Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 389 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 65,390 (35,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $51,716
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4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Some of the Pros about the program is the quality of education that is required for each assignment. Also the variety of job placements that can come with a completed degree assists to enhance the intership experience. A con can be that there are sometimes network or connection issues that are mostly associated with new students.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Great area and professors. Sometimes it is hard to reach certain people in the program, but overall a very good experience.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the biggest pros of my program is the challenging work. Although, my classes are online, the high academic expectation is relavant; therefore, it's been a great learning experience The cons is that becuase there's a high expectation of excellence, there's not a lot of room for error, which can be a lot pressure for those not used to it.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

I like that the evening MBA program has the same quality of classes that the full-time MBA program does. The professors are accessible and so is the career center. It's also great to have people in my class from many different backgrounds and careers.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Boston University is one of the highest rated programs in the country for Sport Psychology. A major pro for this program is the immediate immersion into the field from the very beginning; the placement into surrounding universities for practice with athletes is something that I highly value. Admittedly, it is very awkward at first, but after getting the hang of teaching mental skills, which something the faculty is highly skilled at, it becomes second nature. The whole faculty is very approachable and wants to see every student succeed to his or her highest ability and will always be there to help achieve those goals, whatever they may be. They make sure that each student fully understands the program and the route that we have signed up for. Additionally, another pro about the Boston University program is that they stress becoming AASP certified which not many programs do and being an AASP certified Sport Psychologist is very pertinent. However, a con that they have recently changed is not allowing the students to fully understand the program they have signed up for. Many second year masters students graduate thinking that they will have the Boston Red Sox calling them to hire them as a mental skills coach, when that is not the case. Instead, they are more apt to work in the clinical fields of psychology or smaller and less professional sports teams, rather than with professional sports teams and become very upset by this. They do not understand what they have just done for the last two years instead of applying for their doctoral degree and continuing on to allow them to work with professional sports teams. The faculty has recently corrected this issue, however I know it has been an issue in the past. Otherwise, I believe Boston University is a wonderful Sport Psychology program. I would choose it over and over again.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program is incredibly competitive and rigorous, but it provides students with an amazing background and experience in the field of speech language pathology. The courses are interesting, made even more so by the obvious passion of the professors. Tuition is high, but it is an experience I would never give up.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros of my graduate program include its push for academic success. Although the program is challenging, it encourages me to work hard and challenge myself so that I understand the material and am truly learning all there is about the field of Social Work. The cons of my program are its availability of courses that meet the interests of all students and their desires. In addition, the support services and opportunities created by the school itself are limited and rely on the involvement of the students. It would be wonderful to see more staff and faculty involvement in student life.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2015

The heavy course load for an Advancd Standing would be the actual pros and cons of the school, heard a about less pt load but the high Nerb pass rate compensates for everything I guess.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

I felt that my program offered an invaluable experience. My professors were highly regarded in their fields and took the education of their students very seriously. However, my professors were often too busy to meet with students an/or return emails. While it was great to learn from these individuals, it was difficult to build a meaningful relationship with them outside of class. In addition, my program was in it's first year. It was a dual program between counseling and sport psychology. I am beyond fortunate to leave school with these two degrees and my opportunities in my career are much more vast than other graduates. However, there were some issues with the program that made it somewhat difficult to get all of the necessary education and experience before graduating. Overall, it was a great program, but I would have liked to know more about the program before I had entered it.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

I chose this program, because it has a reputation as one of the best programs to help you get into medical school. This program was rigorous and difficult, but it helped me get what I set out for. I will be attending medical school this fall. I strongly think it was worth it. This was an extremely well run program with a lot of support to help us achieve our goals.
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