Houston Baptist University Graduate Program Reviews

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88%
of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 33 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,160 (2,250 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 63% part-time, 37% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,010
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010

It was a great experience, one that I wouldn't trade for anything. Yes, it was hard. Yes, there were times I wanted to give up. But marching in at my graduation, there were tears of pride, because I DID IT. And I wouldn't be where I am in my career without having done it.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2018

I chose HBU's Masters in Philosophy program because of their focus in philosophy of religion from notable academics. The Philosophy Department at HBU has been charitable and helpful from the application process and throughout my degree. The academic advisors have always helped me with my schedule since I work full-time and travel to Houston from another city once a week. They have helped me combine online classes from other departments and classes in person in order to finish quickly while living in another city. The professors and advisors have always taken the time to listen to my academic goals and have given me honest feedback on how to achieve them. The professors in the philosophy department are top caliber academics but are also approachable and kindhearted. The academic load is challenging but within the reasonable scope to push the students into academic integrity. If you are planning on pursuing a Ph.D. afterward, the professors are considerate and willing to walk you through that process. The one negative aspect about HBU is their financial aid. Financial aid for MA PHIL students in limited to three scholarships: GRE, alumni scholarships, and a small scholarship based on academic goals for one selected individual upon entering the program. Regardless of this one negative aspect, I will look back at my time at HBU with a glad heart from my experience and the hard work that has paid off in my personal academic goals.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

I started the MBA program at HBU this fall, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I am working full time and going to school full time, so they are work-schedule sensitive with classes and are very willing to help. From master students' orientation to in-class help, the professors are very attentive and willing to help further you in your career. The curriculum covered has been beneficial already in my professional life, and I am looking forward to learning more about management in business. After graduate school, I plan to sit for my CPA. I relayed this information to the professors and representatives at the university, and they have been very responsive and willing to assist with this through classes needed for a specialization in accounting and schedule adjustments.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Houston Baptist University (HBU) has a great program that pushes you to your best. There work that is given by the professors is challenging, but you learn so much. Although, the cost of this fine institution is very high and financial aid is scarce for graduate students so students like myself result to loans. However, when approaching graduation, HBU has a great career center to ensure you will have employment post graduating.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Pro's: As other people have mentioned, one of the pro's is the small number of students in each class. Also, there is a strong offering of online classes so you can mix your schedule with online and on campus. The professors are friendly and supportive and it has a beautiful campus. Con's: While there are several scholarships in the graduate program, including some for specific departments, it doesn't have the same level of funding as some of the other universities.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of this graduate program is the expertise these professors have in each class you take. They are very knowledgable and can tailor any discussion to real life experience. They give you a foundation that you can build on with each additional class you can take. Even if you do not have a degree in business, they are able to put you on even footing with the rest of the class. The professors are very helpful, and offer assistance if you need it. The con of this graduate program is the class time. It is from 6pm-10pm. It gets draining after a while, but the professors help you manage it . The cohort does a really good job of banding together and helping each other through this process. It is a really great program, and I have learned a lot. Everything I've learned is easily applicable to everyday life.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: - You are secure in the facilities. - Teachers are very supportive. - A very good atmosphere. Cons: - People in certain departments do not know about others and you ended up wasting a lot of time. - As an international student, you don't get to much opportunities to work on campus.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: - One of the most affordable programs in Houston for an international student. - Teachers very nice and accessible - Flexible program. Cons: - HBU Staff need to improve in providing right information to students
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate programs at Houston Baptist University are focused on preparing successful students to be competitive in the workforce or to become competitive candidates for doctoral programs. The Biblical Languages program is specifically designed to prepare graduates for doctoral programs in Theological Studies. Pros: Class sizes are limited to 21 students but are typically 8-15. Professors use creative learning strategies to help students grasp difficult material Curriculum is broad-based which allows students to evaluate varying views and draw their own conclusions Cons: The library resources could be better. Resources are adequate for undergraduate research, but weak for graduate research. Yet, the library is affiliated with an inter-library network which expands the resource capacity.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

I have yet to have one bad or negative incident with anyone affiliated with HBU.
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