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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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

My current graduate program is great because I am able to take classes during the evenings after my 9-5 job is completed for the day. The professors are extremely knowledgable in their niche fields and bring many different perspectives to classes.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is comparable to other programs, but it does focus too much on clinical mental health rather than school counseling. As far as I can tell all programs do this unfortunately. The teachers are great, especially the school counseling ones. It is overall a good experience, but there is always room for improvement.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2017

Kent State is a quality school that has a diverse culture and a very quick graduate program that can get you on track towards your goals quickly.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This graduate program has high standards for students and offers a variety of relevant field experiences to facilitate training. The faculty are very knowledgeable and helpful. It is a rigorous program, but it is worth it because of all the knowledge that is gained.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

My overall experience with the KSU MPH program was excellent. Orientation was ok - they basically just took you on a tour, told you about the campus and resources. From what I remember it wasn't specific to your program. KSU graduate programs are really good about have a wide variety of scheduled classes. I took classes in the morning, afternoon and evening. As early as 8 am and as late at 6 or 7 pm. Some of my classes were scheduled like undergrad - where they were M, W and F in the morning or afternoon, and some two days a week like TU and TH. I took 3 classes at a time and it seemed to be a good course load. In your core classes you'll be with your cohort - so the students who are in the same grad program as you. My cohort was pretty small, I believe it was less than 20. Level of difficulty varied throughout the program. My hardest courses were Biostatistics and Epidemiology - I'm not a very analytical person. But, the professors were great and I did a lot of meetings and study sessions with my cohort. You get very close to your cohort - you basically have all your classes with them and study with them. I did enjoy the professors. There was a pretty good variety of professors with different specialties and from my experience they all cared about their students.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I really think this program makes it very convenient for a teacher to pursue graduate work on their own schedule. It's great that I do not have to take time off of my career to go to a school out of state, and instead can utilize what I'm learning in my own classroom. The staff is very helpful and respond quickly when questions arise!
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Feel happy with the program and really reach my goals
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

pros: good campus,proffesors,good in teaching more; chances of getting on campus jobs cons: tution fee is high for international students
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently in a graduate programs for nursing. The staff is phenomenal, they continue to be knowledgable, helpful, and reachable each semester. The nursing program is staffed with competent, field experienced nurses who geniunely care about the success of their students. Some of the graduate nursing programs requirements can be difficult to navigate through and stay on top of, however they recently launched an additional free "course" on their online blackboard site to assist students with keeping on track and up to date with important requirements/information. The cirriculm is demanding, and you walk away with true sense of having acquired new knowledge. All programs have flaws, but Kent has proved to be well organized and I am happy having chosen them to continue my education.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is wonderfully designed for working professionals seeking to advance their education while maintaining a full time job. The forums and assignments still promote student interaction and the diversity within the class encourages classmates to tie in personal experiences with course material. Online courses have many obstacles, yet Kent does its best to make the faculty and information as accessible as possible.
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