California State University-Northridge Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

My program meets off-campus as a cohort, located in the school district of my employment, so it is very convenient. My cohort is a diverse group of educators, and the discussions and classwork have been stimulating and interesting. The professors are reasonably challenging and the coursework has been manageable so far.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a "State" school, so you know what you are getting into. This school really is whatever you make of it... if you want to study hard and seek opportunities you can do well, or you could just coast if that is what you want to do.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2010

CSun has been a pretty good school the biggest con I would have to say is the communication between departments. Other then that it has been a great experience
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015

Very good professors with professional experience and dedicated to helping students progress. However resources are limited and access to campus during off hours makes it difficult to work outside of class.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

One of the pros is that the faculty are experienced current or former school counselors. Thee faculty are extremely helpful and friendly. They have done a good job of bringing in guest speakers to expose students to a variety of different facets of school counseling. Classes are in the evening, so it fits my schedule well.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The Master's of Kinesiology degree is highly customizable. You are able to build your degree by choosing your option and then choosing which seminar classes you think are most pertinent. Major con is that classes are dropped if there is not high enough enrollment in classes. This results in few seminar choices. Graduate advisor did substitute a gerontology course for a seminar class when my class was dropped last minute.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my program include small and specialized classes. I also believe that when sought out the advisement for the program is good (support faculty). Class times are geared toward working professionals. The cons would be that a degree in dance under Kinesiology is classified as MSA opposed to MFA. Classes can also be a challenge to enroll in from semester to semester.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The biggest pro of my program is the convenience of being able to complete my degree online. In today's era it's not practical to quit working to pursue your educational goals. I love the idea of being home for my family while I complete my degree. The con is not being to personally take care of issues right away. Being online, as well as being in a different city, makes finding solutions to concerns a longer task. However, overall I'm very satisfied with my choice to attend CSUN.
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The Physician Assistant Pre-Health Curriculum classes offered at Northridge are a great tool for students who want to pursue a career in Healthcare, specifically a Physician Assistant.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I actually don't see any cons about my graduate program because the way I see it is that is going to give me more knowledge on something that I'm really passionate about which is engineering. Also, I believe that this graduate program is going to give me a stronger background to be able to to work at any place.
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