Kent State University at Kent Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 158 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 30,167 (23,684 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,310 in-state; $20,396 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2011

Kent State is a large school. There was an orientation/training at the beginning of the program that was somewhat helpful to prepare me for the teaching assistantship I was doing while enrolled in my masters program. The department itself was very disorganized, and I felt completely unprepared to start teaching on day one of my teaching assistantship. I was in the classroom alone, not with a faculty member, so preparation was paramount. The other returning graduate students stepped in to help those of us who were new so that we'd be somewhat prepared for our teaching assignments. So my experience with my fellow grad students was positive, collaborative, and supportive. With the full time faculty/department, that was not my experience.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2011

The program I attended worked out well for me. It was priced reasonably and had sufficient flexibility of class schedule to make it manageable around other life activities.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Kent State University's Master in Higher Education and Student Personnel was the best program I have gone through. The program has a 99% job placement rate after graduation and I can confirm that the majority of students within my cohort all have jobs within the field. The faculty are encouraging and supportive; its a family oriented atmosphere. The program requires all students to have a graduate assistantship and they have a fair just for admitted students to apply for them in a wide of departments and even at different colleges. Kent State has a whole is a wonderful and supportive place. I truly enjoyed my time at KSU as an undergrad, grad and now as a full-time staff member.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Kent State University is committed to excellence. This is proven time and time again in its courses, programs, and extracurricular activities. I earned both my Bachelor of Arts degree as well as my Master of Education degree at KSU. I love this university. My M.Ed. is in clinical mental health counseling. I felt very prepared to practice upping graduation. Very few universities, local or otherwise, prepare their counseling students as much as KSU. I'm a dedicated alumna! Go flashes!
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Most of my classes were online, but the program is one of the only Knowledge Management - User Experience Design Masters programs in the country. It was a wonderful thing to be able to continue my career in another state and continue my education at the same time.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros of the graduate program are the wide variety of classes I am able to take. I am able to truly customize my schedule to learn what I feel will be pertinent in my career. The cons are that I am unable to afford going to school full time, which is what I truly desired to do.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

This far into the graduate program, I feel that there is a wide variety of specializations you can choose from, and I appreciate this. I can truly seek what I am interested in learning, and implement it into my program. The biggest con has simply been financial need. I do not have the funds needed to go to school full-time and this is what I really what I wanted to do.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

my graduate program is highly useful for my career growth and till now it has been wonderful being associated with the college of public health-kent state university
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The program is fully online, so I don't get to interact with Advisors and Professors as I would like.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

As only a second semester graduate student in the the speech-language pathology graduate program at Kent State University, I have already had such a great experience. Each of the professors in the program has a research lab, and I have had the amazing opportunity to work in the Speech and Voice Science Lab. I was also given the opportunity to complete a semester of my clinical coursework at one of the top children's hospitals in the area. I am grateful everyday to be in such a great learning environment. The only con is the academic course load, but I think that would come with any speech-language pathology graduate program!
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