California State University-Long Beach Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 111 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 37,776 (32,345 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 42% part-time, 58% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,164 in-state; $17,668 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

CSULB's School of Social Work has a super diverse cohort for my year, and I believe each year is diverse as well. Different students from every ethnic/racial background, every age group, location, etc. It has been an awesome experience growing with my cohort and learning from one another. I love how the school makes very intentional efforts to decide our placements and works with the student to negotiate any issues at the placement. I also appreciate the faculty. Many are excellent resources of wisdom and knowledge. They can be very helpful and understanding too!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

The professors really want you to succeed in your classes. They also want to prepare you to work in the field of social work. The internship program is great in teaching you real world experiences to help you understand what you are learning in class.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2014

California State University, Long Beach has a very well established faculty in the Kinesiology department. I chose to specialize in Exercise Science and was able to complete the program in two years. Now serving as an exercise physiologist, I am able to speak about the application of the courses offered in a clinical setting, as well as in the process of looking for a career. There are very strong professors in the department that really teach what you need to know should you end up working in the field. However, the courses do not allow you to specialize enough to be strong in one particular area of exercise science (clinical, training, coaching, etc). Additionally, the curriculum does not prepare you for finding a job upon graduation. Jobs are very few and far between in the field and often require experience that could have been done as a student through internships. My advice is to go through the program (definitely do not regret selecting CSULB for my Masters), but to be in a place where you can subject yourself to as many internships as possible on your own (get out and travel!) as that is what will set you up for a career. I really had to struggle.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

In regards to the Nutritional Science Master's program, I believe CSU Long Beach provided a quality education. All instructors were very knowledgeable, passionate, and dedicated to their careers as educators and as professionals in their respected areas. They educated us on up-to-date research, which is very important in the field of science. They also discussed the importance of evaluating current research, which is also important since not all research studies are equal. They challenged us yet supported us in our academics. They also stressed the importance of diversity, cultural awareness, and the underserved in regards to healthcare. Overall, this program gave me a well-rounded education and prepared me in multiple aspects for my career in healthcare.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2009

Loved it. Great professors with tons of knowledge and experience.
2.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

The program was exactly what I expected it to be. I decided to pursue an MBA degree in order to increase my career options by changing the field that I had been working in since receiving my undergraduate degree. The CSULB MBA degree helped me do exactly that and I was able to find a job shorty after graduating, and have been here ever since!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

College was a great experience. When I found my calling, I pursued it to the fullest and with that 4-year education and good workplace experience, I got into grad school. The degree I earned has helped me immensely in my professional life.
3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2008

A very laid back atmosphere that encouraged students to challenge themselves and the norm.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Very good value. Cost is low and the aerospace coursework was great.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I loved this masters program. It worked for me because it allowed me to finish within a year while including an experience abroad. My year spent a wonderful week learning about the culture and talking to real businesses about how we believed they could improve. I would recommend it to anyone of my close friends.
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