Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 55 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 17,644 (14,852 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,608 in-state; $15,260 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.6 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2011

College is great, if it's what you want to do. Don't go to college just because you feel you have to. You have to want to go, and go to class, and enjoy learning.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2009

Bowling Green State University is a really fun, supportive place of higher education. The campus has a fun environment and I will always associate it with fond memories.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

I very much enjoyed getting my Masters degree at BG. I was there for my bachelors as well as my masters. The professor go above and beyond to help their students. My graduate advisors have played a large role in preparing me, and to helping me get accepted into a PhD program which I will begin in August of 2017.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017

Bowling Green State University truly cares for their students and the experiences they provide for their student body proves that. This University has given me the skills to lead and excel in my profession. The opportunities at this University are endless. As a campus tour guide in the Office of Admissions I have seen the looks of perspective students as they end their tour of this campus, and one can truly see how much they loved the campus, the details of the University, and what we offer. Our Career Center exceeds other Universities. The Career Center is an option for students to network, enhance their skills, and grow as a professional. With over 350 organizations on campus, every student finds a passion and has the option to become a leader within their community. Experience is everything within our society and this University has given me what I need to excel and drive my passion to keep growing as a person and a professional.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

This is the first place I was actually challenged as a student
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

The public administration program at Bowling Green State University is a rigorous one. It is very challenging but, it will help you succeed overall. Professors are very understanding and helpful. My advisor was helped me throughout my entire program. She was very realistic and provided a lot of guidance when I needed to sign up for classes--she made sure I was following the right path for the career I wanted.
2.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The program lost a key player, and unfortunately, her workload (advisees, classes, etc.) fell in the lap of two new professors. Some of the classes of the graduate program doubled in size, which is unfair to the students who are paying for a high quality graduate program. Professors are overworked, although given what they have on their plates, they do an amazing job. Not enough practice or discussion is offered during classes to delve into the readings. Hoping this all changes for the best. No connection between 2nd and 1st year students is apparent. On the positive side, the adjuncts and faculty are very friendly and knowledgable in the field! They are fantastic resources and nice people.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

I am glad I joined this program. One of the few PhD programs in Media & Comm, at least in the Mid-West, that give equal importance to both humanistic and social scientific methods and is open to mixed methods as well. Very supportive faculty and peers
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2018

This is a great PhD program. Honestly, I was a bit scared when I first started. However, I've worked with some absolutely amazing faculty who truly care about my wellbeing and the work that I do.
1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010

Pros: The graduate program provides assistantships to offset tuition and living in Bowling Green is very, very cheap. The international student crowd provides a fair deal of diversity, and this crowd never fails to try new things and meet new people. The town is safe to walk around alone at night. Cons: Bowling Green is small, flat, and surrounded by agriculture. The nearest city is Toledo, about 30 minutes drive away. And most importantly, there are still some big names involved with the I/O psychology program, but the neuro-cognitive program is not what it used to be. Most of the Jedi faculty have moved on to other institutions or no longer conduct research or take graduate students. This program is in the process of building itself back up after a mass exodus of talent. Furthermore, this is a research institution. Thus, professors will prioritize their personal research over building and implementing appropriate class curriculum. Last, know that if coming into the program without a Masters, it will take much longer than 4 years to complete a Ph.D. Four years is a departmental average across all of psychology - I/O, developmental, neural and cognitive, and clinical. Neuroscience research is both time and labor intensive, which means it may take several years to complete one research project (at least two -one for a Master's thesis and one for a dissertation are required, plus additional coursework and a preliminary exam). However, tuition assistance is not guaranteed after 4 years.
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