Montclair State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(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
Source: NCES

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3.5 out of 5.0
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.
2.58 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2014

No interest for student for internships, career services program really poor. MBA programs are really flexible for full time workers. In addition, better professors with higher experience should be added into the school program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel that Montclair State University is an excellent school for future and current educators. The program offers its' students classes that the state requires in order to become a certified teacher, as well as classes to assist students in becoming the most prepared they can for their career. Such classes include technology integration, in which students learn how to transform the classroom into a 21st century learning facility, and educational psychology, in which students learn how to motivate and assess their future classes. Also, the professors are people that have experience in the education field beyond the college level, whether it be elementary or secondary education, or working with programs outside of a specific school district. This allows for students to seek advice from educators who have already been in their shoes academically and professionally. Thus, students learn about more than what it takes to be an educator. They learn about real life experiences and can take in true stories regarding education.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: night classes are offered several times and nights a week, professors regularly e-mail their classes about assignments, small class sizes, material covered in class and in readings is pertinent to the program and can be used in my future career field Cons: there are only three full-time faculty in my program, classes fill up quickly and you may not be able to take what you need each semester, not a lot of parking available on the main campus, my advisor has not been readily available to help with my internship or with career advice - he is busy with his TAs and other students plus his office hours are when I have class
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I love this school except for their ability to help the students after they leave school, or leading them to the right path before graduation
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

in this university you are seen as a number and not an individual student
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