Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 344 respondents

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School Information

  • 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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4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel that my graduate program has equipped me with the tools and skills I need for a good future in research. I have learned a significant amount from my courses and my professors and advisors are always available to help me. Additionally, the network that FAU has created with the Max Planck Institute and Scripps Florida has opened many doors for me, fellow graduate students and recent graduates, as we are now able to collaborate with scientists and researchers at these institutes and find jobs once we complete our graduate degrees.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Cons: Does not yet have a Neuroscience program. It is under Integrative Biology.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program is the ability to choose on campus or online courses, teachers often go that extra mile to make sure you understand the material, and I feel that I am being prepared to increase student achievement in any academic setting. The only con would be the financial aid disbursement date for students that take Saturday classes is very slow. I would recommend this program to any aspiring principal.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I chose my alma mater, Florida Atlantic University, for my graduate school because the faculty and staff truly want you to succeed. The courses are at accessible times, and they even offer a few online every semester. The MPA program provides a sense of family; everyone is there to both better themselves and the lives of others. By surrounding myself with other passionate students, I can clearly see the path to my own future.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program is fairly excellent at FAU. All the professors there have attained there Ph.D. in their respective fields, so you are receiving quality education from well-qualified professors. Professors do their best to make the classes quite interesting and applicable in the real business world. The program is designed to make the become more qualified and competitive in the real business world, once emerging from the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

Originally, FAU was the only school available in my area for completing an MA in my chosen field. I was disappointed it was not an R1 school and worried I would not get into a PhD program straight out of my MA there. However, these fears were unfounded as I encountered some of the best professors I have ever had the pleasure to study under. The English department at FAU is a community of of brilliant scholars and teachers who are wholly dedicated not only to their research (in which there accomplishments are diverse and meaningful contributions), but also their students. I was given honest and excellent advice and guidance in my years there, as well as a solid background in theory. My professors, especially Drs. Swanstrom and McGuirk, gave sincere feedback and encouragement, and helped me to grow as a writer. I was accepted to an R1 PhD program a semester prior to graduation, partially because of the excellent teaching opportunity the GA-ship provides at FAU.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program is the ease of accessibility and academic competitiveness. The cons are the limited amount of financial assistance from the school and the high cost of tuition.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of this program are affordable tuition & flexibility. A con is heavy workload.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

My program is wonderful because the quality of our instructors is amazing. They are world-renowned researchers and they serve as wonderful examples. Living in sunny south florida is great, too. My critiques would be about the cost of living in the area, the minimal public transportation available, and the minimal career support network outside of my advisor. Otherwise, it is a wonderful program and I really enjoy working with my advisor and the rest of my lab!
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

There is a lot of flexibility within the program in regards to when and where you can take your classes. Courses are offered online, teleconferenced, and in person at one of their three campuses based on a rotating schedule. From three years experience, I came across some brilliant professors with excellent in field experience. However, with that being said, not all professors push you as hard as I would expect from graduate work. I wish there was more networking within the program and certainly more of a social life. There is one honor society available for students to join but it is relatively new and still developing. Overall, my time within their graduate program has been a rewarding and enlightening experience.
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