Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.06 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,541 (25,402 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 58% part-time, 42% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,657 in-state; $18,446 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017

The cost of living in Boca Raton is very high for a graduate student. There is no public transportation so you need to have a car. However, it is great to be a member of Florida Atlantic University because of the valuable professors, good education, diversity of students and social life.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The Neuroscience Ph.D. program through Florida Atlantic University provides a uniquely excellent opportunity to pursue state of the art research from a school where you don't get lost in the crowd. In collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (the only member of the prestigious Max Planck Society that is not located in Germany) and the Scripps Research Institute, students at FAU have the ability to work with researchers at the tops of their fields and have access to incredible facilities and equipment that is unparalleled in other graduate programs of its size. Located in sunny south Florida, there are also plenty of things to do to unwind from your world-class research.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an excellent choice whether you choose to advance to medical school or are interested in research in the Biomedical field.Courses are taught by leading research scientists as well as members of the medical faculty. FAU is also a test site in that you can schedule your GRE, LSAT ,GMAT or MCAT exams at the on campus facility. There are courses that will introduce you to the rigors of professional school should that be you intended path. There is also the possibility of having your tuition taken care of should you receive a teaching assistant position in either the Biology or Chemistry department .There is also a downside with this since most biology and Chemistry major tend be offered the positions first. however the fall and spring semesters offer very good opportunity to placement in these positions.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently in my second semester of the forensic accounting master's program at FAU. I am an online only student as I live in Arizona. I am enjoying my classes and find them to be relevant to my current position. I am paying out of state tuition but I believe it will be worth the cost! The program is an executive program and is offered both in person, online or a combination of in person/online. I had been out of school for 14 years before I went back. I work full-time plus and have two teenagers. I have enjoyed the classes and the content is very interesting. I am glad I decided to go to FAU!
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2017

CCEI offers a strong network of faculty, senior doctoral students and alumni connections. The faculty and staff contingent offers an eclectic range of disciplinary foci, specializations and academic experience. The student contingent also represents a variety of interests and background experiences, which make for an expanding breadth of possibilities for scholarship. Together with faculty advisement, the doctoral program support staff does an excellent job of guiding students through various program processes, from registration to petitioning through dissertation and commencement. While the University and Department offers various funding opportunities for student research and scholarship; monies and sources are limited. A greater focus on primary research, publishing and conference attendance and presentations, with requisite funding provided, would be helpful. Also, more opportunities for students who are not currently practicing teachers/professionals to conduct research via the FAU laboratory school are also needed. Partnerships with the local education fraternity and community, which would facilitate research relevant to the community; or some sort of Education research laboratory or center, would also be profitable. Personally, I would enjoy an academic exchange with institutions on the north or even with doctoral programs outside of the United States. Greater focus on education policy and legal issues with also suit my personal interests.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The School Counseling track of the Counselor Education Masters program at FAU has been extremely beneficial in teaching me the required skills of a professional school counselor. I have had some great professors/advisors, and with the collaboration between friends in the program as well, I have been able to be highly successful. It is a 60 credit hour program, but the classes are extremely demanding and hands-on in order to really learn the skills needed. I would recommend this program for anyone wishing to go into the School Counseling field to really make a difference and help their students acquire the academic and social skills they need to be successful.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the excellent faculty and the quality of the program. The cons are the helpfulness of the advisors, the advisors can be great friends but they are not well informed and it can be reflected when you need to talk to them.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Program offers various concentrations to help pinpoint your research area. The faculty is enthusiastic about the program, and takes student feedback into account while keeping in mind the realities of the job market. Cons: Program lists 9 credit hours of required courses; 3 of which could be done away with. Boca Raton is not a great place to live in, if you're staying alone.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2016

The MFA program at FAU has amazing, supportive faculty that go out of their way to create a community of writers. They also bring in highly acclaimed writers to read for students and the public. Recent readers have included JoAnn Beard, Phil Klay and Roxane Gay. The school is also in a beachside city. There is no/poor public transportation in the area, so a car is a must. The major downside of the school is that while they offer a lot of Teaching Assistantships that provide a tuition waiver and small salary, the salary is too small to live off of ($8000 a year) and the position does not include benefits like health insurance. So most students still need to take out loans to attend the program.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate neuroscience program at FAU is very competitive, with top scientists around the world working in a close network. I really admire working alongside them. This will definitely help me to achieve my academic goals. On the downside, the stipend (teaching assistance ship) paid by FAU to their graduate students is very minimal. It is difficult for a graduate student to pay for the cost of living in and around the campus. Also, given that the public transportation is not very good, maintaining a car adds up to the cost of living and limits the accessibility. As a graduate student, I really wish and hope FAU graduate program, consider this as a voice of student body and work in giving their student a better life outside academia.
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