Fresno Pacific University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.19 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 31 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,342 (2,547 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 63% part-time, 37% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,755
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: The faculty of Fresno Pacific really care about their students. The instructors were very passionate about the courses they taught and the material could be used in the real world. Cons: The program was in sort of a "transition period" and it just took a little away from the overall good experience I had.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

With some programs offered online, it is convenient and easy to do schoolwork from home and/or work. Most of the professors are very knowlegeable and have great experience in the given field. The cost of the program is not cheap, so paying for tuition is one of the biggest cons.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program with an excellent reputation in the teaching community. The North campus is in a very safe and convenient location. The main campus is in a sketchy area. Tuition is a bit pricey but worth it due to small class sizes.
0.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

I am very happy that I chose a university that uphold strong Christian values and incorporates its core foundation in the courses and course work. However, FPU does not provide quality and/or challenging coursework. In fact, "busy work" or assignments that meet time accreditation standards make up the bulk of the homework assignments.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very convenient and applicable to my field. I have access to the coordinator and have spoken with her several times; she has given me extra ideas and materials with which to work while I'm not taking classes (in the summer).
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff at FPU pushed me beyond what I would have done on my own. During my program I had doubts of what I was putting myself thru, but in the long run, they prepared me beyond what I can ever thank them for. I remember saying, "I hate school," many times toward the end. I really felt they didn't care, but they nudged me along, not giving up on me when essentially I had given up on myself. I finished my BA and my Teacher Ed program thru FPU. Because of their careful consideration for those of us who went through their programs, they have created the final portion of our Masters that ties in with the work we did while completing the teacher Ed program. The staff have done nothing but encourage and push me along the way. I can't wait to start my masters in a few weeks and graduate in between my sons who will graduate from high school.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

This program teaches you how to become an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioner. In this field the ADR practitioners are known as either mediators, conflict managers, or risk assessors. This graduate program is very challenging. For example, when I was studying about Gandhi, and Martin Luther Kink Jr. the stack of books were almost as tall as me. However, the program allows us ample time to complete our work. This program has a lack of internships. This is a growing field, so there are limited opportunities to practice. This program has a co-op program with the local Law School here in Fresno, California. Therefore, if a person was looking to get their J.D. this program is a great fit. I would recommend this program to anyone who is fascinated with how conflict works, and wants to learn how to help people transition through conflict in positive ways.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel that this graduate program gives the student an opportunity to have it fit into their schedule because it is online. The course work is difficult but not to the point where it isn't doable. The staff is friendly and is easy to contact. The financial aid office is extremely helpful. I will receive my masters degree in 14 months which is completely worth the work load and money spent.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Fresno Pacific has the best professors. They are like a family to me. I am not just a number at Fresno Pacific. They truly care about me and my success.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

This MFT graduate program is very demanding academically and in terms of personal growth. There is a heavy workload for every course consisting of reading multiple texts, engaging with the materials, and writing assignments that require getting involved in the community. It also has high standards in terms of grades considering that students must not earn anything below a B in each course to pass. Although the work is demanding, this program has great value. Students are challenged and encouraged to go beyond what other schools would require. One's spiritual growth is a key component for the program and students are also challenged in this area. The staff in this department is very helpful, accessible and engaged with students. Students also benefit from a strong sense of community and support from other students and the staff. The price for this program is comparable to others in the area, yet the quality of education is hard to beat. Financial Aid is available to students and the program also offers scholarships for new students and those with high grade point averages.
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