East Carolina University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.05 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 79 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 28,962 (22,969 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 56% part-time, 44% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,270 in-state; $20,419 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2021

Nestled in the heart of eastern North Carolina, East Carolina University is none other than a hidden gem of a graduate school opportunity. As a PhD student enrolled in the IDPBS program in the Biology department, I have gained training in modern techniques at the forefront of evolutionary biology, allowing my research to remain relevant and helpful to the scientific community. I believe that this is an important component of any graduate program but cannot be found at all institutions. Staying current in a given field of research is perhaps the most critical component of a graduate program for securing a job following graduation, yet it is difficult for departments to change with fast-paced advances over time. The Biology department at East Carolina excels at this task. One key component of the IDPBS graduate program at East Carolina University is its emphasis on learning to program computer code for biological purposes. In the past ten years, major advances in genetic sequencing techniques have allowed for the acquisition of huge amounts of data, leading to advanced computer-based techniques for managing and analyzing such quantities. The IDPBS coursework offers instruction on such techniques by analyzing real datasets analogous to a students own projects. These skills can be utilized to obtain biology-based industry jobs, or postdoctoral positions within academia. I highly recommend the East Carolina University graduate program for students interested in all areas of biology, from molecular and cell biology to evolution and ecology. Sometimes the application of techniques can be difficult to grasp, and manageably-sized laboratories offer time to meet 1:1 with advisors to ask questions and get feedback as students develop their theses. A reasonable and fair amount of coursework to the student allows for time to progress research goals in the thesis. These important variables make East Carolina University an excellent choice for the study of biology.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

East Carolina University has the best learning atmosphere! Their professors truly care about the student and career path and are very knowledgeable in their fields of study. They are hands-on and willing to be of assistance at a moment's notice. I've had the pleasure of being in and around the university the past five years and the skills and knowledge I have obtained cannot be compared!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

The Graduate level, Multicultural and Transnational Literature program offered through East Carolina University holds within it, a unique opportunity to thoroughly examine cultures from the inside out. Exploring from a literary perspective gives an insider's view of what a culture holds dear within their history, traditions, and ideologies. Although the work load is rigorous, the ability to complete the entire program online allows the student the ability to immerse themselves in the literature at their leisure.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
Graduation Year: 2016

East Carolina University's M.A. in Health Communication program has prepared me for my future career in the health field. In this program, I have learned how to become a better communicator and create efficient health campaigns. I have grown so much since beginning my undergraduate journey at East Carolina. I knew this was the college for me to further my education because the professors were so helpful and encouraged me to be successful. I will be forever grateful to the university that helped me achieve my dream of being not only the first person in my family to go to college, but also to achieve my bachelor's and master's degree!
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Love the courses! The program was great and worked well with my being a full-time mom and employed as a teacher. I couldn't have asked for it to be any better. If anyone was interested in pursuing their Master's degree, then I would recommend the online program through ECU.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2013

I thought East Carolina University was a great college. For students looking for a great experience look no further than East Carolina. East Carolina offers a wide array of on campus activities to make any feel involved. Not to mention, the town of Greenville North Carolina provides a one of a kind college town experience.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2007

I think East Carolina is a good school. Academics are strong and school spirit is strong as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

Very high value university in a great town with lots of great restaurants!
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2008

I took many online classes. I was well prepared due to my undergrad work. Taking the distance education tests on campus was not always easy, but they did offer several options, which was nice.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently working on my Master's in English, Multicultural and Transnational Literatures through their all-inclusive online degree. The professors are extraordinary, go out of their way to prepare future scholars, and instill a sense of commitment to the field. The coursework pertains to an array of transnational and multicultural literatures and is ideal for anyone looking to further their careers in the fields of education, cultural studies, literature, and more. I highly recommend this online program, which affords students the flexibility to earn a degree while working full-time.
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