Lehigh University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 18 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NAST
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 7,059 (5,080 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 38% part-time, 62% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $26,280
Source: NCES

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2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, I would say that this program of study at this institution is below average. It took me 3 years to complete as I was working full-time as a classroom teacher. I would say that I accumulated nearly $30,000 in school loans and there was no financial aid available to me. I applied to a handful of teaching assistant or graduate assistant positions and was never selected. Additionally, I was told that for my final internship I would have to leave my job, which was giving me some money through their tuition reimbursement program. Therefore, I had to figure out ON MY OWN how to finish and ended up getting a paid full-time internship that fulfilled the requirements of the program. The program went from a 48-to a 60-credit program while I was in my final year and was told to extend my practicum as an elective to help reach the 60 credits although I had above a 3.5 GPA and had taken 3 extra courses already that apparently didn't count towards the 60 credits. I ended up with 73 credits on my final transcript. Lastly, I haven't been able to find a job to apply my degree towards because all the positions in the field are looking for a licensed practicing counselor, but in order to be licensed I need 3,000 supervision hours of counseling and take the exam...but in order to get the supervision hours, I need to work in the field. Therefore, it's cycle that I don't even know how to enter and was not guided on how to do that past graduation. It's been disappointing to say the least.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2012

Lehigh is a great school with lots of opportunities available for those who are willing to put in the effort!
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013

I completed my degree online and enjoyed it
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

The campus is great. The professors are nice. However, the degree doesn't help much when it comes to finding a job.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is unique in that it combines both online and on-campus students in classes together. As a cohort, we have peers who live near or on campus and attend classes in-person, student who live around the United States and the world who are able to participate in class through video chatting, and also students who asynchronously participate in class due to scheduling or time zone conflicts. The CIE program at Lehigh is also fulfilling through the research projects that students are encouraged to collaborate on together and with faculty. Many faculty projects include international collaboration in locations such as Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, China, Cambodia, and Germany. Students in my program have traveled with professors to all of the locations listed above. One con of my graduate program is it's short duration. An M.Ed. requires just 10 courses to graduate, which can easily be accomplished in 12 - 18 months. One needs to become involved in research from the first day of the program in order to have enough time to complete projects. Another con of the program is that it is going though a period of restructuring. Recently, our Program Director left for a job at a different university. We have since hired a temporary professor of practice and are looking for a more permanent professor. While the faculty are optimistic in the new direction that the program can now take, students feel a bit uneasy in this time of transition. Overall, the Comparative International Education program at Lehigh University is a unique program with excellent faculty support and student comraderie. Also, it is set in the beautiful mountainside, industrial town of Bethlehem, PA and overlooks the historic Bethlehem Steel steel stacks on the Lehigh River.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2015

I think my program is great. I enjoy the smaller size. The University itself could work on making things a bit safer and accessible for grad students in general, but my department itself is very good.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I would suggest that a student keep in close contact with his/her advisor and keep copies of EVERYTHING. Documentation and records of conversations and paperwork is essential. Lehigh provide many graduate assistance opportunities for students, which helps with financial aid, but it is not enough to cover all expenses.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The program offers a great diversity of course and topics with many expert instructors. Financial aid is provided to first year students when available.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The program itself is excellent. It has small classes and excellent instructors. However, the city where the university is located is not very safe. Living expenses is high.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

I really enjoyed the core classes of the program. I also am enjoying working on my thesis with a wonderful advisor! However, I wish there were more electives offered for graduate-level students in fields such as medical sociology. Due to the small size of the department, this was difficult.
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