Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 521 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • 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

4.8 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Pursuing a graduate degree was a personal goal of mine for several years while on active duty. I found a degree plan that was perfectly suited for me at Grand Canyon University. My younger sister was the person who introduced me to the program after her completion of an undergrad degree. The university provides several different options to pursue a degree that will fit within a schedule of a young working professional. My program allows me to focus on one credit at a time at a pace that is supported by the fact that I'm still serving in the military. The professors and other students have provided me with several different personal perspectives about leadership styles and organizational behavior that will benefit me and the people I manage throughout my career. I still communicate with my admissions advisor to schedule future classes that work within my schedule and can monitor my progress and my anticipated graduation date directly on my student portal. I have already referred another service member to this school and would continue to recommend it to anyone interested in a degree.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University is an excellent choice for a privatized Christian university and was less expensive than I realized it would be. When I started the program I had a decent amount of the tuition in my bank account already and the advisement team worked flexibly with me to ensure a payment plan that would work for both of us. My program, along with the majority of nurse practitioner degrees, was entirely online which complicated learning difficult concepts or subject material. I will be starting the clinical didactic portion of the program in six months and the advisers have been a great assistance in ensuring I have everything lined up appropriately for placement.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Web Design
Graduation Year: 2016

Several times throughout my degree program, I was humbled by the entire staff and faculty's committment to student success. While a distance learning degree always has its frustrations and is never perfect, despite those hiccups, I always had instructors and advisors always willing to step up and overcome alongside me. The Christian atmosphere of the school helped keep me grounded while in my studies, and it opened doors for meaningful conversations with instructors without the fear of being mocked.
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