Boise State University Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I live in Twin Falls, which is about two hours east of the BSU campus in Boise. The graduate program I am taking is facilitated at the community college campus here. Without this program, I would not be able to pursue my MSW degree in a live setting, which I feel far exceeds any online program for social science disciplines. The one con, I must say, is that the courses are instructed by adjunct professors and community professionals. While their information and work experience is highly valuable, the lack of teaching experience renders the quality of education a bit limited. Overall, I would certainly recommend this program to anyone interested in obtaining their BA or MA in Social Work.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Strong points - other people in our program, personal growth that occurred during program; Weak points - accessibility and communication, or lack there of, from faculty
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Have only taken a couple courses so far but have really enjoyed the quality of the professors and the content. Looking forward to the rest of the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel comfortable expressing my needs and feel I am heard and valued as a student.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Well known program and great support from professors. Some professors do not provide a lot of feedback
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program at Boise State is not exactly what I pictured it would be. The biggest con I have about Boise State is that the class size on campus is extremely large which makes it difficult to have one on one contact with the instructor. Another con I have is they do nothing to help you as far as finding scholarships and financial aid. The pros that I have for this school is that the location is great, Boise has a lot of out door activities to do which make the time you have away from school very fun.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program experience has a strong real world application. Many of my professors are currently working in their chosen fields so their knowledge and expertise is current. Projects were tailored to meet real world expectations as much as possible and many professors were open to allowing me to choose projects that would enhance my professional experience. I am not a fan of online education. It feels like busy work as conversations do not happen in real time and feel forced. I'm glad I only had to take a couple classes in this manner and had the opportunity to choose face to face contact. I did not apply for financial aid through the university as a part-time student so I cannot comment on that process. Diversity is limited in this area, though BSU does a good job of promoting diversity considering its location. Transportation is on your own. Busses run on limited schedules and walking is an option downtown in good weather, but you will want a car in the winter to get around the area. Overall, I am pleased with my choice to attend BSU and would do it again.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

I have had great support in the Graduate level at Boise State!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pro's of this program include working closely with professionals in the masters of social work on a weekly basis through internships that the school assisted their students with, having a challenging yet manageable coursework load and having the best librarian. The con's are mirrored in the pro's in that it is nearly impossible to hold a job and perform well making financial assistance crucial.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is ever-changing and developing year after year to make improvements. This is a small community that is dedicated to accreditation and research as the students perform to the best of their ability. The best part of the Counseling program is the cohort, we stay together and support each other and have become life-long friends who challenge and support each other academically. The program is run by all women, with a few adjunct male professors who do not have an education degree. As a group, we've spoken about wishing for more diversity in the faculty, however we do not feel entitled, and are blessed to be in a program who is developing amazing mental health service professionals.
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