California State University-Sacramento Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 76 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: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

There definitely are a lot of great things about CSU Sacramento. The support from professors and the technology that is offered from the campus are amazing. Also it is a beautiful campus that offers a lot to its students. Social life is a major lacking point due to the fact that CSU Sacramento is more of a commuter school and students usually do not stay on campus outside of class time. It is academically challenging, but also rewarding at the same time. There are a good amount of opportunities in government in the Sacramento area.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

CSUS has helped develop my skills to continue my educational aspirations to receive competitive experience in research. This foundation has helped earn to further my educational goals by being accepted to a PhD program for the upcoming fall. I couldn't have done without the faculty support and the experience from the program.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my credential program at Sacramento State are affordability, diversity, convenience, and overall effectiveness of my professors and administrators. The emphasis on teaching diverse students is imperative in our society today. The aspects of of my experience at Sacramento State that I would like to change are the high cost of parking and additional fees for campus activities I do not participate in, but the cost is worth it in terms of the value of the education that I am gaining in developing skills and tools to be an effective teacher.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

As a prospective educator in the post-secondary sciences, Sacramento State is offering me a great opportunity to work as a graduate teaching assistant. I will have hands on experience teaching college level courses before I graduate. I do have interests in teaching outside of biology, so I wish that the graduate program included courses in physics. Overall, I am very pleased with what CSUS has to offer.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

Very diverse and wide variety of faculty. But, The program is slightly unorganized.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is good, lots of hands on experience. The program site is in need of major updating.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

CSUS is a wonderful university to attend, the Biology Grad. program contains a robust facility who are all experts in their own fields. Each professor is easily accessible, and respond to any inquiries or emails in a short time period. The classes are thorough and engaging, without being exhausting.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe that the program is very detailed and extremely well at focusing on giving you the right information to make a well rounded decision
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Sac State master's program has prepared me well to be a competitive candidate for a doctoral program.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

The Counselor Education program was amazing! I feel that it allows students to become aware of who they are, to recognize personal issues and to work on them before we become effective counselors and go out to the field. The professors in the program are working professionals and with many years of experience. I had excellent mentors and professors that provided me with great support and advise. I really enjoyed being able to be in small classes because it allowed me to get to know my classmates and create long lasting relationships. Another thing that is great about the program is that it prepares the students to go out and work in the fields. I loved my practicum classes in which I was supervised by my professor through a two-way mirror. The debriefing sessions were helpful and really appreciated the feedback that was provided. I would have to say that some of the things I did not like about the program is that we were separated into cohorts and that we had to follow a set schedule of classes each semester. This did not allow for flexibility, which is something that I really needed during my years of graduate school. Overall, my experience was excellent. I miss my graduate program.
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