Bowie State University Graduate Program Reviews

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79%
of students recommend
(3.78 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 34 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 5,430 (4,315 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 57% part-time, 43% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,956 in-state; $14,176 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The department has faculty that has actually practiced in the field so we are learning beyond theory. However, the administration has always been disorganized and has not improved much since I completed my undergraduate coursework at this university.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty and staff members at Bowie State University make the graduate experience priceless. They are willing to assist and share as well as instruct, and I leave feeling equipped both by my studies and my interactions with them. Unfortunately, the administrative side of the school has not been as convenient. This is an area that has caused the most concern.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The MPP graduate program is small but full of wonderful professors and classmates that help you make real world connection.s
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- Not expensive, great location, small student to teacher ratio, evening classes Cons- Workload, career support,
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: 1. Access to faculty advisement is great. Professors are very dedicated to their students when asked for extra hours to explained material, or to offer career advisement. 2. You can always choose between thesis or comprehensive exam. 3. Access to different events through the semester which allows you to build up experience in networking with qualify and high profile professionals in the communications area. Cons: 1. The building is old. However, they are remodeling the whole campus so it's just a matter of time to have better installations for the communications department. The rest of careers have amazing installations and even a green environmentally friendly student center that is just gorg.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: 1. Dual program in Human Resources Development & a certificate in Project Management in a valuable time. 2. Professors treat you as an individual no a number. 3. Classes are small which allows students to have more of the professors attention and learning process has more quality Cons: 1. classes are intensive because they are divided in 8 weeks periods, which sometimes could be a lot of hours per class. However, If you work hard you can finish your degree in a considerable fair time. 2. Some classes are only available on specific semester. However, if you plan ahead your student course guide with and advisor you will be ok. 3. Saturdays class...No what you are looking forward to but at the end of the day it's just for one semester or two so you can do it!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Just entered into the program so I can't really rate the pros and cons as of this moment.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2014

i feel that the pros of the graduate program is that it has smaller classes and it fits your schedule the cons of this program is that bowie state communications program is not very good. there are only like 3 grad teachers and you are forced to take the same professor over again.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Bowie State University has an excellent counseling graduate program. The professors really work with the students and push them to excel both personally and professionally. The professors are always availabe and ready to help when needed. More resources to attending conferences and training would be an added bonus to the problem. Having the opportunity to apply theories from in-class learning to practical experience makes for a succesful well-rounded graduate student. Overall, I am very pleased with the progress of the graduate program and happy to be a student at BSU.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is very credible and I love it. A pro of my graduate program is having knowledgable professors in their focuses; all having had years of experience prior to education. However, a con is knowing that all students are not being challenged. Graduate students in my program can be challenged more in the way that we critically think. This can be done by doing more hands on activities and trial and error attempts on surrounding classmates. If these techniques were effectively utilized throughout the entire program I know more students would leave each season having both a strong textbook understanding as well as an applicable reference stored away mentally.
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