Oakland University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.93 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 53 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 20,012 (16,568 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,950 in-state; $24,648 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- It is great to have it online. It saves a lot of time and is more interesting. Cons- Cannot meet people in person and make connections.
3.88 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Oakland University is considered a commuter school. It is a great university if you have interest in the automotive industry.
1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

This program is in its infancy and as such there are still many aspects that still have vast room or improvement. There also are very limited public transportation options and side walks in the surrounding communities. For students from larger cities this can be quite a setback since you'll have to adapt to driving everywhere, especially come winter.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Oakland University's MPA program has a very supportive faculty that has greatly assisted me with my job search and networking opportunities. The teachers are easily accessible and have real world experience which makes the classes relatable and interesting.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of this program is that it's an accelerated program, I will complete it in 1 year because I already have my bachelor's. It's fast and not easy, but can be done! The only cons I can think of is the nursing school itself is not where the college campus is, so it's a little far from me, but you gotta do what you gotta do!
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The early childhood masters program at oakland University is a well rounded program. The instructors discuss teaching in diverse areas and how to teach to students of different needs and backgrounds. The expectations of the program are high but attainable. I am very pleased with my decision to attend the program at oakland. The only down side is the cost but I feel I pay for the education I receive.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros of this school: affordable, local, great teachers, excellent networking Cons of this school: lack of parking, workload is high, have to walk a lot.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Oakland is great and the Professors really care about the students and their career goals and education.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The OU MPH program directly descends from University of Michigan's program. OU is also situated between 3 cities that need public health interventions (Detroit, Pontiac, and Flint) which gives the students ample opportunity for internships, volunteering, field trips, and possible jobs in our area. Cons: It seems to be getting the "leftovers" as far as room assignments and class times go.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro of this program include solid subjects in a growing career field. Promissing prospects. Good material. Cons are the classes held at a high school. Clunky application process.
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