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: 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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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

I am a recent graduate of May 2014 from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts. The graduate program that I plan to pursue will be at Los Angeles Pierce College for their Pre-Veterinary Program. The program takes two to three years depending on the number of units you complete. You are expected to take a full load of 12-15 units and keep a GPA of 3.7 or higher, along with making time for volunteer hours at the farm, in the veterinary office, and working full time which is my plan. My goal is to complete this program as fast as I can, but a few setbacks have gotten in the way. I currently do not have the financial settings to take more than one or two classes as they are $46/unit and most are five unit classes. It is my dream to be able to take a full time class schedule and complete the program in two years, just around 100 units, as I have already completed some of the requirements. After I complete the program the graduate program for veterinary school takes a year to apply and then I hope to start at UCDAVIS and continue to reach my goals. The pros of this experience will be that I will get to do something that I love, travel, have the complete school experience and be able to give animals a voice as they cannot speak or tell you what hurts or what is wrong. Working with animals is not only a passion but a lifelong desire that I will slowly but surely complete in time, as I could not imagine doing anything else for the rest of my life.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at CSUN is a wonderful program with wonderful professors. The level of education is high and the amount that a student learns about him/herself is unexplainable. The diversity of the campus allows students to increase cultural awareness. Overall, this is an exceptional program that I would recommend to anyone.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the graduate program are the small classes and building a relationship and networking with the staff. The con of the graduate program is the limited number of course provided each semester.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Personalized experience Low cost tuition Friendly atmosphere Cons: Lack of modern technology
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel like my program is well designed to help assist students through out the entire process. The only issue I have is that you have to take summer school classes.
1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The Chicana/o studies graduate program at CSUN is one that provides both an intellectual experience but yet needs improvement. Overall, the faculty and staff display great amount of support towards the students enrolled int he department. Many give up time outside of school hours to provide support for the students. The course work aims to educated about the historical Chicana/o or Mexican American experience. Overall this program is colorful, full of diversity and empowering. The downside is the lack of funding the program suffers from. Also, in the field of Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies and Chicana/o studies, this program is falling a bit behind on current discourses.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoyed my undergrad education at CSUN. I was challenged academically but was also able to particpate in extra curricular activities. There are many opportunities on this campus. In the fall of 2014 I will begin the MSW program at CSUN. I'm excited to go back!!!
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

I am in love with the online Cohort program! So far, I have been in the program for a year, and it has been a wonderful experience. As long as you're self-motivated to do your homework and watch lectures, you will do fine.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Up and coming fresh program, this is both a pro and a con. You have the unique ability to help mold your own program, but it is already very well respected in the field. Networking opportunities here are pretty exceptional and the evening class format makes working possible. I would recommend this graduate program.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Wide range of courses from various disciplines and great faculty. Far from whrer I live and classes are long.
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