Montclair State University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 83 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 20,465 (16,336 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 65% part-time, 35% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,590 in-state; $17,005 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

My time at Montclair State University working toward my M.A in Child Advocacy and Policy was challenging, stimulating and very interesting. I enjoyed all my classes and found the classes to be clearly focused on the subject of child welfare. I did better in this M.A program than I did while completing my B.A degree in Sociology. No cons about this program at all!
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The staff is always more than willing to assist with any problems or concerns you may have. The program is very well organized and works to better the student in all ways possible.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty is great and my program works to get you an externship opportunity which many other graduate school programs did not offer. The only negative I would say is the lack of financial assistance , forcing me to take out many loans.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I have found that the Graduate program at Montclair is a great opportunity for working professionals to attend grad school and get a quality education when they are unable to get into the classroom. It works on my schedule and allows me to use my time management skills to complete all assignments in time manner.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

Class sizes are reasonable. Workload is manageable, even with a full time job. All the professors I have had, either have worked or currently work in the field they are teaching.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Program at Montclair State University is a gem. The classes themselves are located off-campus - in the same building as the speech-language pathology and audiology clinic - so campus safety and parking are excellent. The staff and professors are not only intelligent and inspiring, they are also caring and encouraging of all the students. For the speech-language pathology Masters degree, clinic work begins less than one year into the rigorous program. While the level of academic and clinical expectations are intense, the supervisors offer the support and constructive criticism necessary to hone respectful and knowledgeable clinicians. The diversity in the program is small, which may be due to the nature of the profession; but the small class sizes encourage greater student-teacher interaction and more family-like environment. Administrative work from the main campus, especially regarding financial aid, work at a slower pace than other institutions. This, however, is removed from the CSND department.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros are that the Nutrition program offers a Dietetic certificate so you can get your Masters at the same time as working towards the RD certification.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Courses implement hands on experience, which allows the students to put into practice the theoretical knowledge. Organization and rotation of the professors could be the biggest con.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2020

Montclair State is a widely acclaimed university, that has gained recognition by providing their graduates with a quality education that truly prepares them for their selected fields of study. Even with such a large population of students, each one is treated as an individual with specific needs. Counselors and advisers are always available and eager to help. It truly feels like a community.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2011

The professional staff is friendly and helpful. They make it easy to be a student and obtain our goals.
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