Florida Atlantic University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 335 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,380 (25,471 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,657 in-state; $18,446 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently enrolled at FAU where I am pursuing a degree in Educational Leadership for School Leaders (K-12). The program is engaging and the professors are amazing. What I like best about the program is that they offer many ways to attain the degree which is beneficial for those who work full time. As a high school English teacher, balancing school and work is stressful but the FAU scheduling helps to relieve some of the burden.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

Florida Atlantic University's English Department is outstanding. Pursuing my MA at FAU was a no-brainer, as the faculty's excitement for their specialities inspires even the least motivated of students. I respect each Professor abd admire their dedication to education and scholarly research.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

My education was diverse and prepared me for many pathways in social work. Advising was included in field courses which is not the case in all universities. I started working the day after I graduated as I attended a career fair on campus that lead to my first placement. GO Owls!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

I have thoroughly enjoyed the support from my department and from my advisor here at Florida Atlantic University! Any question or concern I had was addressed timely and efficiently. I was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and tuition assistance.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

My career started at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in August 2012 in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. I enrolled in the program to broaden my public service perspective and improve career prospects. The journey was captivating, demanding and thought provoking. At the time I enrolled, I did not realize the extent to which my ideologies and outlook would change, and the extensive transformation that would shape my life and stance. The dynamics of public administration were new and interesting to me, and I devoted myself to learning and working hard. I was successful academically and graduated in August 2015 with an overall GPA of 3.882. The MPA program equipped me with an extensive body of knowledge in public administration that left me yearning for more of its academic appeal, so the next logical step for me was the Ph.D. program. I know the curriculum will be challenging and will allow me to further enhance my abilities, but the foundation created by the MPA program makes me feel exceptionally competent. It is my goal to promote a positive, sustainable, creative, benevolent, and progressive government.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA in Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I am very pleased with the instructors that teach the Professional MBA program. Most of the professors have worked in the industry that they teach, which adds value to classroom. The program is geared toward working professionals with very active schedules. The faculty and staff are very supportive of schedule conflicts. I personally do not find the course work to be very difficult. The program is also a good chance to network, however do to the diversity in student background it can be difficult to capitalize on this network.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I completed a Masters in Higher Education Leadership at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in 2015. I am a non-traditional, female student of color, who chose to make a career change in her early forties, moving from business/banking to education. As per research and reporting categories, my ethnicity is Asian (India), but from the Caribbean. I have had a delightful experience as a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University, with the development of professional relationships as well as friendships with faculty and peers. Adding to this experience is the wealth of resources available to help students succeed. The curriculum is rigorous, incorporating an experiential component, such as an internship, conference travel or pursuance of an independent research project. Graduates produced are well rounded and fit into higher education domains easily. One third of my coursework was done online and the other two thirds were taken face to face (this matched my preferences at the time). Also worth mentioning is the diversity of the student population which allowed me to fit in comfortably. This enhanced my learning experience tremendously. South Florida is a melting pot of cultures and because of this rich diversity; I believe that students can compete on a global scale. They become accustomed to socializing in diverse environments, and tolerance becomes second nature to them. I was also influenced by the liveliness of the community, the expos of arts and culture, cuisines and a warm and friendly student population. I am now pursuing the doctoral degree in educational leadership, with a concentration in Higher education leaders; offered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology in the College of Education. In fact, applicants to the doctoral degree here can get a Masters in Passant (a Masters while pursuing their Ph.D.). I give the highest recommendation to both the Masters and Ph.D. in higher educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Social Work. I will begin FAU's Advanced Standing MSW program in May. I believe FAU's BSW program prepared me for generalist practice in the world of Social Work. Since I would like to work as a substance abuse counselor, I am now pursuing a Master's degree. From my experience over the last year and a half, FAU has a top notch program. The faculty is fantastic and genuinely cares. They are very willing to help and want students to succeed. There will always be a few who don't want to do the work and complain about everything, but if you work hard and genuinely want to learn, you will have a great experience. I believe the curriculum will give students what they need for generalist practice. Besides having excellent professors, my advisors were also very helpful in making sure I was taking the right courses to graduate on time. The field placement my last semester was challenging and gave me valuable hands-on case management experience. Every effort is made to find students field placements that are a good fit. I would highly recommend FAU to anyone who wants to become a social worker. One of my former professors is now heading up the department. She has a tremendous amount of energy and is working hard to push the school to the next level. Since FAU is a state school, tuition is reasonable and won't set you back like a private school, plus I believe you will get a better education at FAU.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

I am pursuing a Master degree in Health Administration through an executive master program. Classes meet on weekends (Saturday and Sunday)every three weeks, and we have group meetings every other week, and intensive online communications among students and with faculty. Beyond the diversity of students enrolled in this program, what I've found most helpful is how FAU's staff made me feel welcome by treating me as an individual, not as a number, and by addressing my individual objectives and needs. I have been working in the health care field for the past four years, and this program at FAU definitely will help me advance in this field by preparing me for higher positions including management. From the start I've felt this program's staff took and interest in what I am currently doing and in linking what the program offers to my personal objectives for advancement in my career. This is critically important in this day and age of digital communications where more often than not you communicate with machines. Beyond this, I've found the subject matter of my classes quite practical, something I can relate to my current job and the field of health care. I would definitely recommend FAU and this specific program to others. Well done indeed FAU! I am looking forward to completing this program and earning my Master's degree.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2017

Florida Atlantic universities curriculum and instruction masters program was very rewarding. I found the classes rigorous yet insightful. Though often challenging, I believe the classes have prepared me to succeed in the field. My mentor/ counselor/ graduate advisor was there through ever step of the way to help me succeed
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