California State University-Sacramento Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 75 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 6 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 30,284 (27,723 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 39% part-time, 61% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,138 in-state; $17,066 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

My graduate program is very experiential. Being in a counseling education program for MFT, I feel that this is the biggest pro of the program. It really gives you a chance to practice necessary counselor skills and develop yourself as a therapist. Cons would be lack of teachers and support, at times. This is trying to be worked out for future cohorts and I do hope it is.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The good thing about the graduate program at Sacramento State is that they make it very accessible for working adults. The negative of that is that some of the classes are only available every other semester. The Professors in the Child Development program are very knowledgeable and willing to help you achieve your goals. They push you to do your best and help you to challenge yourself and your academic abilities. The negative part of the University as far a the financial aid for the graduate program is almost non-existent. Some students have managed to get financial aid but a majority have not been able to receive any aid and my experience was they told me that they didn't offer financial aid to graduate students at all and I didn't find out otherwise until it was too late to reapply. I love the graduate program at Sacramento State and am very excited to be a part of it!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is great, you really get to know each and every student and the faculty. Everyone comes in with real world experience and applies it to what we are talking about. With that being said it is very hard to socialize outside of class because everyone does have their own life. It's a great program and would recommend it to anyone who asks.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2011

Excellent faculty with personal attention. Tremendous value compared to similar programs. Well rounded focus on public policy and public administration. I'm surprised how much I use what I learned from public administration classes. Excellent networking opportunities as the state capitol is heavily populated with alum. I would have liked a stronger emphasis on qualitative policy analysis. There is a partnership with the notably weaker Government graduate program; I would have prefered the opportunity to benefit from the Economics graduate program.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the program! I feel like I will have many opportunities available to me when I graduate and the schedule isn't overwhelming. The readings can be a little heavy, but we have discussions in class that help clarify the readings. The best part is the practice class and internship. They do a great job tying it all in together.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Pro: continue learning Cons: not enough direction didn't even have an orientation
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The public policy and administration graduate program has some great professors who have worked in important jobs around the capitol, which allows for meaningful, practical experiences. However, I think the requirements to get into the program should be raised. Because the program is still so small, the quality of students getting into the program is not very high.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

This program has very accessible teachers. It is located in the State Capitol and many of your cohort works in state politics giving you many networking opportunities. Teachers demand a fair amount of you. Each class had less than 12 people in it. The setting allows for thoughtful discussion and debate. Sacramento is a great place to live.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Thus far, I have only taken pre-req courses for my grad program. However, my experience in them make me feel very excited to begin the program!
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently in the M.S. Counseling (School Specialization) program at CSU-Sacramento and will be graduating this May 2015. I attended CSU-Sacramento for my undergrad at well (Majoring in Biological Sciences), and this campus has become home to me. The M.S. Counseling program is wonderful and the faculty and staff are supportive and extremely knowledgeable. One of the things I appreciate most is the diversity this college offers. The campus is beautiful with lots of trees and squirrels. The only con I can think of is the limited restaurants on campus compared with other schools, but other than that this school is highly recommended. In regards to my graduate program, I have learned a lot and have gained valuable experience working in the field. This M.S. Counseling program is CACREP accredited, which "ensures that students receive quality educational experience". We currently only have 4-5 full time faculty members, therefore that may be a con because part-time/adjunct professors may not know the course work as well as our full-time faculty members. I have met great friends and mentors in this program and am so glad I chose this program at this school.
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