Florida International University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 295 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 16 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 49,782 (41,032 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,097 in-state; $24,202 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program has helped build a strong foundation and understanding of the legal system and as I continue to pursue this program, I realize how lucky I am to be a part of it. My professors are very knowledgeable and they are ready to share this wealth with their students. As a new law school, FIU still has to establish a great reputation in the legal community. However, with the hard work that the students and staff are putting in, FIU will be able to earn an amazing reputation.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014

specific program is Hospitality Management, not specified in your choices here. The school is good, though some of the classes are too easy and seem just a version of the same undergraduate courses. But others are quite good, and the professors and dean are all very supportive and accessible. And career services has imporved since I began the program.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015

Florida International University offers programs that fit the everyday demand of the working professional. Various online, hybrid, evening, weekend, and accelerated programs make it easier for the non-traditional students to pursue higher education. As well, FIU is a well-known and highly esteemed institution. They have an outstanding reputation in academics, especially in all of the business disciplines. Additionally, FIU houses an array of delicious restaurant selections, art exhibits at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum as well as, the Steven and Dorothea Green Library an eight-floor library equipped with quiet rooms and areas for group work. However, the main set-back of this university is how overcrowded their campuses are. Because the education provided at FIU is highly sought after and their amenities add a sense of comfort, there are thousands of individuals around campus at all times. Parking garages and lots tend to be filled quite quickly forcing students to be on campus hours before their actual courses begin. And, requesting overrides into professors' classes is the norm since it is always a race to get the class before it is filled. Overall, FIU's pros of superior academic competitiveness outweighs their cons.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

The real strength of this graduate program is the people. The faculty are always available to help graduate students and the staff are extremely supportive. This is a very diverse program, as women make up approximately half of the faculty and minorities are well represented in the faculty and graduate student population. The history graduate student association is very active on campus and we hold many professional development and social events throughout the year which foster strong professional relationships between the faculty and graduate students and help bolster career development. The only downside to this program is that Miami is expensive and is getting more so every day.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

A Law degree at Florida international University is of great value. It is still a public school but it is ranked the 100's law school to go to in 2014. It is great value for the relatively cheap tuition of $20,000. A lot of diversity in the school which makes it a very stimulating and open environment.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2012

I enjoyed my time in my Master's Program. I had an amazing cohort and awesome professors.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

The program was very adaptable to any individuals lifestyles since many of the courses were offered online or on campus. If you so desired you could obtain your graduate degree completely from the comfort of your home I myself did a combination of the two and saw that the on campus courses were rather easier than the online courses. The workload for the on line courses was typically heavier than the in person ones but overall the professors were helpful and understanding regardless of how you took their course.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe our program is great, our professors really try their best to give us real life situations so we will be ready for the field.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is awesome. You get to meet your instructors at a personal level. Your professors will be interim vice presidents, deans, directors, etc. of the higher education department. Therefore, it is a very good opportunity to get letter of recommendations, etc.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program starts with the top-quality faculty. The FIU MPA Faculty is the largest is South Florida and is the one only full-time public administration department in Miami-Dade County. The majority of the program’s courses are taught by full-time FIU Public Administration professors who are also top scholars in the field of public administration. FIU’s MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and is the only NASPAA Accredited Program in Miami-Dade County. The U.S. News and World Report ranks the MPA program at FIU the best in the South Florida region. The cons of my graduate program are the availability of classes offer each semester along with the very late class times. There is also just one scholarship the program offers for students to apply to.
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