Concordia University - Texas Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.25 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 27 respondents

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  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 2,711 (1,779 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 92% part-time, 8% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
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2.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

This is an MBA Cohort which is a great way to learn to work collaboratively. The people in my cohort are incredible, this is the best part of the program. The program itself is very disorganized and not in touch with what the students really need. Many of the important courses are cut short (2 hours) in order to add a 1 hour leadership seminar. This is the first of many problems with this program. In this level of education, leadership should be incorporated into every course. There is a Organizational behavior and Ethics combo courses split between two teachers which was the worst class I have ever taken. There were two books required that we did not use. There was no new information in this class. One of the final projects was identical to the final project for Critical thinking taken two semesters before. We had two teachers for the course and neither could attend all of their eight week portion. So they told us this was a hybrid course (in person/online) which is not what we signed up for and paid for. Their solution to making up for classes that they (the instructors) can not attend is to assign random papers in its place. Which leads me to one of the biggest problems of this program. These courses are 16 week courses and the program is designed for taking two at a time. Unfortunately they are unable to find instructors who can commit to the full 16 week time frame are having to adjust the classes to accommodate the teachers. Every single class thus far has required an adjustment to our schedule and extra useless writing assignments to make up for instructor absence. This is extremely unprofessional. There are a few solutions. first find instructors that can commit to the entire course they have been assigned or change the course to all eight week courses. Most of the more reputable programs are designed to take one eight week course at a time. This makes the program more flexible and surely you can find teachers that can fully commit to eight weeks. Second loose the stupid leadership seminars. At this level all the courses should have leadership incorporated into the course. Have only three hour credit courses instead of snip-its of courses. Organizational behavior should be its own stand alone course. This is a really important course in the MBA program and we covered absolutely no important concepts during our combo course. Ethics should be woven into the leadership portion of each course because each business aspect has its own ethical challenges. Other really important courses that should not be cut short at this level are one Operations Management and Technology. These should be separate stand alone three hour courses. They are both too important at the upper management or executive level. Technology is critical in todays world, this course should include managing technology, social media, Information systems, legal and ethical issues etc. It appears to me that CTX is attempting to make the program unique by having these weird and inflexible sniped and pieced courses which only make the program weird and inflexible. There are better ways to improve the reputation of this program. Offer the opportunity to take certification course that would be valuable to companies and make the graduates more marketable. Examples of valuable certifications would be Lean certifications, Project management, certified purchasing professional, logistics, etc. . Outside of possibly the certification courses, all classes should be standard three hour courses. This provides the most flexibility for a working professional. My last point is regarding the course options. If a student signs up for an in person program, they are paying for an in person program and should not be required to take a course that is online or hybrid at the whim of the school or to accommodate a professor's schedule. Just as an online student should not be randomly required to attend an in person class. If the school wants to provide a hybrid program option, advertise it as such and clearly define what will be online and what will be in person. All discussions for in persons courses should be in the classroom not on a discussion board which is really just a short essay about a topic or reading. Real discussions do not have a required word count or a specific amount of required responses. I love Concordia University Texas and I think the idea behind a cohort program is fantastic for graduate level programs. This MBA program has great potential but really needs to be overhauled in order to provide the students with an education that makes them stand out above the rest. Until they make big changes, I would recommend looking at other less expensive programs.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019

I am a member of the first cohort of the doctoral program for Educational Leadership at Concordia University- Texas. I love the cohort approach and have already learned to rely heavily on the relationships that I am forming with my Cohort family. The course work is well designed to complete in the 3 year process and has a good balance of rigor and an understanding of the busy lives of working professionals. The hybrid approach is excellent. We have weekly assignments and discussions on-line, lots of reading and scholarly writing, and meet face to face once a month. The coursework is developed to support the successful completion of the dissertation. We began working on narrowing our topics, writing towards and developing the skills needed to conduct the research from day 1. The classes are taught by qualified faculty and the administration and professors really care about the students' experiences, making adjustments as needed. I would recommend this program to any working professional in education who is interested in taking the next step with their own educational process.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a very good program that will help prepare you to be an athletic administrator. I like that the program took the things you needed to learn and tied them into an athletic theme. All my professors have been very helpful and the system is easy to use. I also like the fact that I didn't have to take the GRE to get into the program.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Concordia University Seward was my undergrad college. My masters was at Concordia University Texas. Seward is a great Christian university. It is truly a place where students come closer to God. Class sizes are small and professors really do care about you there. They just added new athletic facilities 5 years ago and are top notch.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

I loved it! It was online but all of the professors were very kind and responsive to emails and phone calls and offered good constructive criticism.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Concordia University in Austin Texas was a great choice to attend for my Bachelors in Nursing degree. The professors would pray with us. We went on missions trips and the professors all had different background experience to teach each student. The school was always open for resources you needed. And all local hospitals in the area would give the school high ratings, because how prepared we were when visiting the hospital for clinicals.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Concordia University Texas is a Christian based and Christian centered university that focuses on developing the whole person. The faculty and staff are professional and caring and they exemplify Christ in their conversation and the way they conduct business whether on the phone or through written communication.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoy how quickly my Master's program has been put together. I also think that the work load is ok because it's one class at a time and runs sequentially. The only thing that has been a frustration is the inconsistency in our final project requirements for the class. We are just learning about what will be required of us and we have almost completed the program. It has been frustrating and several of the people in my cohort are not happy about it at all.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is convenient with my busy work schedule and the professors are very helpful and accommodating to adult learners.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Having my program online has been super convenient with my 60+ hour work weeks. I do miss the benefits of a traditional classroom however, with my work schedule, it would have been impossible to make it work. Everyone with the school, from admissions to my teachers (most of them) has been incredibly helpful.
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