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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons: for being a graduate program, the school does not offer as many graduate courses after normal work hours. Pros: the courses are directed towards teaching and class discussion, which helps for anyone looking into getting into teaching or presenting articles/works at seminars.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Its a great social justice program with lots of hands on experience. The small size of cohorts makes for a better learning experience. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and accessible to students.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The Master's in Public Administration is fully accredited, I chose the Distance Learning program because of the fact that the courses are pre-selected, guaranteed and you have the same group of classmates from the beginning to the end. It works great with working full time and finishing my degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the English graduate program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) are: great faculty and staff that are professional and knowledgeable; excellent programs and extra curricular activities offered; competitiveness is high even though the program does not require GRE scores for admittance purposes; great location; and great academic atmosphere. The cons of the English graduate program at CSULB are: not too many courses are offered every semester, but nonetheless, they offer most overall; and not too many courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate day-shift working students (which at the graduate level, most students work during the day).
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my graduate program. I have only been at CSULB one semester but I have learned plenty already. The professors and my colleagues have been great and helpful. Everyone has been open and willing to participate. I have enjoyed the fact that many of my colleagues know how to work as a team and are willing to answer any questions. I believe that in order to survive a graduate program you must have the well-rounded help of all people, faculty and your colleagues. I have yet to find any cons - maybe the tuition price!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the pros of my graduate program is that students have the opportunity to receive the advising and mentoring one needs to realize his or her dreams because of the student-centered philosophy.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The seminar talks are interesting, courses are challenging, midterms are on subjects from homework and lectures. Cons: Some professors have terrible hand writing, being in this program destroys the possibility of enjoying weekends.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

California State University, Long Beach, has a strong reputation for excellence in the field of Health Care Administration. I think the training for the industry is exceptionally realistic and I feel confident that I will be competently prepared to enter into this highly dynamic industry after graduation. The drawback is the high cost living in Southern California. In spite of the fact that CSULB is a university subsidized by the state of California, tuition is high enough to have an adverse impact on a student's quality of life.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The environment and the education are extremely encouraging and challenging, but the quality of supplies and cadavers seem to be lacking, likely for financial reasons.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Relevant program for current and prospective math teachers. Good feedback on submitted assignments. Cons: Inefficient communication skills (language barrier) of professors. Assignments lacking purpose (busy work). Unorganized courses. Poor use of instructional time.
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