Benedictine University Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 5,954 (3,347 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 81% part-time, 19% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,695
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3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Taxation
Graduation Year: 2018

Benedictine, in itself, is a good university; however, its Master of Science (MST) program is a HUGE disappointment and I would NOT recommend it to anyone, not even my worse enemy. There are other universities in Illinois with much better MST programs (NIU, Depaul, U of I) and I wish I had gone to one of those schools instead of Benedictine. It seems that this program is an afterthought for those administrators in the Goodwin College of Business. They don't advertise the program like they do for the MSA and MBA programs; I went to an industry training and those who I had talked to had no clue that Benedictine even offered an MST program! As I progressed further into the program, I ran into an issue with either the classes I needed not being offered or them being cancelled due to low enrollment. I also had to take several courses as an independent study. I've had issues with financial aid and I was promised a scholarship but had a portion of it rescinded because I wouldn't be completing my degree within a 3 -year time frame (which isn't my fault because as I had mentioned before, some classes that I needed were either not offered at all or cancelled due to low enrollment). Not only that, but the programs is 16 courses, where other programs only require 10 -12 courses. My adviser wasn't much help either, which is a shame because he's the program director. I will say, however, that my instructors were very good for the most part. They really went out of their way to help me in areas where I had difficulty. They were very accommodating, easy to get in contact with, and knowledgeable on their respective topics. That part made the program a bit bearable. Bottom Line: DO NOT ENROLL IN THE MST PROGRAM AT BENEDICTINE!!!! I can't speak for the other programs but the MST program isn't up to par for me.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

Great as long as it's not going to put you in massive debt
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2012

I loved learning with the hybrid model of face to face classes and the online content. My degree increased my reading and literacy knowledge. I easily found a new position with my new skills and endorsements. Earning my degree, while working was very manageable. I was able to keep my family, work, and school lives balanced.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2017

I am at the very end of my Grad School program with Benedictine University with one one session of classes left and I would highly recommend BenU to anyone. Right from the beginning of my experience with the school they make you feel like family as if they genuinely care about you personally and your future. Anytime that anything comes up where you need assistance in any way there are countless people there to help. Attending the MSMOB program through Benedictine University was one of the best decisions I've ever made and it has truly set me up for success in countless ways for my future.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2020

The dual MBA/MPH program is great for students who are interested in Healthcare Administration but also want flexibility to explore other aspects of management. The small class sizes give you the ability to develop a deeper relationship with teachers and the fact that the whole program is also available online is helpful for students that are working full time like me.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019

The program is overall a great program, they give you real world applications from a practitioner stand point as well as a scholarly viewpoint. I have had a few issues with Financial aid, but who doesn't. Our professors are knowledgeably, and know a lot about the discipline. I do wish that they would give us more feedback when it came to our papers, assignments, as well as presentations.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

The faculty here is very supportive of your academic goals and will help to guide you in achieving them.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2017

Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude and admiration that I have for the individuals that I have worked with from admissions all the way through to all of our professors. BenU has truly changed my life in countless ways. I have learned more through their online Graduate program than I have in any of the universities that I attended in person (and I attended some pretty phenomenal universities). The staff at BenU is organized, knowledgeable, respectful, kind, and the list goes on. They truly care about you as an individual as if you were their sibling that they are watching out for. My program is 2.5 year and I only have 11 months left! I could not be more delighted with the decision I made by choosing Benedictine University. It was truly the best decision I have ever made!
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Great way to gain business knowledge firsthand if you did not study business in undergrad. Workload can be excessive at times, however expectations are clear upfront.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is CEPH accredited which is important for an MPH program. The faculty are helpful and provide timely feedback.
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