Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 517 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 75,834 (46,297 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,555
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

GCU on line was convenient and challenging. I have been able to apply what I learn to my job as a chemical dependency counselor. The work load at times was great, considering the classes are only 8 weeks long. However, would not have changed a thing.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

PRO: the most amazing support system I have witnessed and empowering professors CON: Wish I could have most interaction with the professors, but this is an online program
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe the program to be relevant to my future career field. As a veteran educator, I feel that the topics covered so far have been helping to better prepare me for the type of teaching position I will seek. The instructors have been knowledgable and are always available if you require some additional assistance. Becoming enrolled was very easy and the advisors have been very helpful in making sure that I was comfortable with all that is involved in working in the online environment.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Canyon University offers a fantastic online program. The workload is not overbearing and can easily be completed while working full-time. I was specifically impressed with the ability to obtain a student teaching site within my preferences. The placement specialist asked for a list of three schools in my area that I would be interested. She secured a placement at my second choice. She was very helpful in working with me to meet my preferences. I am very happy with my overall experience at Grand Canyon.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I love that I am able to further my education online, but I really wish I was able to attend the campus traditionally.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I have found their grad program to be just what I needed.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The GCU graduate program is completely online which allows me to be anywhere and complete my master's degree. They also provide assistance when you reach the practicum portion to help you find a licensed psychologist in your area so you do not have to travel. The cost of the program is a little expensive but well worth the cost.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros definitely are the interaction and relationships of students. Each student learns form one another and is required to respond to each other's posts, leaving each student an opportunity to learn and grow from others, which is one of the biggest parts of learning in my opinion. However, teacher interaction or standards for word aren't always challenging or what I felt a graduate program level standard should be. Sometimes it just felt too easy.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Grand Canyon is an excellent university because I am able to be a full time employee, mother and a full time student as well. I will be able to reach my dream of becoming a Special Education teacher at the same time doing my normal life. I feel very supported by the university staff as they are always willing to help and guide me in the right direction. The instructors are awesome an the lessons are well planned and right at target with my degree program. I have nothing to say but good things about Grand Canyon University and I am so glad I picked them to continue with my education. If someone is interested or has the passion to pursue their dream of obtaining a bachelor degree, Grand Canyon University is the right choice.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are accessibility of program and odds of completion. Drawbacks are access to internships and scholarships is minimal.
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