Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 539 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 69,444 (43,295 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,124
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

I thoroughly enjoy the online program at this school. Five years ago I completed my BSN with Grand Canyon completely online and it has improved even more since then. I find the online format easy to understand and there is always help available for issues that arise. The format allows an opportunity to complete work ahead of time and maintains a calendar so that it is never a question of when assignments are due.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University has been a great fit for me. I started in a doctorate program and midway decided to start another Master's degree instead. The staff was incredibly accommodating and helped me make the transition seamlessly. All of the instructors are fully vested in ensuring you get the most out of each class. The best part of each class is that you learn the real world application of what you're being taught, not just what you need to know to pass the class. Highly recommend GCU!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Christian Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I have attended GCU for my Bachelors as well as my Masters. I had to change my major right now and will push out my grad date. GCU is a great college and have been an awesome learning experience. Because they are a Christian college all classes are taught with a Christian worldview but can also benefit those that are not Christian. I have a 3.9 and because of doing my degrees online it has been easy to fit into my busy schedule.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2018

I really enjoyed completing courses at Grand Canyon University for my master's program! Since I am a full-time teacher, mom and student, having online classes and only one class at a time really worked with my schedule and life! The class structure is really straightforward, with all of the classes being formatted the same way, so the requirements for each class are predictable and the first course was an introductory course to the program so I was able to get used to the set up before really having to focus on content!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

As a current graduate student, I am working on my Masters of Education in Early Childhood Development. I don't expect I will earn very much, but that's the career I chose. I am not satisfied with the assistance I requested in looking for scholarships, especially considering my grad internship requires 16 weeks of full time UNPAID work. I thought advisors and other staff were supposed to help direct in this area, but I was simply given a website after I thought about asking 6 months into my program. I asked students from other schools and I was given several sites to check out. Everyone was surprised I wasn't helped more with this. I have had very kind teachers, but I'm beginning to think I'm either suddenly very smart, or the curriculum is just fairly easy, in comparison to what I remember ending my undergrad with. It isn't "easy," but I'm easily getting straight As with a normal amount of effort. I am taking everything 100% online, so I don't know what the campus safety is like, but had to pick a number of stars above. I think they did a great job of finding the staff who recruited me to join GCU because he was very nice, knowledgeable and kind and was an excellent salesman. I wish he hadn't been, though. I should have shopped around.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

I would recommend GCU to anyone looking to get into a great college either out of high school for their bachelor degree or someone looking to go in to get their secondary education degree because I have continued with GCU for my Masters and I will be completing my 2nd degree this year!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I was skeptical about online learning; however, upon successfully completing my masters degree online at Grand Canyon University, I felt an overwhelming need to continue my PhD online as well. After comparing classes with on campus programs, I realized that I would receive just as good an education online. I am closer to completing my coursework and look forward to my dissertation. My advisors, professors, and classmates have made the entire process seamless, thus far. I would highly recommend my school, GCU, to anyone looking for a word class education that is equally competitive with similar programs at brick and mortar universities.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I've always believed in the saying "the cream rises to the top." That thought is certainly true at GCU. Although most for profit schools are upon difficult financial times, GCU has found a way to rise above and continue to provide a excellent education for it's students. The school mascot is an antelope, and the motto of the diverse student body is 'rise up.' That motto is carried across all facets of the school. You see and feel it everywhere! Not only in the education you receive, but the friendliness of the staff and instructors. I would definitely recommend furthering your education at GCU!
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University offers a wide range of classes and the opportunity to attend a physical campus or receive your education online. For online students like myself, it allows us time to work full time while pursuing our education. I find the classes engaging, applicable to current issues, and not too overwhelming with the workload.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty is absolutely amazing. They offer personal insight and professionalism in everything they do in the classroom. Student base is varied and this also gives an added perspective to learning. Student advisor and financial staff are second to none. I have been offered two positions based on my academics and school reputation. This absolutely is the best place to further ones education.
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