Chapman University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.12 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: ABA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 8,305 (6,363 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $25,681
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Although the education at Chapman is enjoyable Orange County can be a very expensive and sometimes overwhelming place to live.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of Chapman's grad program is the quality of education, however, the cons is the high costs associated with this luxury.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Great Faculty, facilities, and student body. This is a collaborative program, not a competitive one. Every student and alumni I have spoken to loves Chapman and struggle to find negatives about the program. Cons: The University is very small and still trying to make a name for itself which makes it hard to grab attention of employers. This is a very small campus which can be a good thing and a bad one, depending on the student's preference. As a sports fan, I sometimes wish Chapman had a Division 1 sports team I can root for, but my attention is easily diverted by the local professional sports teams.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Mt graduate program is amazing. We are learning effective, relevant and innovative strategies for working in the schools. We are fully supported by our professors and encouraged to pursue publication and other professional opportunities. I know I will be able to go into my career ready to work and make changes for the better.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Supportive faculty and staff Multiple ways to network Professional development opportunities Information relevant and applicable to real-life situations Opportunities to interact with diverse populations (i.e., work with students in Cambodia, work with professionals in Vietnam) School organizations helped students connect with one another Internet at school is fast Print credit (no need to pay for printing services; part of tuition) Books were useful Assignments helped hone-in skills Cons: Student population not very diverse (mainly European-American) Financial aid information not well promoted
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

What I enjoy particularly about Chapman's educational program is the diversity of the staff. Teaching is not a cookie-cutter sort of job; what works for one teacher may not work for the other, and the professors do an excellent job of illustrating different techniques. I enjoy the honesty of the professors. This is not an easy profession to join as they will remind you, but it is rewarding. What I enjoyed the most is that the professors will make you think about what it really means to be a teacher and what will work best for you once you join the ranks. The program is very eye-opening and thought-provoking. Chapman also has small class sizes, which may or may not be everyone's cup of tea. With small class sizes, however, you're more apt to receive one-on-one time with a professor or get a prompt response if you have a question. You will also have the same classmates for different classes, which is nice in terms of bonding with your peers and knowing that you are not alone or overwhelmed. On the other hand, the organization of some of the classwork is less than desirable at times; often due dates change, projects may be completely scraped, but this is true of any university. At times, the thought-provoking, eye-opening lectures may appear to be more than just preaching rather than actual teaching. There are times where I hear my fellow students commenting about not really learning anything after a class. If you are someone who learns best when delivered straight fact, then you may get frustrated with the teachers of education at Chapman because in my experience so far, most of them are ones that challenge you cognitively with debates and hypotheticals and not if you can remember specifics from a textbook. This might be because most of the professors at Chapman have voiced that they do not want prospective teachers that just teach to the textbook; they want teachers that challenge their students and have them think outside the box, and there's no better way for students to learn than to illustrate it themselves.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: - cohort model - always learning the most up to date info and therapy Cons: - Financial aid for graduate students
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The school psychology program at Chapman University is outstanding. Students take classes that are directly focused on what a school psychologist needs to know to be helpful and prepared. The assignments and projects given are tasks that a school psychologist would perform. The professors are very knowledgable of the field and all have extensive experience. The program is made so students help each other grow not compete for first. This makes for great discussion and teamwork within the cohort. The only con I think of is the high cost of tuition, but there is great financial aid.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

So far this is a fantastic program for doctorate of physical therapy and I believe that I will be more that prepared for my future career
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I earned my BA in Economics from Chapman University in Dec. 2008 and just completed my first semester as a Graduate student in the Flex-MBA Program. Chapman has always been a perfect fit for my educational needs and I'm glad to have returned to complete my graduate studies.
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