California State University-Long Beach Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 112 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 37,446 (32,195 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,718 in-state; $16,646 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Very good school for the price with overall good teachers.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The MFT program has been challenging, which has allowed me to work hard and give it my all. I like the design of the program, students can finish in 2, 2.5 or 3 years. Professors are very helpful. Every single class is helpful. Professors show great support. Some of the cons of this program is that all classes are back to back without little room to take everything in.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

Anytime someone asks me what the strongest aspect of the CSULB Masters in English program is, I immediately respond, "It's the faculty." They are fantastic, brilliant minds attached to human personalities (something all too rare in the academic world) who deeply desire to see their students move forward in their chosen career fields. I would never have expected to receive the kind of personal advising and support that I receive from the faculty at CSULB. Faculty will make or break your graduate experience, and CSULB's English graduate faculty are fabulous. Other pros: The student diversity at CSULB makes for a lively and active campus community. Some students will have the opportunity to teach either literature or rhet/comp at the masters level, which is an unusual opportunity and a fantastic experience. The program offers a strong rhet/comp component for those interested in that area. The MFA/MA options ensure an academic discourse that is both critically rigorous and continually creative. Cons: California is BROKE. Don't expect any kind of financial aid package except maybe some Stafford loans. The department does offer a number of scholarships each year, but they are competitive and you can't apply until the end of your first year. Expect to finance the program through loans and personal savings. That said, as a CSU, Long Beach is relatively inexpensive compared to other graduate programs. You may find that the tuition is comparable to other programs that provide financial aid, but have a higher baseline sticker price.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall the program is great. Prospective students should be prepared to lead their own education because students are expected to find their own solutions to problems and network independently.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

CSULB has one of the finest graduate programs for Physical Education. Professors prepare students for real world situations in and outside of the classroom. The program is great because it is designed for working professionals, so classes are very diverse. You may be in a class of veteran teachers, new teachers, and some who are new to the profession itself. It is an overall great experience that provides one with mentoring and career networking opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors in my program are very knowledgable and most are working in the field. The only downside so far was the lack of a reminder for the financial aid application priority deadline.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is challenging and the professors represent different specialty fields. The faculty is readily available and very helpful with questions pertaining both to their respective classes and the program as a whole. The school is unable to provide a good variety of courses each semester and it is difficult to find courses that are both in your field of study AND satisfy the requirements to graduate "on time."
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2011

The political science graduate program at Long Beach State would rival any in the country. The professors expected a high level of work and for students to be prepared to contribute and participate in discussions every class. The professor availability and enthusiasm was the best part of the program. They were very engaged with the graduate students which helped to maintain an open dialogue with the material bringing student interests and current events into the classroom.
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