Boise State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 57 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 23,854 (20,186 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 74% part-time, 26% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,754 in-state; $24,070 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.2 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

Graduated from the Career Track MBA program. In short, it's lacking. Classes are very easy, especially if you've worked in business or took business classes during your undergrad. If you have work experience and are making $50k or more annually don't waste your time. They are very focused on just getting EVERYBODY graduated. Job placement is not a priority and neither is academic integrity. We had students caught cheating and one guy coat-tailed the whole program to the point he got kicked off his capstone team but he still showed up at graduation. If this is appealing to you then you should apply. The good - Your professors are genuine and will work with you to learn the material. It's pretty cheap and they have a lot of graduate assistant positions for the program. If you just want to party and get an MBA it's very doable and most of your classmates want the same thing. If you have zero business experience you will not be overwhelmed. In short, if you have zero business experience and no real career prospects, go. If you have any kind of career or think you'd like to get an MBA that'll open doors and plug you into a network, steer clear.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

With the exception of one professor in this program, I have nothing but good things to say about Boise State's Online MSW Program. They are organized and responsive to each individual student. I found a local field placement for my program in less than a month. I love my advisor and have had an above average positive experience!
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Boise State University employs an enhanced service learning component to both undergraduate and graduate learning. In the MPA program, service learning enabled application of public administrative theory through the continuation of a previous investigation into food insecurity on the Boise State campus. Our class built on the recommendation to address food insecurity by researching current university food pantry models in the United States and through a review of related literature. In addition, we interviewed local public administrators confronted by student food insecurity issues, as well as local community based food pantry managers and volunteers. The result of the service learning component was a presentation given to local non-profit leaders, Boise State administrators, and legislative representatives concerning food pantry implementation and sustainability practices, marketing and data collection practices, and collaborative partnership suggestions for a food pantry on Boise State University's campus. Through the innovative service learning component of the MPA coursework, what was once only theoretically analyzed and debated became conceptually implemented and applied for the betterment of both my fellow graduate students and I, and the Boise State student population. I would highly recommend the MPA program for this component of learning alone.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

The Educational Technology program at Boise State University has, without a doubt, made me a better educator. I have always be competent with technology but was definitely a bit intimidated by it. Through the classes I took and products I created over the course of this program I have become significantly less intimidated by technology, but more importantly I've learned so much about myself and the products I'm capable of creating utilizing technology. This is turn is brought into my classroom benefiting my students and their learning experience as well. The instructors in this program are extremely helpful and easy to communicate with and the online nature of the program lets you earn the degree in a flexible manner. As a full time teacher and single mother this program was the perfect fit for me and one I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to become more dynamic in their skills for educational or technology markets.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2012

It was a good school. Try to get scholarships, don't slack off, get it done.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2009

Boise State's Educational Leadership program has been a fabulous program for me to begin the next phase of my career. In the class, we are encouraged to create networking teams to help us grow through the class together. We are able to complete our reading and apply our learning through project based activities.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The Educational Leadership program at Boise State has been an amazing experience which has challenged me to change my view of administrators of public schools. We began with a weekend of team building and have continued to build relationships with our fellow students as well as our instructors. All of this has run parallel to fantastic learning challenges and project based learning assignments.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech & Rhetorical Studies)
Graduation Year: 2017

The communication program offers diverse areas of study along with an incredible staff that are available to guide students through the graduate process. The program offers thesis, projects, or tests in order to obtain your degree. All of the professors work on their own scholarship research and teach graduates how to publish their work or get into communication conferences. The experience is invaluable and also very challenging.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Before entering the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program at Boise State University, I did extensive research to find the perfect Master's program for me. The advisors at Boise State University from the start have helped show support through encouragement, words of wisdom, and assistance in tailoring my program to suit my needs. Although the program is fully online, I still receive the same care and commitment as I would have through meeting advisors and professors in person. The faculty and staff hold a genuine passion for what they do, and they remain engaged in and fascinated by what they teach their students. The care that I receive, alongside the objectives-driven curriculum, gives me the support I need to give all I can to this program while still maintain a full schedule, to keep learning and striving to reach my full potential. I am beyond grateful for this program and the growth it fosters in its students.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

This is a great school. Classrooms are small, professors are helpful, and Boise State offers a nice, positive environment, that encourages learning and getting involved in the community!
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