Florida Gulf Coast University Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 41 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 14,833 (13,739 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 65% part-time, 35% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,961 in-state; $31,216 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: - The program offers hands-on experience with real cases, working closely with law enforcement and the Medical Examiner. You really get to "learn by doing" rather than just reading about the work in a book. - Limited size of the program means you have more time and a closer relationship with your adviser. - The program very much feels like a team, we work together on cases, in classes, as teaching assistants, etc. - Have the opportunity to experience what it is like to teach by acting as a TA and sometimes subbing for the professor when (s)he is absent for a case or conference. - Several opportunities throughout the year to attend and/or present at various conferences, increasing your network within the forensic and anthropological community. - The program has strong links with a field school in Guatemala where you can work with anthropologists to help recover and identify the remains of victims of the Guatemalan genocide. This work is important as it can help the communities heal by bringing some measure of closure to the families and hopefully providing evidence so those responsible can be held accountable. Cons: - Classes are not run every semester, so if you miss out on a required class, you may have to wait another year before you can actually take that class. - Only a limited number of students are able to work with the Medical Examiner at one time, so your experience with real cases is not constant throughout the program. - Can be difficult to maintain a job outside of school if you are a full-time student as class hours can be unusual (some running til 10pm, others starting at 8am) - Guatemalan field school generally runs in the middle of a semester, so it can be difficult to keep up with classes if you are away for 5 weeks in the middle!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

The curriculum and instruction/educational technology program under the College of Education is an amazing program. The faculty are fabulous, the curriculum is great, and the university as a whole is great to deal with. I highly recommend FGCU!
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall good physical therapy program- knowledgeable faculty and up-to-date equipment. The program is centered on problem-based learning and is focused on evidence based practice.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

The online program is very convenient for my schedule. The staff is very helpful and available.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The best decision I have EVER made! An absolutely excellent choice for anyone looking to study Forensic Studies/Sciences.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The best decision I ever made was to further my education at Florida Gulf Coast University!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

The pro's of this graduate program is that it is mainly virtual and working to become completely virtual. The professors are understanding and very helpful and constantly evaluating courses to tailor the effectiveness to the careers the students are seeking. Con's of the program is that there is alot of small tasks and assignments as well as big projects making it difficult to juggle working and a full load of classes.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013

I'm so excited,I can't wait to start this program and I think that is a good opportunity for my future career.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I don't think that I have enough experience to leave the pros and cons.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Program seems very interesting. Just getting started.
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