Monmouth University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.75 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 39 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 6,371 (4,707 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 58% part-time, 42% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $25,824
Source: NCES

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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

The campus is a beautiful campus. The professors are amazing as well as the financial aid. Parking is free for commuters. Overall Monmouth is how you make it. As for the MSW program, I had just started the program but so far there is no complaints. Besides the fact they do pick your class the first year but other than that the staff does try to work with you.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Monmouth University is a very supportive learning environment. The campus grounds and buildings are beautiful, but there is always some kind of construction going on. Some professors are great, and others are not so great. Students are wonderful and supportive of each other.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

Because the program is online you have a better handle on scheduling your time to complete lesson plans and papers assigned. the professors are very easy to contact, and very knowledgeable in course work. The coursework can be heavy but it's worth it.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

The workload for the courses I have taken so far were rather burdensome. I felt like the depth of the projects was overwhelming, and put into place simply to make us feel like we were getting our money's worth out of the courses. Much of the work was tedious as well. Directions for projects were not always clear either. I have many colleagues and associates within the field I am pursuing, and in comparing notes with them, it seems like Monmouth's workload and rigor are more intense than surrounding institutions. While I don't necessarily mind rigor, I don't appreciate being bombarded with work just so they can justify their high tuition rates.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

pros: environment, professor and social life cons: new blended courses
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the program that I am in! The department's professors are knowledgable and focused on facilitating the development of conscientious and compassionate counselors. Between foundational academic classes and clinical internships, I feel prepared to enter the field as a mental health counselor. However, costs of living in the surrounding area are extremely high and there are not many affordable options for students who do not have the option to live with their families. I also think the value of the program could be increased if it was more competitive to enter. More focus could be placed on individuals if students moved through the program as a cohort. Overall, I have enjoyed my experience at Monmouth!
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

There is virtually no financial assistance for graduate students if you are only taking one course. The Reading Specialist program has very helpful faculty members. Communication with the bursar's and financial aid offices has been frustrating at times, as I have received conflicting information from different personnel members.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

My program is very organized and there is excellent communication with students
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2014

They pitch the program to working adults, and pressure you to take 6 credits per semester. Scholarships are available for students taking 6 credits or more. Several friends and I found that the coursework was too intense for a person with a professional job--If you only have to show up (like retail work) I suppose it would be fine. But if you are teaching and have papers to grade and paperwork and prep to do, 6 credits is too much. There is a lot of typing and redundant coursework--I feel I have written essentially the same paper several times in several different classes. Several classes left you to figure most of it out on your own, some involved more modeling and "hand holding" for the newer students. It depended on the professor. For an expensive, small, private school, I expected more parking options. Summer was the only time I didn't have to park several blocks away from my class. That aside, I learned a great deal, the classes were small, and the professors all knew me by name and answered emails even at night or on a weekend. The online courses allow you to pace yourself, but be careful--you need to read the syllabus and map out what you need to accomplish each week or you could fall hopelessly behind.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Provide hybrid classes that allows adult students to manage school and work more effectively. Cons: Students can be dropped from classes if tuition is not paid on time.
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