Every professor invests in their students' learning and career goals. The MPA program prepares students extremely well for management and leadership rules.
out of 5.0
Great school and program. I am in my first year of the graduate program but really like the instructors and support they have provided thus far. Everyone seems really accessible and available to assist with any questions I may have.
out of 5.0
Drake is a great university with a great reputation. I very much enjoy the program I am enrolled in. It is an MPA cohort program which is held off campus. Professors travel to teach the courses and are wonderful about making themselves available to students as resources. I have no complaints about the program itself.
That being said, there is always room for improvement. Course scheduling has not been reliable as I would like it. For example, a course was shortened by a week or two because it conflicted with a study abroad course. While the workload was lessened to assist students, I feel I missed out on some learning because of it.
Additionally, not enough courses were scheduled over the summer for students to qualify for financial aid even though the cohort continues to meet during that time, but that information was not communicated to students. I had to find out the hard way that I would not be able to obtain financial aid for the summer.
Other than these issues, my opinion of Drake University is positive. I know that an MPA achieved through Drake will go a long way toward helping me reach my career goals.
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