California State University-Northridge Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 145 respondents

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School Information

  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 41,548 (37,188 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,835 in-state; $16,763 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I thought my college was amazing. I would suggest all future students to get involved with activities on campus, and spend a few hours a day studying in order go keep their grades up.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The program elucidates on many of the practical tools that one can use upon entering the work force. The school emphasizes team work so if you wish to get experience in this area, this would suit you. Also, the professors have years of experience in multiple areas of business which would prove useful in obtaining multiple perspectives.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2009

Csun is a great school with lots to offer. It has a good reputation and is very affordable. I was able to graduate debt free
2.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

Choose a private college they are more helpful and understanding
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2018

The only problem with CSUN is that programs go in freeze, then the program becomes absolite. Now, I have to worry how to pay those loans and there's really no one to help you financially. My last semester, I will have to pay 2500 out of my pocket for my last class.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The Master of Public Health Program is a gratifying experience, where you are comfortable to learn, grow and advance among a community of like-minded students and professor. The professors in this program are memorable, as they will go above and beyond to make sure every student completely understands each course. This program will expose all of your greatness and your will naturally become a leader for change. The entire program, from the administration, to the professors, to the student are all positively working together. Ultimately, this program motivates, creates, encourages, builds and strengthens student to change a growing society.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

After attending California State University, Northridge (CSUN) , I felt well prepared for entering the workforce. I was able to focus my degree on my area of interest. Furthermore, the writing skills and interpersonal communication skills that I developed while attending CSUN will assist me throughout my career. In addition, as an alumni I am still receiving support and guidance from the factually that goes beyond any expectation that I had. I recommend CSUN to all future students.
1.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

I like csun but not the msw program. Go to another college if you want to get your msw program. They are not honest when it comes to the job market for social workers.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school in a great community. Close to L.A. and everything fun. School is really investing in improvement in education and infrastructure.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

I am nearing the end of my second year of a three-year online Communicative Disorders master's degree program through California State University Northridge, which will allow me to pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist. The program is rigorous, including challenging coursework in the specialty areas of the program, including language disorders, speech disorders, neurogenic disorders, hearing disorders, augmentative alternative communication, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, statistics, and clinical applications of these learned skills. Unique aspects of the program include 4-5 clinical practicum experiences across the lifespan (students provide direct clinical services for individuals ages birth to death, i.e., 0+) and a comprehensive examination after the three years to test clinical skills and knowledge. Although the course is online, the amount of works is just as much if not more than if attending on campus. The program has some great professors who care deeply about their students and their success. Acceptance into the program is also a plus because the program has more than one time to apply per year, which is nice compared to the large rush usually done at the beginning of January to apply to several schools. I would also say the cost of the program is fairly decent, currently totaling around $50,000 for the entire program (excluding textbooks, fees, and living expenses). There are a few downfalls to this program compared to others. One is that it has a larger cohort size, meaning the ratio of students to professors is not as good. This can make the response time a little slow, which can be detrimental when it comes to receiving grades on assignments. Most of my fellow classmates would agree that one of the largest stressors would be the amount of time it takes to receive feedback on some of the assignments, which are often needed prior to upcoming assignments or examinations. Another downfall is that students must find their own clinical practicum sites, which can be very difficult because many locations do not allow or already have students. Financial aid feels limited for online students. There is no summer financial aid option, so be prepared to pay out of pocket, use grants or scholarships, or save up on federal or private loans. This can get expensive. Finally, there is no option to complete any research thesis for a culminating project for this program. Students seeking to follow a more traditional research-based school should look elsewhere. Overall, the program is successful at providing sufficient access to a quality education and practice to utilize learned skills with fairly strong support from staff and faculty members. Aside from an occasional bitterness felt at a postponed grade or panic surrounding finding a clinical site, the program itself stands out to me as strong and as something that will truly prepare students to be competent speech-language pathologists. I would recommend students apply to this program, especially since the field is so competitive!
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