Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 533 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

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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

GCU is a great place to get your education. The discussions are pertinent to the subject. Fellow students are supportive and willing to help one another to achieve their very best. If you have a question, there is someone you can ask at anytime. I am thankful I have been a part of this journey at this institution and I know my future is bright.
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.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Completing a Master of Art in Teaching was very beneficial to me because I expanded my knowledge base significantly and was also better at my "craft"; which is teaching. I learnt new and current teaching strategies and methodologies which I was able to share with my colleagues. It was a very time consuming program, but through hard work and dedication I completed it within 14 months. There were a few challenges which i had to deal with; as it relates to the availability of research materials and the fact that most of the text were in the e format, so during the hurricane season it was difficult to get access if there was a power outage, strong winds or even a hurricane.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is excellent for those whom are working full time. There are alot of paper and discussion board posts but no tests or finals which is awesome! I havent enjoyed some of the teachers, some seemed lazy others seemed snooty. None seemed to be on track and very educated. But its all about self teaching yourself
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