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

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Love this School and my courses. Professors are always looking for your best interest!
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I had the same professor for majority of classes and was lucky that she was a great teacher. Most other professors that Ive had there werent as great as she was. With this said, I feel as if Ive had a good experience in the program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I met so many efficient professors in my program. They are very kind and supportive. I'm still in the course so I can't say if I can receive enough career support in the future yet. The surrounding area is very good and peaceful. A bad thing is the school does not have enough scholarships.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2020

The graduate program has many great things about it. The Design Department itself is very diversified. There are many talented professors. The environment is very positive and nurturing. The only thing that is a con is the cost of tuition and fees and supplies.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Very small graduate program for music. So that is a pro and a con. Not a high level of competition but you get more opportunity. If you live in New Jersey, it is also very affordable and won't kill your pocket to go to graduate school
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

This program is very rigorous but WORTH it! I feel I am learning a lot. I cannot speak to the social life or on campus living/events because I am a graduate student with a full time job, but I have had a great experience with Montclair.
3.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I cannot yet comment on the graduate program since I have not began the school year (not until Fall 2014). Yet since I attended Montclair State University for my undergraduate I can say that it is a great campus, the faculty of the College of the Arts was amazing, great support for your career and networking but there could be improvements made in the administration/ paperwork/ help desk departments. Overall a great school to attend.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

It's and excellent school with a reputation to match. The Professors are very down to earth and willing to work with you.The program is rigorous and prepares you for the real working world. No cons so far.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Thus far, starting my graduate program, I am confident in the fact that the Professors, directors, and supervisors of my program have made themselves readily available for student questions and needs. Them prove to be very helpful. My professors challenge me to think higher, yet, they are also understanding as individuals and will work with you to assure your academic success n their class. They work hard to ensure that you're actually taking something from the class every time you leave. Cons for the overall university is financial assistance and support. Payments are expected to be paid very quickly and that is difficult for a student like myself who is working and paying their own way throughout grad school without the assistance of a loan.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

It's much more competitive than I was expecting. Strict curriculum and academic expectations. I am pleasantly surprised! My biggest complaint is the class hours. In the Spring and Fall classes begin at 7pm which is perfect. But in the summer classes begin at 6pm, which extremely inconvenient for those of us who work full time and come to campus from Manhattan. Also sets a bad example, in the real world there is no such thing as 'summer break' or 'summer hours' - for the most part. Especially not for those of us who work for Wall Street.
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