California State University Monterey Bay Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.18 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 15 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Midsize
  • Student Population: 7,102 (6,648 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,385 in-state; $16,313 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is fully online. That has its own pros and cons. It is tailored for a working adult. But not being fully in a classroom environment might prove challenging.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Moss Landing Marine Labs (via CSU-Monterey Bay) is an amazing place. I'm very pleased overall to be in this program and think it is a great fit for me. There are many opportunities to get involved and try different things with so many disciplines within a small educational community. I take issue only with the fact that some of our resources have been downsized and will limit the experiences and specific opportunities for incoming graduate students. I feel lucky and privileged enough to have been working and volunteering here before being a student, allowing me to have a truly comprehensive graduate school experience thus far.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

CalStateTEACH program needs more seminars so you can meet other students organically.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is a bit unorganized but with a new director and some upcoming changes I believe it will be better in the upcoming years.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

It is online and so that allows the student the flexibility to work when they can, the only drawbacks are the lack of an "in classroom" feel and interaction with students and the professor.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

CSUMB online MBA program is great, it allows you to complete you MBA in 2 years entirely online. The faculty are helpful and the ease of getting everything you need in order to complete the program is great.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the help from all of my professors, and they are always available to help me when I need it. The school library is amazing and I love to hang out there quite often to get work done in a quiet space. I wish there was more parking around though.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

I love it. I am not on campus I am doing the online program. And its the best choice for me. After my undergraduate studies I had to move back home and had to find a job. I always wanted to obtain my masters but I could not move away again. Then I found the online program at Monterey with a major that I wanted to go for. Well....here I am!! all around best option for me!! Everybody I spoke with from start to now have been a huge help and I feel they want to get me to graduation!!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The online MBA program at CSUMB is a way to cut costs of graduate school but still get a degree from an esteemed university. The downside of an online program is the interaction between professor and students as well as students with other students is difficult.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am in the CalstateTeach program, which is mostly a distance education program, but with connection to CSUMB faculty.
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