Kent State University at Kent Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.86 out of 5.0)
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  • 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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2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Great mentors/advisors/faculty. In general, theres an open-door policy. KSU staff are hit and miss (facility services takes months to fix issues for students) but BMS staff are excellent. Recent efforts by new chair has greatly improved problems described below. This trend will hopefully continue. Cons: Coursework and workload tends to be low. Often courses are revised to make it easier for the laziest students. Not all students are lazy but the ones who are seem to define program. Bad students often graduate with PhDs and are 'pushed out' with low quality dissertations. Administration is a joke. Dont try to overcome the bureaucracy- nothing will change it. When problems arise, you are always wrong. Note: Advisors/Mentors are the key to success here. If you get a proactive, helpful, and challenging advisor/mentor, your experience can be very fulfilling. If you are lazy, you will also find this school fulfilling.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2015

The School of Music is on its way up but definitely needs some time before it reaches grand glory.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Kent State University has a unique BMS program. Students can rotate and choose labs in a variety of campuses including NEOMED and the Cleveland Clinic. They offer a lot of financial support to students and offer a variety of other services. The town itself is nice, downtown Kent has a lively atmosphere. It is an hour from Cleveland, but with no good public transport it makes travel difficult without your own vehicle. Faculty at Kent and NEOMED are very helpful and willing to work with students. Coursework however, is not that challenging for students who have an adequate neuroscience/biological sciences background. Overall, Kent State University has a good program in Biomedical Sciences and I am satisfied with my education thus far.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Kent State's Cultural Foundation of Education program is amazing. The rigor is high and the classes are very interesting. The faculty are supportive and like a second family. My Ph.D. process has definitely been a exciting, educative time that I will never forget.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

I love their use of technology for education. The program is completely online and the professors are always easy to contact. However, I don't live in the area, so I can't really rate those. But when there was an Ebola patient in contact with a staff member, the University was very proactive in alerting and educating students. Plus, this is the only graduate program I have found that allows students to take one course at a time, which is truly built for working professionals.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I am in the Deaf Education program, working toward my Masters in Education. I love that the classes are smaller, as that gives you the ability to get to know your classmates and professors. Something I really dislike is that most of the Deaf Education classes are accompanied by undergraduates working toward their bachelors degree. There is supplemental work for graduate students, but mainly writing assignments that do not take much effort. Undergraduates tend to not have as great of work ethic as those working toward their Master's degree, which is a severe downfall.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The staff and faculty have been very supportive and have helped me progress as a student. I know that I will be able to be a successful student and graduate with my Master's degree on time and with a good GPA.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2015

Going to Kent State for graduate school was the best decision I could've made, especially having the opportunity to be a graduate assistant. I have gained an amazing amount of teaching experience and made amazing connections/networking that I am very grateful for.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

The Kent State University Master's of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Education Teachers allows me to work full-time as a high school teacher while pursuing a master's degree. This program is tailored to my lifestyle and offers classes in the evenings and in the summer. Without this specific program at KSU, it would be extremely difficult for me to complete a master's degree program while simultaneously teaching full-time.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros would be the adjunct faculty coming in to teach. We learned so much more than simply our "in theory" coursework. The biggest con would be that our program was in so much transition during my years there that we almost felt lost in the shuffle.
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