Florida International University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 290 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 55,003 (45,856 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,097 in-state; $24,202 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Interior Design
Graduation Year: 2015

This program proves small enough that you are valued as an individual and the faculty/student ratio proves effective. More training, less "figure it out yourself" would be conducive to the learning environment, easing stress and workload.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2018

Very strong on theory, qualitative methods, and public service. Weak on quantitative methods other than GIS.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

There are a wide variety of resource to help you achieve personally, educationally, professionally, etc. Getting to school can be a hassle and finding parking which are minor cons compare to the experience and knowledge you would be getting at FIU!
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the program is tat the faculty is amazing and the facility is well p to date. We truly get the latest in everything!! Some cons would be that it is still a fairly new program so the difference from one year to the nest seem to change a lot but it seems to always be improvement changes.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

We have excellent professors that currently work or have worked in their field. There cost of our programs is very affordable and the quality of education is increasing every year.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2013

Most classes are offered once a year- no flexibility. Professors act as both advisors and faculty. Too many students enrolled when very few internships spots are available. Too many inexplicable fees. Expansion in ongoing but we are told that not enough space is available to be more flexible with classes offered.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Excellent faculty, both in terms of their expertise as well as support for their graduate students. Good funding and scholarships available. Clear graduation track and guidance available Cons: Not as much funding available for conferences/ professional development.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Great variety of professors. Cons: Most of everything on campus is a "find out on your own" experience.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

It's have been for me a good choice to study this master in FIU since it allows me to study at the same time work and the cost of it is not high
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Perhaps I am a bit jaded after being in a doctoral program for quite a while now (saying the actual number brings tears!), but I feel FIU while a decent public university, and top rate Hispanic tertiary educational institution have some way to go in providing world class education in ALL fields. TO be fair, I have heard excellent reports about the law school and business college and they recently had their first medical school graduates. Yet to me, other programs are either being ignored or simply run by inept individuals who play more politics that actually strive to improve the quality of the programs. Regarding my specific program, Bioogical Sciences, this school is great for those who would love to study ecological or marine biology. PIs have research projects that extend across the US to Alaska, South America and even Asia. So if any person who is reading has a passion for the outdoors, wading in the everglades at night to tag alligators, you should pursue a degree at FIU. Sadly, if you are like me who have a keen interest in cellular and molecular biology, human genetics or anything remotely associated with animal and human research, I suggest you look elsewhere or in fact join the biomedical program. There are handful of professors(and I mean that literally, your fingers on one hand) who conduct any cellular/ molecular research). Funding is very competitive in this area, yet some professors do not seem proactive in soliciting grants and most important for any potential doctoral student, the average years spent in this program would make a grown man cry.
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