Kennesaw State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.16 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 57 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 35,018 (32,166 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 71% part-time, 29% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,857 in-state; $19,547 - $22,275 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2019

I've had a very mixed experience with this school's online program, with the overall experience being slightly more negative than positive. At one time, I had TWELVE different required online accounts where each did something different (I wish I were kidding - nothing at this school is streamlined.) Their financial aid department makes it very difficult for you to use any kind of financial aid other than the federal government - and the school will drop your classes a couple of days before personal loans come through. My personal belief is that they encourage fed govt loans for students because they are able to increase their "financial need" numbers, which is why they won't drop your classes if you have been awarded and are accepting federal aid, but if you are accepting personal loans, they will drop your classes. There are a few professors who take the online program seriously and work very closely with the students to give them a good experience. With these professors, the online readings are applicable to your work, and every online page has been updated. However, there are professors who see the online program as either a nuisance or see the students as not really worth their time, too. These professors are redundant in their online assignments, they do not make online readings and assignments applicable to your work, and the pages have NOT been updated. They also are hard-a**** about deadlines and then won't even open your work (that you busted your own a** to complete during their timeline) fifteen days later. When those less-than-mediocre professors are asked questions, they ignore you. No, seriously - they ignore you (not talking about the good professors - the ones who care about online students generally answer e-mails within 24 hours). When you try to express problems you are having with the course and the professors who won't answer questions to the dean, the dean ignores you. I believe 100% this is because it is an online program and because you are out of sight, you are also out of mind. They've already got your money, so you just jump through hoops with these c***** professors in order to finish your degree (and that is what I feel like this program is in a lot of respects - a bunch of hoop-jumping, with ill-defined goals). Also - if you have any trouble whatsoever with procrastination or if you do not already know how to conduct your own research, you are better off looking elsewhere because you will get very, very little support. This online program is the cheapest one in the state of Georgia, though, and if all you are wanting is affordability, this is the right program for you. If what you are looking for is a QUALITY online experience where ALL of your professors look at you as a person instead of as a login ID, though, look elsewhere. You will save yourself a lot of headaches.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I really enjoyed my time in the program. It is a fairly new program and is still growing. The faculty members were great to work with, the classroom atmosphere was professional yet fun, and the camaraderie among students was excellent. The class size ranged from 9-20 students, which made the lectures very intimate. You get the most out of the program if you take advantage of the lab as much as possible. Doing this helps you facilitate what is being discussed during lectures, plus it helps you get to know your classmates better. I learned a great deal regarding exercise testing and prescription, which I feel gives me an advantage when applying for positions in exercise-related fields. You also have the opportunity to take sports management-related courses, which were great for boosting my public speaking skills, as well as learning a few of the ins and outs that accompany the behind the scenes portion of organizational operations. We were granted the opportunity to listen to influential individuals in the local industry, like the CEO of LakePoint, Atlanta Braves front office members, and the manager of the GWCC. Some of these opportunities even allowed us to tour their top of the line facilities, including the Georgia Dome, LakePoint, the Sheperd Center for brain and spinal cord rehabilitation, and many more. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to get involved with a company as an exercise physiologist in multiple disciplines, corporate wellness coordinator, strength & conditioning coach, and any other similar fields. Regarding the financial services at KSU, they were average in my opinion. They did not seem to differ in how they operate when compared to other schools I have attended. I did not experience any significant issues with them.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Overemphasis on cohort learning is more about keeping students busy and does not add much value to actual student learning. There are some professors who are great teachers and others who are not great at transmitting knowledge and skills to students but this is to be expected in any program. The academic advising was very poor. In hindsight it probably would have been worth choosing a program with higher tuition but with better quality instruction and more support with academic advising.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I had a great experience with my the faculty and loved the campus. I lived in a condo 5 minutes from campus and parked in one of the lots. I felt that all of my teachers were extremely knowledgeable and cared about their subjects.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

My program was insightful and several of the professors provided lectures and instructions that have been useful in the field.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Evening classes for people working full time. Professors with strong backgrounds.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall Kennesaw State University is a great school especially if you are looking for a online program. There are several online programs/majors available for working adults. Most of the online programs are %100 online which is a blessing if you do not have the time to sit in a classroom. The professors are very helpful and usually respond to e-mails within 24 hours.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2011

great university with a solid business program that adapts to present day needs in the marketplace. My major in finance from this school equipped me with the tools to be successful in various areas of finance. The alumni is quite strong in the southeast of the country.
3.2 out of 5.0
Graduation Year: 2018

I am enrolled in a unique dual Masters of Business Administration/Masters of Public Administration program, the only one of it's kind in the state. As a current local government employee, I was immediately able to apply the principles and concepts acquired in the program. Although I intend to graduate next year, I was recently promoted and I understand my enrollment in the program was one of the factors of the hiring committee.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Executive MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

I highly recommend the Michael J. Coles Executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University. The faculty is exceptional with the right mix of academic and real-world experience. In addition, there is a comprehensive emphasis and approach to teaming/coaching, leadership and global commerce.
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