California State University-Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 27,680 (23,458 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 28 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 49% part-time, 51% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,621 in-state; $16,549 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

Classes are challenging and rewarding! All of the professors in the program are great as well.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The K-12 Educational Leadership program has a very diverse student cohort, which provides for varied and rich class discussions and interests. The professors seem to be very supportive so far and also very knowledgeable.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros about my graduate program is the Professors are great. They are always friendly and willing to answer any questions i may have. the Cons is registration. Schools are very impacted so depending on the amount of students, sometimes my registration is not good. However, i am still able to get into some classes without trying to add.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of graduate school at that once I complete the program I will be able to obtain a position in the Social Work field that will provide me with more experience and will allow me to eventually fullfill my dream of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Masters Programs provide more subject specific education and allows for students to go into their field of study with more insight into their field of choice. The only con of a Master program that I see is that it costs a lot of money and makes it difficult for students to work during the program.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of the program is that i can do both my credentials for student teaching, and my masters at the same time. The cons of this program is the classes are specifically put in afternoons than mornings. It needs more options.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2013

I recently graduated with my M.A. in archaeology from CSULA with an emphasis in California coastal archaeology. Upon graduation I was accepted into UC Davis and am currently pursuing my Ph.D. The California Coastal Archaeology Lab (CCAL) at CSULA provided me with vital training in archaeological method and theory, research design, and even provided me support to publish in academic journals and present at professional conferences. I would not trade my experiences here for anything. In my opinion, CSULA has one of the best archaeology programs in the state.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2011

The sociology department is pretty small but I've got to learn under some of the greatest professors.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The MS Counseling option in Applied Behavior Analysis at CSULA is a well known and respectable program locally and internationally.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

Since beginning the Anthropology MA program in 2012, I have been given many opportunities to do original research as well as present my research at Professional conferences, and publish this work in peer reviewed journals. When entering the program I was concerned about funding my education, however through Financial aid, scholarships, grants, and Graduate Assistantships, I have been able to afford a comfortable lifestyle. Also, through the contacts that I have made at CSULA, I have gained paying work in the archaeological field.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2014

CalstateLA preforms very well in a number of areas. First, is faculty encouragement develop, present, and publish original student research. Second, is guidance and support for grant, scholarship, and graduate program (PhD) applications. Winning financial support is imperative to academic success, and Anthropology is a model department in this area. Third is the camaraderie of students in our graduate program. We root for, compete against and work with one another in ways that encourage us to achieve more than we might have otherwise done. The cons are of a budgetary nature. Like most state schools in California, and I expect elsewhere, funding is an issue. Yet, our faculty somehow continue to create opportunities. My time at CalStateLA has been life changing, both academically and professionally.
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