Cleveland State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.93 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 81 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 16,915 (12,101 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,625 in-state; $18,040 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program prepares you for the CPA but some of the classes are 2-4 hours long.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I like the fact that there are part time options and that thre is a good mix of full time and adjunct faculty. I don't like the fact that parking has gotten so expensive and, at times, really sparse.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Location. Cons: Limited classes and times.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, I think that the Special Education program is well-organized and very informative for future teachers. I am going into teaching for the first time and I have learned many tools for preparing me as a teacher. I will suggest the education program to any student who is seeking a career.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros are the excellence demanded from students. Cons are a few members of the faculty could be more helpful.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2010

The best thing about attending graduate school at Cleveland State University was that I was able obtain a Master's Degree in Education along with a teaching certification in special education mild to moderate at the same time. It was a dual program. I learned so much about children with special needs while attending CSU. CSU prepared me to become a better writer as well. As a special education teacher, I am required to complete IEPs for each of my students. Learning about teaching strategies, IDEA, various learning disabilities, and measurable goals helped me to not only understand what is needed to complete an IEP, but how to successfully write one. Because of the great experience that I had at CSU I am currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Program for Inspired Leaders. This program is a graduate cohort for current educators who have obtained a Master's Degree in education and wished go into administration (or become a school principal). I absolutely love the program. The only con that I have with CSU is the parking. It was a major challenge getting to class at times because of how difficult it was (and still is, even on a Saturday) to find somewhere to park that wouldn't result in you getting a ticket. Hopefully CSU will find a better solution in the near future.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2014

Program has well educated, welcoming staff. The professors are there to support you and help you achieve your greatest level of performance.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The career service center at CSU is good quality. There is a clear track list that students follow and where students can see their progress. Cons: Not much financial aid offered. Out of state residents will suffer from high costs of out of state tuition.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

Our program uses a lot of adjunct professors, and this can be both a pro and a con. On the positive side, having new faces come in every semester offers a fresh perspective on the subject, especially in workshop-style classes that are in effect the same course each time you take it. The opportunity to make it a new experience each time helps broaden the experience. On the downside, with professors coming and going every semester, you can lose some of the connection and familiarity. I think the diversity of student and staff in our school also helps to open up the experience, offering perspectives and world views, opening up minds to ideas they may not have previously encountered.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the Graduate program are many. They are one of the top rated non-profit degree programs in the nation. It truly prepares the student for non-profit administration. The faculty is supportive, the classes are enriching and internships are provided to students to enable them to receive hands on training. The cons are the expenses of the program. There are not many ways to pay for this degree besides getting a Graduate Assistantship, which is highly rare, or taking out $30,000 in loans.
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