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

2.33 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors at MSU allow you to reach new levels of understanding on your own--with them giving a push out the door or off the cliff. They want our best and then once we give it, they show us how to go further than we may have thought ourselves capable; that's what I want out of graduate school.
4.38 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2016

I am not aware of financial aid and the cost of living on campus because I am a commuter student, but the program is rewarding, even with some classes expecting a lot more than others, but you definitely are working for your degree and your place in the communications field after graduation. Every professor is nice and very easy to speak to about many issues. Its a great program and I am glad I am a part of it.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2014

Program is good, some teachers overdo the material and do not understand that most students cannot focus or retain all material after hours of lecturing, they need to be taking breaks after lengthy and complex material is given for 2 hours without a stop. Parking situation and shuttle buses is horrible, I've been witness to it.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

I think the part-time MBA is excellent for working individuals. The classes are very diverse in terms of work experience and walks of life. The professors are engaging and make it an absolute priority to apply textbook education to real-life experiences. The workload, however, is extremely loaded and is definitely a challenge in terms of time management. If you are able to overcome this, you are certainly equipped for the working world.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

This is only my second semester, so there are some things that were not applicable yet for me to answer, but overall I think it is a good program and I am enjoying my time there.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The program itself is very competitive. When I was able to register for certain classes, I found them to be interesting and informative. Although, there were times when it was difficult for me to register, based on the lack of classes available each semester. I would have also liked to have the option to take classes over the summer and winter sessions. I may've been able to complete my program, a little bit faster if that were the case. Also, I think if some of the classes were hybrid online/in person, that would've made it easier for those of us who worked to complete assignments. In general, the program was excellent and I certainly appreciate the experience.
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