Liberty University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.37 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 509 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 80,494 (49,863 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 67% part-time, 33% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,475
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2008

Great school, great program, I highly recommend it!
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011

I went through the online program and it worked wonderfully for myself and my family.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Make sure that you have a clear goal in mind before beginning a degree program. Simply getting a degree to get a degree is a quick route to unnecessary and irresponsible debt.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Top-notch curriculum taught by outstanding faculty members. Students are challenged in understanding the material, but are always supported by instructors.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Liberty University Online allowed me to manage home and school. I not only obtained my MBA through Liberty, I also received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Liberty University is a good option for anybody working while going to school. I'm sure other programs of theirs are fine but I am deeply unsatisfied with the School Counseling program, which is now in the college of behavioral sciences instead of the college of education. You are required to complete 4 intensives (on-campus classes) even if you already took those classes at a different university. Liberty will not honor them, even if they have identical rubrics and course numbers. The intensives are very expensive, you have to pay for flights, hotels, food, etc. and NONE of the intensive professors let you know when their course will finish. The intensives are supposed to go Monday - Friday from 8am or 8:30am to 5pm or 5:30pm. I've had some professors not even make us go on Friday and I could have returned home a day earlier and not paid for another night in my hotel. I've had other professors who threatened to fail me because I could only get a flight out of Lynchburg or Roanoke that leaves at 3pm on Friday. The whole intensive system is a mess and there is no kindness, compassion, or leniency. I've also had issues with my required practicum (150hrs) and internship (600hrs). The school counseling office was of no help to me in getting my practicum site. The school is not supposed to help you find placement for practicum, but I think they should reevaluate that and help their students get placement. I've spoken to numerous students who've agreed. It's different with internship, the school counseling office is supposed to find you placement for your two semesters of interning. They did no such thing. My degree has to be delayed another year now because of Liberty doing a terrible job in finding me placement. I even took a prerequisite for internship, because Liberty would not grant me special permission to take it after or during my internship, two days after my wedding. I had to rearrange my entire honeymoon in order to take this class so I could intern this fall. Guess what. I'm not interning in the fall! Since March, Liberty has been trying to find me an internship but has been vastly unsuccessful. It is now one day before I need to pay for the class and I have no prospects. I was the one who had to try and find my internship myself after I realized Liberty does absolutely nothing to help. I told Liberty to communicate with a woman from the district, who I found on my own time, and they did not until last minute, so I missed out on that opportunity. Like I said at the beginning of the review, Liberty is probably a great option for students in programs that do not have to complete: Internships, practicums, or intensives; But for me, being a student at Liberty has been a living Hell every step of the way! They pride themselves on being a Christian university but it's funny because nowhere at this school did I experience any compassion, love, or understanding.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

If you are considering Liberty University, DO IT! This school has prepared me to be successful in my career, is highly accredited, and is founded on solid values; which shows through their staff. They teach you how to be a shining beacon of God's love.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2010

Liberty University is a great Christian school that will go beyond standards to help you achieve your goal. They encourage you and give you every chance possible to earn your degrees. The advisors are friendly and knowledge. The online classes are user friendly and the technology department is very friendly and expedient.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Liberty University is an excellent university, that develops their students to become champions in their fields of study, as well as champions for Christ. The professors are very helpful, knowledgeable, and has every students best interest at heart. Their motivation is to see every student succeed and do their best to make sure that they create an unique teaching environment for every student!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017

As a Human Services Counseling Master's degree candidate, the scope of information covered has been in depth as well as intense. I was initially uncertain about becoming an online student. My concern pertained to the level of academic rigor and if participating in an online classroom would be equal to a traditional classroom setting. Certainly online learning is different, but the instructors have gone to great lengths to put my fears to rest and have been supportive and available. I feel confident in the knowledge I have acquired and in my ability to translate the information into a profitable career. Having impeccable standards as it relates to personal ethics, textbook selection, and instructors, Liberty University has exceeded my expectations. So much so my son, who is a few years away from high school graduation, is considering Liberty University for his undergraduate studies. The ability to access an online community as well as having an Academic Advisor an email or phone call away helps to create a good 'user' experience. The Advisors available through the call center are extremely patient, very kind, and knowledgeable. One of the most important things for me has been the support. Everyone I have come in contact with from instructors, to Academic Advisors online or over the phone, to the Registrar have always answered questions respectfully and left the door open should I need additional assistance. In a word, my experience has been, wow! The classes are fast-paced, but once you begin and get used to the schedule it does become easier. All of the information for classes is online and readily accessible at any time which is extremely helpful. I have also participated in several webinars on a variety of useful topics such as using Google Scholar, understanding APA formatting, and how to use the online library tools for research. I have had a wonderful experience even though it has been a more non-traditional one. I would recommend Liberty University to anyone searching for a Christian-based, highly-regarded, and academically challenging education.
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