California State University-Northridge Graduate Program Reviews

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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: CEPH
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 39,916 (35,756 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 26 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,309 in-state; $17,813 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: flexibility with time Cons: not enough networking events
3.5 out of 5.0
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
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.
2.33 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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