Montclair State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 75 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 20,987 (16,810 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 65% part-time, 35% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,481 in-state; $18,003 out-of-state
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3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro: I like the professors in my program. They are very supportive and have warm heart. Con: Lack of financial support. Transportation is not good.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Montclair State University runs an excellent graduate program for future audiologists. All tools and resources are readily available and staff is extremely accomplished and helpful
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

Along with major electives, Montclair State’s Graduate History program allows for 9 hours of free electives. Interest in the history of constitutional law has attracted my attention with graduate courses including 3 two week seminars equal to 3 semester hours each for the James Madison Seminar at Princeton University on Teaching the American Constitution. For 2 of these sections I paid for credits which transferred as electives. The other elective was LAWS 599: The Rise of the Machine Age and Decline of Humanity in Law. In addition, history courses I have taken provide evidence to validate theoretical constitutional theories such as HIST 517: The Age of FDR and course I plan on taking like HIST 513: Problems-New Nation 1789-1828 and HIST 514: Crisis in American Nationalism.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2017

My program is great. The faculty and other students are great resources for help and job connections. The workload is that of any graduate school program in that if you take the time to complete the work, you won't be overwhelmed. If you slack off, the semester will be rather difficult when you are playing catch up. Each class is small but the diversity and personalities in each class are rather the opposite. The program is such a good mix of age, career choice, and personality type that class discussions are so interesting and informative, you love coming to class each week to just talk and talk about how current events, the course material, and our experiences all relate to each other and help us better understand the material. My only con would be that there is little to no finanicial aid assistance. It's either more loans or you pay out of pocket. I applied for financial aid only to be asked to take out a loan, which is not what I wanted to do considering I am paying my undergraduate school loans out of pocket as I am supporting myself through graduate school. Overall, I would recommend my program to anyone, just do it at a time you're financially able to pay for it or expect to pay more loans.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

One big pro of my graduate program is that it is CACREP accredited. That is very important for a counseling program. Another pro is that the faculty and staff are very nice and ready to help everyone all the time. I feel that they are really there to support me and help me succeed in this program. A con about my graduate program would be that not a lot of attention is given to those with a higher education/ student affairs concentration. Most of the counseling classes focus on the school and community counselors. Overall this is a great program and I am very happy to be a part of it.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program and great school. Big Pro is Graduate Financial Assistance. Con would have to be parking on campus, which is trivial.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

It's close to me and not too expensive. I'm used to the campus.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The Physical education program at Montclair State University is a very well rounded program.The program has just enough tools to succed in teaching their students. We have the space,technology, and equpitment to better understand learning units. This is my first semester at Montclair State so i have yet to see any cons about this program. Everyone welcomed me warmly and freely.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

This graduate program is highly esteemed and provides its students with numerous opportunities to network and expand their knowledge on a vast set of subjects.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The courses that I having been taking is quite useful for my profession.I enjoyed them very much because its valuable and interesting, also the faculties are professional and responsible.
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