Georgia Southern University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 64 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 20,673 (18,005 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 57% part-time, 43% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,728 in-state; $28,610 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

GSU is a great school .It has an international rating by AASCB in its accounting program.
1.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2009

With this degree I feel that you want a completely online experience than this is the program for you. When I applied to the program 2 years ago I was mislead into thinking there was a separate online and on-campus program but there was not. The majority of the classes were online. I wish I had known this because I would chosen another school to attend. The with the exception of about 3 courses most of the other courses were exactly the same with different titles. Overall if I could go back I would definitely not choose this program or school.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2012

Georgia Southern is in a kind of country area. It has been very difficult for me to get around when I needed to. However, the "isolation" of this city is what allows me to be so successful in my studies. The atmosphere here is conducive for studying. I love the campus. We are definitely technology savvy as there is at least one computer lab in nearly every building. The campus is very diverse but is also comfortable and social. There are plenty of places to study, whether it be by one of the lakes or in a private study room. The faculty are very friendly and helpful. We probably offer the same amount of graduate assistantships as most schools; however, in my particular program, there were fewer students than in bigger programs so I was able to get an assistantship to help cover expenses. Housing down here is good. It can get expensive depending on where you choose to live, but you have plenty of cheaper options. Finally, as with any school, you get as much as you put in. Our teachers are very knowledgeable. The classes are both challenging and beneficial, and you have plenty of resources to make it through alive!!
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Offers a premium education at a premium price. GSU's Masters of Science in Applied Economics is a recognized and renowned program, and has a lot of name recognition, especially compared to similar programs from other schools. It's also one of the few completely online, so it's attractive for remote students and draws people from all over the U.S. and internationally. I found that it's a little difficult to understand how to get accepted; but once in, you're going to enjoy your studies. The biggest drawback is how expensive it is. Don't go here if you can't afford it.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty and staff of GSU are extremely supportive. They work extensively with working educators in assisting them in pursuing higher education. I am confident that my educational experience far outweighs the financial costs.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Georgia Southern's nursing program is consistently ranked in the top 20 in the nation. I completed my undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern University, and am currently pursuing my graduate degree at the university!
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I like how my graduate program is competitive and offers many opportunities for health research. I also like the accessibility of the classes and the relationships that can easily be formed with the professors who care and take time out of the day to work with their students. Though I would like for the program to change the aspect of having some of the program courses to be available every semester.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is very valuable and prepares you as you continue to work with students. Being online, the faculty, staff, advisors are not easy to contact always.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I love everything at Georgia Southern University, EXCEPT their Financial Aid Office. Responses always take so long!
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Georgia Southern University was originally founded as a college for teachers so it goes to say that it is probably one of the best in the state when it comes to teacher education/training. But what is the biggest pro is the same pro for any program at Southern, you get the same education here as you would at a bigger institution without all the hassle and without the feel of those big institution. The class sizes are moderate to small and the professors make themselves available as much as possible instead of depending on grad assistants to handle everything. I would have to say that the only con is the surrounding area. While it is beautiful, it doesn't offer much in terms of entertainment. There are a few venues but the majority of the social life here is maintained in the bars.
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