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 144 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: online education is wonderful because it fits into my busy life as an educator and mother. The instructors try to make it as hands-on as possible, giving us the same assignments as residential. Cons: Very expensive since we are charged out of state fees, even though I still live in CA. They charge out of state fees because it is open to people out of state. Sometimes professors look at the distance students as second class students and don't respond quickly to questions. Some professors are too lazy to grade everything. It has been a mixed bag of satisfaction.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I love this school, the program, and most important my professors. I enjoy coming to class and learning our health care system. I wish one day, I am able to contribute back to the school in a positive way.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Living so far from campus, I appreciate a program completely online. The competitive nature of the program suggests it is quality and intimate. I will be ensured a job when I graduate.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe this program is preparing me to work in student services, which is my goal upon graduation. Previously, I was lacking in demonstrable skills, but now, by completing fieldwork hours, I will have the desired amount by semester's end. Time will tell for sure if this program is worth it (by how quickly I gain employment afterwards), but I do believe it is already helping me move towards my goal of helping students be successful in college. Note, I gave Transportation 1 star because I don't use it and there isn't an "N/A" option. I don't mean to say it isn't good, but it isn't relevant to me.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros:The Graduate in Theatre program is excellent for those returning to college who are currently employed. The classes are scheduled at times that are convenient. The professors are excellent and very available for discussion and advisement. The graduate adviser is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Cons: The department could be more supportive of involving the graduate students in productions and other areas of the department overall. However, this has markedly improved over the past semester.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of this program is that it is 15 months, and it goes by fast. Teachers are willing to help whenever in need. Great learning environment.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the Social Work Graduate program is the professors are relatable, accessible and very supportive. Often the administrator is sending links for scholarships, extracurricular activities and events to keep the cohort connected. The program does use technology well, we stay informed through a program called moodle, where the professor posts videos, important links and documents and other educational resources.The cohort is pretty small thus it really does feel like a family. The cons of the graduate program is the work load is pretty heavy, spending two days to school and interning for another two, it does become a little consuming. Lastly, our grad program's value is not the best as we are not very recognized in the school or are a prestigious program, in revers I always find myself explaining to students what social work even is.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I love cohort MSW program. The professors are great and the program curriculum is challenging and relevant
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty in the Nutrition and Dietetics department is encouraging which is very helpful in keeping motivation up.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Cal State Northridge's BCP program is highly competitive academically. I was looking for a challenge and to be pushed and I certainly got what I was looking for. The staff is extremely competent both academically and in their own research field. The staff really makes this program so strong. The only con with the program is primarily a con with high education in the United States in general, is the cost and the lack of financial aid. I wish there were more scholarships available for BCP students as the program is very expensive and the labs we are in require us to work 20 hours for free each week. Very difficult to keep a full time job and pay rent and bills.
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