Lamar University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.31 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 94 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 14,965 (9,215 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 81% part-time, 19% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,898 in-state; $14,918 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros include the availability to do work when ever with online classes. The cons would be finding time to do the work.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

Our graduate program is great because I have learned an incredible amount of information, and the school gives us so much hands-on, real-life experience. Since our professors and supervisors are very knowledgeable and guiding, it allows us to ask questions and learn so that in the future we know what to expect. A con would be the financial asepcts. It is very expensive to be in graduate school, and there are a very limited number of scholarships that the department or unversity is aware of or actually inform us about unless we ask.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Great school. I have had several friends attend this school as well and loved it.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I have truly enjoyed being in the Educational Leadership doctoral program at Lamar University.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Lamar University provides a flexible and extensive learning opportunity for educators looking to further their education. The cooperative learning programs offered allow educators to engage in learning opportunities that will allow them to continue to provide outstanding services to their students and colleagues.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

Since my program is totally online, I cannot accurately rate many of the attributes listed. I am also just beginning my program so I cannot honestly respond to some of the questions.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro: Best services Con: Not enough expose of Deaf community
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

I have enjoyed my learning experience at Lamar University. One of my only complaints is that the online program does not follow the typical school calendar- as in, class is still in 'session' during holidays and breaks, like Thanksgiving and spring break. It makes it more difficult to keep up when you are traveling! The professors and instructional assistants always respond quickly and have always been helpful. I feel that the assignments are usually fair and helpful towards my education.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

If you are working this graduate program is perfect for you. You can learn from home and have weekly conferences with your professors. It is a great way to get your masters degree done. Assignments are always posted and you know ahead of time of deadlines. You only need to be self motivated and turn in all assignments. Its great being a Lamar Online student!
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling was a complete blessing. Lamar is well known throughout Texas for its outstanding programs in teacher education. Ratings about social life don't exactly apply because I am an online student, but I am continually receiving notifications of fun student activities on campus (I wish I was there to join in!). Lamar is also well known for its diversity; helping students from all over the country and the world better themselves as scholars and professionals. The workload of my program is just about perfect, because it is designed for full-time professionals, so three credits can be taken every five weeks. If I'm ever in need of assistance, Lamar has FABULOUS management personnel who worked with me through all the steps of the application, and have provided me with further contacts if I am ever in need of anything else. Because the Masters in School Counseling is under the Academic Partnerships program, school based financial aid is not offered, only Direct unsubsidized loans, which is not very helpful for students who have already accumulated undergraduate student debt. In the short-term, it leaves me in need of financial aid, because my upcoming position in teaching is more for resume building instead of being a salaried position. In the long-term, the value is high, because the program is far more affordable for Texas residents like myself, and I do not have to pay for room and board.
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