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

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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

OU is a beautiful campus and the faculty and staff are extremely helpful in all cases. I had several instances, including out of school concerns, where the faculty and staff were able to help me determine what to do. The classes are well organized and the amount of material is not overwhelming, even in the shortened summer courses.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2013

There are many pros and cons of my graduate program. First of all, this is the very first class of this program, therefore, there are not many options as far as online classes and part time enrollment. The pros to this program is that there is a ton of support from the advisors and teaching staff. They make you feel wanted in the program.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall, the pros of the graduate program at Oakland University are of many. First, the professors take a real life approach providing materials that are relevant and useful in the common teaching field. The use of discussion between student and profession allowed for a meaningful learning experience. The workload was fair and reflection was an important part of the learning process. Overall, my understanding of early childhood development vastly grew by enrolling and completing the program. The cons of the program are very few. I like the idea of online classes, but sometimes it took away from the relationship building and rapport that is established with face to face contact.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Attending Oakland University has been amazing! They have challenged me academically but with professors who understand and respect the students. I am happy to have chosen Oakland University as my school. The facilities are great too! The recreational center has all of the latest workout machines and there are many classes to participate in.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

As a graduate student at Oakland University, I did not spend much time on campus. Oakland accommodated my program and held classes at their satellite campuses which was very accommodating and much more convenient than driving out to Rochester. The professors all made themselves more than available to their students and really worked to ensure that their information was directly relevant and useful. The only downfall is that I don't think the department responsible for our curriculum realized the constraints facing a cohort of students that worked full-time. Many of our professors were shocked the first day of class to learn that we were all full time professionals. Many of the syllabi had to be adjusted to accommodate our situation but again, the professors were very understanding. Oakland U is a great university if its what works for you. It does not have a lot of national prestige but it is very applicable to the real world and cares about its students.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate school program is that it has what I needed and wanted. It offered me balance in my work and school life. The cons of my graduate school program is that I couldn't have picked a better University.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The ASD program at Oakland University is very competitive and offers great insight into the special education field.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The PhD in Reading Education program consists of a small, dedicated group of students. Class size is ideal (6-10 students), and we have the chance to get to know each other well and have a built in support system because of this. The professors are knowledgeable and have reasonable expectations given the fact that the majority of us work full time during the day and take classes at night. Some online and hybrid classes are available, which I find helpful as well. The only real drawback to this program has nothing to do with the university - it is my personal commute time. I live approximately 2 1/2 hours from campus, which makes for a long day once a week. However, I knew this when I began the program and am dedicated to completing it in a reasonable time frame. I would recommend this course of study to anyone who is interested in furthering his or her career in the field of reading education.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I am so happy to study at Oakland University. There are some advantages for studying there. Job opportunities is one of the main advantage. The most disadvantage is not enough parking place.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

Oakland University offers a competitively priced Post-Master's Graduate Certificate program that is supported by knowledgeable and committed advisors. The PMGC in Higher Education is a sought-after program that isn't offered at many educational institutions. I feel fortunate that I have the opportunity to pursue this certificate at a highly accredited, affordable, conveniently located and safe environment.
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