Kean University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.57 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 37 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 14,070 (11,812 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,801 in-state; $21,570 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I was enrolled in Clinical Mental Health Program at Kean University from 2014 to 2017. I enjoyed the program because I felt the professors cared and the Dean of the program made an effort to support their students. What I did not like was the placement program. I had 2 very harrowing difficult internships with verbally abusive cooperating counselors. If the Department of Counseling wants to improve their program they need to get new places for people to intern,.
1.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2006

I thought that the academic programs were lacking at Kean, but at the end of the day I got a diploma and that's what mattered in terms of securing employment.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2012

Excellent, world-class education. Professors who are passionate about their discipline and care about their students' success.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

Kean University has been awesome ! The students and educators have made it an incredible place to grow personally and academically. I am currently studying Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology and I believe I am getting the best education and career advice from the educators here.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

Kean University has provided me with networking experiences prior to my graduation. The faculty and advisors that I have met have been willing to help me advance my career by putting me in touch with industry professionals and have provided valuable advice that has helped me change careers even before finishing my M.A.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2007

Kean University was an excellent place to earn my degree. The course work was relevant and rigorous and the professors were supportive. We had professors who were knowledgeable and experts in the field of education. They shared professional and practical advice which helped to shape my foundation.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

Kean university was very affordable however the coursework was not competitive.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a very competitive program and expects high academic rigor. In return you receive great training for the Occupational Therapy profession.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

The professors and clinical application is amazing. However, the graduate college and Kean University administration isn't the greatest. The professors and leaders of our department are amazing at balancing the crappy paperwork side while providing us with the best education possible in all areas of the field.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

As an undergraduate student, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I “grew up.” After receiving a BA in psychology and sociology with an English minor, I was still not sure about what I wanted to be. The growing up part was now upon me. I highly valued my education and was pleased with my chosen educational path, but I didn’t feel a passion to pursue a career in business, law, or social work, like many others in my majors. I was passionate about being a member of my collegiate track and field team, and leading my team as a captain brought me joy. After graduating, I decided that I wanted to pursue a personal training certification, and did so through the NSCA. I was eager to learn more, so I obtained a Masters degree in Exercise Science. I loved learning the specifics of body mechanics and was excited when I was able to start applying what I was learning in my graduate program to the development and implementation of my personal training practice. The human body is remarkable, and I believe that the importance of maintaining its function and maximizing its capabilities are oftentimes overlooked and not valued highly enough. My graduate program provided valuable information that gave me a more in-depth background to what I had currently known from my personal training certification. Furthermore, I performed a master's thesis, which included detailed research and an exercise intervention followed by extensive statistical analysis and interpretation. The courses that I completed to attain my graduate degree and maintain a 4.0 GPA were very informative, yet some were not as detailed as others. During my second year in the exercise science laboratory course, I started to feel as though I had a greater interest in rehabilitation and decided to pursue a degree in physical therapy upon graduation in 2014. The Exercise Science MS program at Kean University is a good foundation for entering the exercise field, yet it does not prepare the graduate for a specific career. The degree touches upon all aspects of exercise and kinesiology, from health promotion to working with special populations, but it isn't so specific as to guide the students to a particular career path. Although the program has strengths in covering a wide variety of topics, in my opinion it is not detailed enough to provide sufficient career-oriented information. I would recommend that an anatomy and physiology course should be taken prior to starting the program, as it is not currently a prerequisite but could greatly help the exercise science graduate student to better understand what is being learned and how it relates to the body systems. It is a great program as a starting point to enter the fitness world, but is not sufficient enough to provide expertise in a particular area based on its current curriculum. I am certainly grateful for the knowledge that I have gained from the program, and will be using what I have learned as I continue into the field of physical therapy.
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