Florida Gulf Coast University Graduate Program Reviews

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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
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the professors and they are all very willing to work with you. It also works well with my current teaching job.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The only con is that it is a 3 year program instead of 2 years. The class sizes are small and the faculty are always available. They know people on an individual basis and are professional at all times. It is a wonderful program that is now being made into a department.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro:The faulty is very supportive with the student's educational journey, and class discussions are thought-provoking. The professors have superb insight and real life experience in the mental health arena, so students are able to glean information. The professors include our input for class format. During clinical internship, we review our cases and process feelings. Con: Some students have difficulties with counseling internship sites.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I have grown up around this school, and have never realized how wonderful it can be, if you use the opportunities correctly.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

Great value and education. While there is some hope of improvement in the local job market, the best options for professional careers are still out of the area.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The only downfall is the financial struggle that you would go through with any graduate program at any graduate school. That being said, my mentor is absolutely the best I could have asked for - she is irreplaceable! There is no other place I would rather be furthering my education and am extremely grateful for the opportunities that I have been provided with at Florida Gulf Coast University!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are willing to help the students whenever it is possible for them. The school is well connected with the community surrounding it, and it is small enough to be able to make friends with your classmates, and stay connected, unlike the larger universities.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

The program has been appropriately challenging with a wealth of information delivered via multiple medias. Engaging course material is available online, but professors remain available to meet with students on campus or via E-meetings. The staff has been more accommodating than I ever expected. Registration, financial aid, library services, and others have friendly staff to help students learn processes that can be done with a couple mouse clicks after basic familiarization. The major negative aspect of this program is the limited opportunity for local internship and/or employment in educational institutions. Progressive, visionary, change has not been something widely accepted in the region.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

My graduate program is great because it is online so it gives you the opportunity to work and do service projects without having to always worry about your schedule. You can work on your own time. However, for students who are looking for that community, you will have to do some searching because many of the students might not be working at the same pace you are or they will be doing school far away from campus. The faculty are great and they are always available if you need help. The program is flexible and offers great specializations in Management, Non-profit, and Environmental Public Administration. Definitely look into it! 
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2012

The teachers are willing to work with you to make this master's program what you want it to be. However, if you don't have any interest or drive, you will get very little out of this program.
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