California State University-Northridge Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 146 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The 60 unit, 2 year, CACREP Accredited College Counseling/Student Services program at CSUN is rigorous and very counseling based. However, there is A LOT of support (both financially and academically) to get you through it. The PROS are that you are guaranteed a paid internship your first year; there are opportunities for a paid internship your second year; small cohort (12-18); and the faculty/staff are WELL connected throughout the So Cal area and beyond -- landing a job after graduation isn't a hassle. The CONS are that the program is 60 units and full-time (there is no part-time option); you have to attend classes during the summer sessions; there is a heavy workload (but its grad school!)
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I would say there are no cons at this time. The Pros are that the program I am in is offered online. This offers so much flexibility. Regardless of this being an online program, the support from the faculty if wonderful and follow ups with you are even better. The faculty really dedicates their time to you. I can't wait to begin classes already because I have heard great reviews of this school from my colleagues.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

To start, the application process was a labyrinth. There were no directions or document requirements on the department's website and I had to send countless emails to both advisement and department advisors. The administration in general on campus is very disorganized and tend to lose your paperwork, so I always kept copies of any pertinent documents. That said, the professors in the department are very involved in your education and are continuously open for extra help and discussion. Because the program is so small, I have had individualized attention that you wouldn't find in a larger or more prominent program. This has also helped establish a strong individualized relationship between professor-student that seemed more like an interaction between peers and was very helpful when I needed letters of recommendation! Overall, there were pros and cons with this program, but I am satisfied with the quality of the education I have received and enjoyed working with all of the faculty.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I have enjoyed my studies in the Linguistic program at CSUN thus far. I feel as if this program gives you a strong base of knowledge and this allows for many future job opportunities.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is intimate and the professors are there to support you. The environment is very professional yet welcoming and friendly.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently in CSUN's Communication Disorders and Sciences online graduate program. While completing prerequisite courses I had the opportunity to meet several of the professors in the department. They were always very knowledgeable, helpful and truly cared for their student's education and success. The most challenging part of the program is getting the classes you need. Often times students are only able to get one or two communication disorders classes a semester; however, in the online program your entire schedule is fixed and given to you once you are admitted. I just recently started the graduate program and it is perfect for those students who need to work full-time while earning their degree.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I really appreciate how easy it is to get classes in the MBA program. Most students in the program work full time, so all classes are held at night and on weekends. I have never had an issue getting a class that I need though, which is great because it means that I will likely be able to graduate within 2 years.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: flexibility with time Cons: not enough networking events
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

CSUN provides a great MPA program for full time working professionals as myself. The professors are very knowledge and work to tie the material with real life experiences. I trully recommend this program!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2018

Offering an excellent online program is so wonderful for students who have to balance graduate school with family and work life. I am so thankful for the opportunity to change careers in my mid-life.
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