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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  • 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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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The program has very good professors. Some are better than others, however for the most part the faculty is very experienced and knowledgeable. For my particular program, Dr. K. Associate Dean, was the primary pro. As a professor Dr.K. uses experiential learning opportunities in her classes and connects students with college administrators they may not otherwise meet. The three internships involved in the program can both be a pro and a con. Students locate their own sites for internships and if they are unable to find a good site, they will have a difficult learning experience. However, students who find an exceptional site will have a great learning experience. A con may be that this is dependent on the students ability to network and discover possible counseling internship sites.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

So far I have been very satisfied with this Graduate Program.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

The Graduate history program at Montclair State University has provided me an excellent opportunity to enhance my research, writing and presenting skills. The major con in the program would be the lack course available. While the curriculum lists over twenty different course offered, each semester only has about 2-4 course available.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

I found that many entering the program came from varied academic backgrounds. Therefore sort of skewing the competitiveness of the program. It was not an inexpensive school, but nothing really is. As a graduate student, commuting is an expensive prospect. Expect to spend $10 for parking or more each time you're there. This is still probably cheaper than opting for a parking pass unless you're going full time. The campus seemed safe and I had no concerns about my safety even leaving around 10:30 at night after graduate courses let out. Some of them let out significantly earlier which was nice. There are some teachers who don't embrace the technology at hand, but many are very aware of the functionality and availability of the services they have. GIS lab was tricky sometimes because classes had reserved it. Financial aid for graduate programs is available but on a limited basis. You need to be proactive and networking with professionals and teachers within the program. I found many teachers made themselves accessible if you needed them, but this is a graduate program. Don't expect them to come to you. I didn't find much 'career' support, but I was not proactive in looking for it. I found networking with the working members of my class to be advantageous. I'm not finished with this program yet but by no means would I discourage students from entering it. Although my ratings seem low, it was for little things. Engage yourself in the content and embrace the chance to learn.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Montclair State has a wonderful graduate program - it is challenging, but incredibly hands-on and relevant to the corporate environment and experience.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

pros-learn interesting facts and insight about field professors have great knowledge and experience cons-academic counseling and guidance workload
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2012

I liked that Montclair's Maters of Nutrition Program is made for people who do not have a background in Nutrition. However, I felt this program was a step above going to Integrative Institute for Nutrition. The program pretty much accepts everyone, and just passes people along. Only 1 class focused on the science of nutrition, and even though many people may not have understood at all what was taught, they still manage to graduate with a degree in nutrition and call themselves a "nutritionist" in NJ. I personally have taken the long route and done both a masters and dietetic internship, and I feel the quality of education I received was subpar. I felt none of the professors were supportive on helping with research, and the professors themselves had very limited areas of interest, so there was little to become involved with.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program offers students a very good outlook on the socio-political aspects education yet lacks more of the fundemental focus of teaching students how to diagnose and treat reading deficiencies.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program I am involved in is a great step in the journey toward becoming an outstanding teacher. Not only does it offer beneficial and varied curriculum, but all classes are taught by engaging and interesting professors. The faculty involved in this program are easily accessible and extremely helpful in every aspect. This program makes everyone involved feel like a family. I feel that the education I am receiving is going to further my potential in my future career as a teacher. The only problem is that it is a new program. Therefore, there are some, but not many, kinks in the system that can confuse a student. Also, some classes that are required are classes that have already been taken in undergraduate levels.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The Graduate program that I am enrolled in at Montclair State University is the "Law & Governance Master's program. As a first year graduate student, I find the program to be quite interesting and challenging, but in a positive way. As an undergraduate student, I majored in the field of Criminal Justice at Kean University. I valued my experience and graduated at the top of my class; however, I felt as though I wasn't challenged enough. At Montclair State University, the graduate program encourages students to critically think. When I first began, I was a bit discouraged because I was always one of the least experience students in my classes. Majority of my classmates were already working within the Legal field or were adults with a great deal of work-related experience or knowledge. As a result, I would remain quiet and take notes to the best of my abilities. As the semester progressed, I became more vocal in class. After completing the readings and looking up additional research offline, I realized that I was just as knowledgeable as my classmates. If you want to learn more, you have to push yourself and go the extra mile. Overall, I am absolutely content with the graduate program here at Montclair State University.
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