California State University-Fresno Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
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(3.95 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 61 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 24,136 (21,482 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 30% part-time, 70% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,577 in-state; $16,505 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Just starting an online program so it is difficult to rate.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I am doing Masters in Industrial Technology from fresno state and this is my final semester. I will be graduating in May 2015. These 1 and a half year in fresno is one of the best times i have had. The support and help from professor was commendable and the faculty was encouraging which made me complete my masters in just 18 months. There is lot of diversity on campus which makes this place a happening place to complete your studies. Yes there are few drawbacks and that is ok because the university staff works hard to make a students life as normal as possible. Fresno state is an amazing place to be at and the university ranking for sure stands high.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I can relate to many future clients in regards to their current and previous experience. I grew up in an environment of poverty with migrant parents that had domestic fights every month. My siblings and I witnessed as my father dealt with alcoholism. I was a high school drop-out and gang affiliated. I grew up with sisters that were teen moms and brothers that were arrested for drug possession in addition to other criminal charges. Although my personal experience is sufficient to relate and understand my future clients’ point of view, my professional life will prepare me to better assist them to move forward from their crisis. I worked for Rebekah Children Services as a residential counselor with troubled youth that had experienced emotional, psychological, and physical abuse. My duty was to decrease their high-risk behavior. As a residential counselor for Rebekah, I participated in-group counseling with the troubled youth. Some of my duties were to over see the clients, and demonstrate strong communication skills to decrease or eliminate any violent outburst towards themselves, staff, or other residents in the center. This agency was the last opportunity for some youth to have a second chance before they were incarcerated. Since it depended on the improvement in their behavior. As a residential counselor for Rebekah Children’s Services patients would cooperate when I was straightforward in regards to the consequences of their inappropriate behavior. I noticed that children would cut or hurt themselves to see my reaction. As soon as I would inform them that the only person they were hurting was them-selves they would then stop their behavior. I would inform them I did not want to be the bad guy but for their own safety, do to the dangerous behavior, I had to write a report and escort them to the quiet room. If I reacted aggressive in trying to remove the weapon or hold them in an aggressive way while having an authoritative tone they would agitate them-selves to the point they would react in a more aggressive behavior. On the first day the troubled teens came on board, I had a one-on-one conversation to give me the opportunity to plant a seed of trust through honesty. Through consistency I was able to work, build trust and cooperate with trouble teens that were physically, emotionally, and psychologically abused by adults or other children. I worked with children that would harm them-selves and others due to minimal or no emotional self-control. I also, participated in a daily basis on promoting self-control, behavior implementation, counseling, and healthy social group activities to promote healthy forms of releasing stress, aggression, and friendly rivalry. Another previous professional position that has prepared me to advice and counsel my future client was as an Eligibility Worker. My title of Eligibility Worker II in Monterey County allowed me to learn how to process applications for individuals in the community requesting Med-cal. I would also inform, contact, and process each individual’s case confidentially and multi-task while learning rules and laws do to Obama Care. As an Eligibility Worker for Monterey County I assisted individuals that were going through economical hardship by assisting them in requesting Medi-Cal and reviewing their case to know if they were available for Cal-Fresh or Cal-Works. In this position I had the opportunity to interact and aid individuals with substantial economical hardships like monthly income, food, medical needs and jobs. I volunteered as a sexual assault counselor for Monterey County’s Rape Crisis Center. Outreach methods that are designed to inform the common public of their services and available resources not only for friends, family members of survivors but for the survivals themselves. A few of my duties were to have my phone on 24/7 expecting a call from a client wanting to report an assault or just to know more about the agency. My volunteer work as a sexual assault counselor enables me to understand survivors that have been abused. Further more, this position allowed me to implement essential steps to make them feel safe enough that would allow them to want to speak about their traumatic event. Some unmet needs that I was able to observe were when a male sexual assault counselor was incapable to participate or aid the survivor. The reason behind this was that the attackers were mainly male, and survivors of female preferred to speak to female sexual assault counselors because they felt more comfortable. I advocated for my clients with their parents and the community in multiple outreach methods as an intervention specialist for Aspiranet. My duties were to inform the assigned social worker of the environment in the clients’ home setting and to inform the parents/client of available resources to relief some of their stress dealing with asperger down syndrome, an intellectual disorder and many other disorders which may over lap the client. As an intervention specialist I implemented behavioral tactics to better improve children’s behavior with intellectual deficiency and other disorders. I also, promoted the agency by informing classmates of available job opportunities to apply since the organization lacked sufficient intervention specialist to fully have the positive effect in the community. For Aspiranet as an intervention specialist I would implement tactics and steps for improving safer behavior for children that had asperger, autism, Intellectual disability, and many other disorders. I would have five hours on a weekly basis to have a one on one session to introduce and re-enforce specific behavior. I worked with the social worker assigned to the case and the family to introduce and record behaviors outburst of the client, to create and format a plan to gradually improve the behavior of the child. Then, as an aid for bilingual special education I was assigned to a specific child and assisted the teacher in her lesson plans. I would advocate for the child in academic progress and required material to reassure their academic success. I also encountered unmet needs of students as a teacher’s aid. There was a lack of one-on-one support for every student dealing with learning disability, emotional, psychological, social issues in the high school. Programs that aided student at home did not involve with teachers or administrators to assist the client with his/her behavior and academic status. As a Bilingual Teachers Aid in Soledad School District I worked in assisting the teachers on implementing the daily teaching method. I monitored multiple groups of teens dealing with multiple issues such as gangs, depression, learning disabilities, and many other social/economic issues. Another main duty was to implement learning strategies to re-enforce teaching techniques to prepare the students to finish high school and to prepare them for higher education. During my volunteer work in Seaside High school, I focused in the opportunity class aiding troubled teens. I worked with high school teachers and students by participating in class activities. This opportunity was very special because I was able to help and motivate at risk teens to continue their education and reach a higher education. Later at the same school, I participated in a program called Imagine College. This program allowed college students to arrange student-home visits with both the student and the parent. During the home-visit we would talk about the students development including their strengths and weakness. Toward the end the student, parents and I would set goals for the student and we would make a contract that he or she would graduate from high school. I grew up from humble beginnings and with a can do attitude. I have been able to achieve all my academic goals when I have set my mind to it. My academic history shows I have been able to pass all my classes as a full time student with the minimum time required. I have a strong work ethic that has push me to overcome any obstacle that has come across me. My strategies for success in graduate school are to set plans and goals for myself every week to be ahead of the curve of each academic class. I will be planning a monthly step-by-step goal to reach a successful semester and therefore guaranteeing my graduation success. Most important, is for me to build strong networking connections with my fellow classmates and my professors. I feel comfortable to communicate with my professors about questions, doubts, or hesitations. I have previously dealt with similar requirement to finish my 60 units and do volunteer work more the 16 hours a week while I was finishing the B.A. program. This has well over prepared me to have strong managing skills to schedule the required hours each week for the four semesters. I will move around my work schedule to fit my academic schedule to be able to accomplish my required internship hours. I will be able to achieve this challenge by preparing and altering my personal life to fit my academic needs to succeed academically. I do not have any other responsibilities besides my academics. Previously in my past academic experience attending college I was able to meet the requirements to graduate and transfer to a four year college in the minimum time needed. I repeated the same behavior in graduating with the minimum time expected for my BA degree. During this period I was working part time, volunteering, and was able to pass all my academic courses. So I have no doubt I will complete the masters program successfully. I hope to gain experience in the academic curriculum in preparing deeper practices on one-on-one, group, and community participation. As a student I hope to gain the opportunity to have more access in being involved in social advocacy. I am aiming to have more hands on experience in a professional setting to adapt a more efficient procedure by using policies, research, clinical and advocacy resources. I am dedicated to help individuals that are in crisis. I strive to finish my goals no matter what obstacles I encounter. One of my strengths is my strong social skill in being able to create a strong trusting relationship in the first impression. Another strong strength, is my bilingual skills. These strengths help me broaden my understanding and respect of other cultures, different views, and tradition. My adaptability skill allows me to shift and change different roles needed to be a good social worker to better help my clients. My strong listening skill allows me to understand what the client really needs to over come his/her crisis. I know that as a professional I will achieve all my objectives when I am given an assignment I will continue it until my job is done. As a former field worker I learned to work hard for log hours and to this day I still hold that discipline. I know I will be a great counselor since all my personal strengths, professional skills, have prepared me to succeed.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Helpful professors and kind cohort. Cons: Expensive living, parking is horrid, competitive undergrad, not enough spots for grad program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

California State University, Fresno is an amazing school to learn and enhance the skill set of a budding professional. Apart from amazing diversity and varied colors Fresno State can be a home away from home.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018

It is a new program, so it is still developing. The input you place makes a huge difference. All the students help each other succeeded. Most professors are very flexible and always have there doors open so you can walk in and ask several questions.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Faculty has been amazing and has been extremely helpful in providing academic support. Financial aid available but wish there was more grants offered for graduate students,
0.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

This program does provide you with a degree, however the faculty are too incredibly busy to be accessible or helpful. The program provides you with some vague resources to guide for searching for answers through the cluttered cloud of information that exists. The school, overall, lacks communication efficacy from its administration as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2016

Very strong physics department, the rest is of the secondary importance for me.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Fresno State has a wonderful counseling program, the professors, as well as the students, are supportive and helpful.
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