Hope International University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 13 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,302 (875 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 42% part-time, 58% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,639
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I became a Royal in 2012. I wasn't sure if I would like the school at the beginning, but I reminded myself how important an open mind was. Soon enough, I fell in love with my major, the classes, the professors, the students, and everything about Hope. I'm very grateful to have been a Royal and continue to be one now that I am in graduate school. This scholarship would help me pay off some student loans.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently attending Hope International University as a Marriage and Family Therapy graduate student. I love how supportive and available the professors in this program are!
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I think Hope's program is great because it's accessible, especially to those who didn't major in Psychology as an undergraduate. It is a COAMFTE accredited program, which has its benefits when it comes to portability. The faculty and staff are kind, approachable, and helpful, and seem to genuinely care about our well being as students. My main struggle is that the class work doesn't seem very rigorous. I'm concerned that I won't be prepared well enough for the MFT licensing exam when it comes around.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

I was working full time and living off campus during my completion of this degree. The combination of online and on-campus classes was a very convenient opportunity and made it possible to work and have a social life while in school. The work load was manageable though extensive, peer-to-peer support was both readily available (for those who pursued it) and necessary to get the best learning experience possible. I am very pleased with the diversity of coursework, some was very difficult, other assignments were easy. Everything stretched me. Hope, being a Christian University which employs exclusively Christian professors allowed me to see a depth of relationship between peers, superiors, and subordinates refreshingly hopeful.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm excited to start at Hope's MFT program. All the ratings have been based on Alumni "ratings" and what I have learned through brochures, open houses, etc.
4.88 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty really challenges the students to think about the theories. Also the discussions are very open and everyone is free to voice their opinions. It's also very diverse. Age, ethnicity, and economic, and gender. So far there are no Cons.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a great school and grad program. The teachers are very helpful and accessible; they want to best prepare us for our field and it's seen in the way they interact with the students and provide resources for us. It's a private school so that means the costs are higher and that makes it more difficult to afford. However, the Financial Aid available makes it doable.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

This has been a great environment for learning with the staff and Professors very eager to help this be a positive and successful experience!
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall the MFT graduate program is wonderful. The reason the affordability of living is so high is because the area its in North Orange county is pretty high. One of the perks about being in the grad program at hope is that you have all your classes at a the orange location. There is no parking permit required and you don't have to deal with all the business of college town at hope and CSUF. The internet system is a little outdated. They use outlook instead of gmail like most universities. They seem really adamant about finding you a job after you are done with the program to complete your hours. They seem to have a huge network of employers as well. The fact that they are co accredited makes this university stand above the rest! The biggest downside of the college is the fact that they have no financial aid besides loans for the graduate program. The program is really expensive and there is no student scholarships from the school available to struggling students. The financial aid office really has a hard time in helping the students with outside scholarships as well. The over all work load seems difficult but definitely do-able for the working professional. The second year of the program seems to be higher in difficulty due to the practicums and the supervised hours that needed.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Hope International University is such a great program! They help make everything easy with alot of information for starting school. They keep you updated with school information on internships and workshop opportunities.
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