Boise State University Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 56 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 22,086 (19,103 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 70% part-time, 30% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,166 in-state; $22,216 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2011

The graduate program at Boise State University offers a lot of flexibility throughout your journey during your master degree. I am very pleased with the support, and feedback I received from my proffessors. During my culmination activity my committee members encouraged me to continue working with my master project. During this past summer after two years of my graduation I converted my project into a book that is going to be published by March 2014. Because the great experience I had with students, professors and other members in general, I applied for the doctoral program in education. I started in this spring 2014. I am very excited, and as I result of my first class, we will be presenting our final paper in a Rouge Forum in Denver. Boise State professors are committed to work with you and offer you opportunities and experiences for you to grow in your carreer. I am very happy and pleased for all the knowledge, motivation, and experiences I obtained as part of my master program. Now, I can not wait until I start my dissertation and get my doctor degree. The only pros I will add to my experience is the lack of information many departments give you during your journey. I was an independent student that always read all the paperwork and do some research myself to make sure the information received is accurate. There were moments that many people will send you in different directions at the same time. But due to my determination, and independence I made my journey a really enjoyable one.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is rich different skills to learn in the field of Instructional design and performance technology. I really like the fact that they teach what they preach which is actually a learning methodology that works through apprenticeship, teamwork and hands-on practical application. The only thing I didn't like is one teacher who I thought was either particularly prejudiced towards persons who had experience in the field. Also, the live discussions by Skype were a bit intimidating. This seems to be a very well known program for persons who are already practicing the skills of an instructional designer, but need their Master's degree to move up or move on in their job. Many of your peers will already be working in the field, so you can learn from professionals, but they are also your competition for grades. Therefore those of us new to the theories are always left a little bit in the dark when it comes to the 'actual practice' we are asked to perform. Professors and counselors are helpful and willing to help, but there is a lot to 'teach yourself' particularly in the use of WORD charts and diagrams (shapes and illustrations) that you may have to teach yourself if you have no prior experience making diagrams. I'm not thrilled with the LMS system of Lotus Notes and did not especially like the number of books we had to buy when many times we rarely used them extensively. Considering the length of the courses, three enormous books at $100-150.00 each is really too many books to buy. Certainly for the amount of assigned reading, the professors should be more judicious about choosing only one book and adding resource articles for additional instruction. Team work across time zones requires non-cognitive skills such as leadership, civility, time management and sometimes new technology. I found the that I could do my work much faster alone than in a team but always learned more when I was in a team. Unfortunately, you can also get stuck in a lousy team and get a poor grade because of a teammate. I really feel that practice projects with team members is important while major projects for grades should be independent work.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I have enjoyed my program. It has been very challenging. The classes size is small and the quality of professors is high. I would like to see a more comprehensive screening process for applicants.
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