California State University-Long Beach Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: 1)Faculty are friendly and willing to work with their students. 2)Courses for program do a good job of preparing students for industry jobs. 3)Quiet study environments always available 4)Courses help challenge students and make them better mathematicians. 5)Student and faculty diversity. Cons: 1)Program needs improvement on communicating with new incoming students. 2)Website for program needs to be better managed.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

I love math and that's why I decided to go beyond my bachelors of science but the oct of education definitely hinders, not only my own, but many other's opportunity to attend graduate school. Although, I am fortunate enough to continue, working and being a full-time student gets extremely stressful. Luckily, such a beautiful/scenic campus helps relax me!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I have been very fortunate to be a part of California State University Long Beach. The professors and supporting staff have been beneficial in answering questions in regards to my degree and how I can best apply my newly gained knowledge upon completion of the graduate program. In comparison to the UC system, the Social and Cultural Analysis in Education degree at Long Beach is the most comprehensive. Although enrollment into courses is sometimes challenging due to limited space, the academic counselors try their best to provide feedback on alternate courses to enroll in order to satisfy degree requirements.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I think we have great health education courses but not enough structure to our program. I would like to see more mentorship as well as research within the health sciences.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2014

Some of the best art facilities in southern California and a wide variety of disciplines. Accessible and supportive faculty, good peer group and great surrounding town. The only improvement would be a bit more career support for moving into the LA art scene. Oh, and its actually affordable! (compared with Otis, CGU, CalArts etc)
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall program is well structured to teach practical skill sets for public administrators.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2016

CSU Long Beach has a campus that is easy to fall in love with. The professors in the Sports Management Program are the ones that like to see you succeed and are always open to give you some advice.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

You have a wonderful support system from your peers to your instructors. It is one of the only programs that allows you to teach your first year so you begin to make money while you are in school. You also will have two years of well-guided teaching experience when you are done with the program. The campus is beautiful and everyone is friendly. It is super easy to make friends and the faculty is superb.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

I loved everything but wish there were more faculty
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The Student Development in Higher Education (SDHE) program is a well-known graduate program that, over the course of three years, transforms an individual into a moral, ethical, and professional student affairs practitioner. The network, that comes with being a part of this program, is priceless. SDHE graduates are practicing their calling all over Southern California and beyond. Where ever you may be, there is always an SDHE alumna close by! The program's faculty can attest to the merit of the program, as their previous titles include deans, community college chancellors, and current practitioners in the field. Along with the incredible faculty, the program quickly exposes you to the field with a practicum in your first year and two fieldwork experiences in your third year. The cons of the program can also be restated as a benefit in that it is a full-time, 57 unit degree that takes three years to complete.
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