Eastern Michigan University Graduate Program Reviews

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86%
of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 59 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 21,824 (17,951 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 73% part-time, 27% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,573 in-state; $27,645 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

I haven't found any cons with my graduate program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

Being accepted to any graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) is competitive, so a high GPA and a solid background and interest in related fields is essential. The biggest perk to Eastern's SLP program is its flexibility; the faculty is flexible with student scheduling and offers the option for students to attend classes part-time. For me, this is an essential option, since it is more adapting towards a part-time work schedule, thus cutting down on the amount of loan money that I need to request.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am very early on in my program, so rating the university in some categories proves to be difficult. In my experience so far, the majority of the professors in my program are more than willing to help enhance my experience and assist in my learning. I'm making a total career change through the MSIS program, so I have started the program a little bit behind my peers, but feel that I am picking up concepts quickly. All universities will have problems with tenured professors and their effort level, and EMU is no exception, but for the most part, professors seem to really care about my progress. A graduate degree is an investment, and so far, I feel like this has been a good one.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Eastern University's Speech Language Pathology program, unlike many other graduate schools, is housed within the Special Education department. This means I will be well-equipped to pursue serving children well, whether in public schools or clinics, as well as be equipped for serving in medical facilities. It's a well-rounded program on a beautiful campus. I'm excited to be starting my first semester this month!
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

EMU provides a competitive, affordable and quality education.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is more focused on gaining experience in the core areas of health education. We have no exams for our program, but rather our work is done through many projects, including presentations and writing papers.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am accepted to enroll for my first semester in January 2014; this review is based on what I know from other students, from visiting the campus and from meeting with my advisor.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

My only disappointment with the graduate program at EMU is the infrequency of some of the classes offered. For example, one of my required classes is only offered in the Winter of even years. If you don't get in or have the funds to pay for a course at that time, that is a long time to wait for the next one. EMU offers both online and on-campus classes. Our class sizes are small and limited to a maximum of 20. Professors are very knowledgeable and passionate about the areas in which they instruct. They believe in what they are doing.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2015

The University itself is absolutely beautiful, with historic buildings resting alongside newer developments. The city of Ypsilanti is small, but cozy, and full of interesting places and architectures. My Graduate program so far has been amazing. My class of students hovers somewhere around 30, making it really easy to know the people in my classes since we have all the same ones for the most part. The class sizes are also really small and intimate, ideal for discussion and group activities. All of the professors that I've had are exceedingly passionate about their given research, and serve as inspiration for the students who also are are passionate about the world of Speech Language Pathology. I will say the one concern I would have about the graduate program is that it is hard to find other resources to get involved on campus. Granted, when you are in graduate school, the workload is heavier, and the focus is much more on academics. But I think by providing organizations for student involvement on all levels, I think it would be better for overall student health and well-being. Some other good points about Eastern Michigan's Speech Pathology program is that it has an onsite clinic that serves its local community, providing a space for students to hone their skills while simultaneous contributing a much needed service to a population in need. Overall, I feel very lucky to have been selected and I am excited for the years to come.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Preparing me for the real world of educational technology
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