California State University-Fresno Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 59 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 24,405 (21,530 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,019 in-state; $17,523 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The Counseling Program at Fresno State is a great program. I feel like I have learned so much that is applicable to everyday life. There are a variety of courses to choose from as well as professors who teach the different courses. While Fresno in itself is not the most pleasant town to live in, there are things to do and nicer places to go. I attended this school because I was living at home, which made it very affordable. If I were to move out, I probably would have chosen another school, simply because of the town. The program itself is great and I feel is better than many of the programs in other California schools.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I like that the program is a professional science masters program so it is aimed at getting you into the workforce. However, the required classes have no lab components so you don't gain any extra laboratory skills which is what employers are looking for. They do offer 3 lab based electives which can make up for this shortcoming but the instruction goes longer than expected and causes students to be late for classes they have after that. Part of the program is doing an internship portion to better prepare for entering the workforce. This makes sense but the school doesn't have many connections with industry making it difficult for some students to obtain internships. Also, there aren't many available in the San Joaquin Valley so it requires relocation which is difficult if you have ongoing research to attend to on campus. Overall I think the idea of the program is good but it needs to address some of these issues in order to better suit the needs of the students.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is very challenging. Some things seems a little unorganized as it is a brand new doctorate program. All instructors are very helpful and always there. Upper class men are also very helpful.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Interior Design
Graduation Year: 2010

I loved the fact that the courses that the classes that were not required for the interior design program still seemed to fit with it. Having large classes helped in a way. The top students were able to help the professors by working with the students who needed more help. But there were also times when there still wasn't enough help and those who needed help had to look for help on their own one in a wile. Although I was not able to get a lot of help from my professors due to a large amount of students, I was able to get some help from a few of the professors who were able to make extra time.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, teamwork, great faculty, close-nit classes, great program to be a part of! Con: Some of the surrounding areas are not that safe
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are very approachable and truly want us to succeed.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2013

The Physics Department is close knit, has a lot of funding, and provides adequate support for its students. The graduate professors are excellent, always willing to answer questions and help you beyond class material. The downsides of the Physics Department is that the research programs are limited. There are two theoretical (gravitation, high energy) research professors and three experimental (high energy, condensed matter, astronomy) research professors. If you work hard enough to graduate within two years, there's enough financial support to pay for tuition and pay for traveling to present your research.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

all the professors are great and easy to talk to. they take there tume with a student if he or she needs extra help. the only thing i dont like about the program is most of the classes are held at night
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

I am enrolled in a cohort with a group of teachers who are also employed by the same district. Therefore the Fresno State professors come to us in our district. It makes it much easier verses traveling to campus after teaching. Plus another bonus is some of my districts administrators are teaching some of the courses therefore they will be teaching us they way they want to see our district grow and change.
2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff is definitely one of the pros of this program. The amount of care and attention shown to the students really makes students feel like they belong. The cons for me would be affordability. Textbooks are very expensive and that coupled with a full time schedule with limited paying work ability makes this a difficult situation. Another pro would be the campus. There is so much diversity among the students and the campus itself is beautiful though the concrete could use some attention as some areas could be considered a tripping hazard. The program is great and coordinators really work to make the process as smooth as possible for students. It's great.
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