (Master's in Nutrition) in particular is challenging in the best way. My teachers are fantastic and very inspiring. I feel grateful to be going to school at Bastyr. The environment is welcoming and encouraging.
3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I have had a wonderful experience at Bastyr University. As far as I know, the program I am completing is the only graduate program of its kind- integrating nutrition and clinical health psychology in one masters program. Most of the degree programs at Bastyr are in the helping professions, and it is a wonderful place to learn how to treat the "whole person" in whatever field you may pursue. Plus....the school is literally in a state park! It's great to have nature trails for a break from the classroom. With small class sizes and a small student body in general, I have felt very supported by the faculty in my graduate school journey. And, for those going into clinical professions, the teaching clinic associated with Bastyr (the Bastyr Center for Natural Health) is a wonderful way for students get extra clinical experience. While no graduate program is perfect, I have been very satisfied with my experience overall.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington is one of the most advanced science-based natural medicine Universities in the United States. The inclusive community on campus as well as the clinical community at Bastyr Center for Natural Health provides a safe and sacred space to learn our trade. I live in Tacoma, Washington and have a family with two children. Despite the traffic, and the distance, I am fortunate enough to be a part of this community and gain knowledge of what will soon be my life's work. The seasoned staff is adept at both clinical and classical experience. Having the teachers in the classroom and working alongside them in the clinic help with actualizing our material and experience. Wouldn't trade this for the world.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

Pro: The ND program is at Bastyr is of the highest quality. The professors are committed to providing the best education so that the graduating students are the well-prepared, knowledgeable, and successful in their chosen profession. Con: Medical school is very expensive.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The program as a whole is wonderful. Most of faculty is exceptional and highly knowledgeable however, there are a few who faculty members in the Counseling Psych. program who are not particularly approachable. The program really dives into exploration of the self and has a multicultural and mind-body focus as well which is extremely valuable. It is best for the graduate who did not study psychology in their undergrad program as a few courses are review ie, statistics and research methods (which as a psych major I found to be annoyingly redundant and a waste of money). The weekend program is extremely rigorous especially the second year; do not expect to have time to work at all during your second year, first year you can probably get away with it. Overall, the sense of community at Bastyr is wonderful. The people, the campus is in the middle of the Saint Edwards Park which is Sanctuary like in of its self. The work load varies per instructor but I would say it is more in depth and intense work than busy work, unless you complete every single reading which in grad school is nearly impossible unless you are a speed reading machine. I would have liked to see more diversity within the program as including staff. Overall, I am so very grateful for my education and it was well worth it (minus the few stats courses etc). Bastyr is a very special and unique place and I highly recommend it if you are looking for an education that has a holistic perspective on mental health and well being.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2020

The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr is the Gold Standard in the field. I chose wisely and have not been disappointed. The cost of living in the area is high, on top of the inherent high cost of Medical Education. Count the costs before embarking on this journey.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

This is one of few schools that teach Naturopathic Medicine, which is the most beautiful and powerful medicine I have had experience with. The school's current administration however are making drastic financial cuts that is affecting the quality of our courses and the availability of qualified professors.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: integrated learning, tools on how to be a better test-taker, academic support Cons: lack of student diversity, poor financial service and career support
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