Ohio State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.12 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 210 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 58,663 (45,289 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,425 in-state; $31,897 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is small, usually around or under 25 students, so there is a lot of time for one on one education with the professors, all of whom are also advisors. The classes are interesting and move at a good pace. They move slowly enough that you are able to absorb the material, but not so slow that you find distractions to occupy your time. The campus is beautiful and there are always activities happening. The biggest con of the program is the fact that there aren't many options for professionals, as far as night classes and distance learning classes go. If you work full time and want to do part time classes, it is possible, but you will need a job with considerable flexibility.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

It is one of the strongest programs in the country. You are surrounded by excellent students and professors, and endless opportunities and connections.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

The professors are all very helpful and really want students in the program to succeed. There is close to no financial aid offered for my program and gaining in-state tuition as an out of state student is nearly impossible. The program is a great one though and I am learning a lot. I feel like I am getting a lot of experience in the field as well as in the classroom with a curriculum that is a great mix of theory, research and clinical experiences.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

Very good ratio of students to faculty and research options, but not a lot of classes that are interesting or different.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

The teaching load is a little heavy and you will need good time management skills to conciliate your teaching, your classes and your research. Also for some international students, you may have to take courses until you reach good English proficiency (so you can teach). On the good side, I feel the department is quite active, there are colloquiums almost every week and about 2 or 3 times a year some "math VIP" comes for a series of lectures. The professors are in general quite friendly and available to talk with graduate students.
0.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2013

Cons: Lack of an intellectual community that is genuinely interested in exploring the discipline. Very exam and task oriented. An under-current of racism. Lack of appropriate grievance redressal system. No public transportation unless you are living within a mile of campus. Pros: Columbus is a nice town if you have a car to travel around.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall it's a very good graduate program. Lots of support from faculty members and fellow graduate students. However the workload of being a teaching or research assistant is demanding on top of the school work. The stipend we get, although sufficient to cover living expense, isn't too well compared with same program in other graduate schools. The PhD program is much harder than the MA program. The student must take initiative and be highly self-motivated in order to finish up the dissertation.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

The program is intense and you leave with an ability to critically evaluate situations and research what you want to learn.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

A lot of students sometimes puts strain on professors' time and accessibility, but the program is rigorous and well prepares students for their future endeavors, whether academic or professional.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program is Social Work. I believe, at this time, the program is facing some difficulties with changing from quarters to semesters, as well as attempting to re-vamp their entire graduate program. This is a huge disadvantage for the current students, as some people who were on quarters now have to wait longer to graduate, and new students are not receiving a quality education because they changed the curriculum and so many instructors / professors are struggling with the adjustments. While many of my courses were actually valuable, others had no significant impact and I honestly wish I could've tested out of them, or wish I had waited longer to consider beginning grad school at OSU, or maybe gone to a different school altogether. I love OSU, but I can't recommend the MSW program until they work out all their problems; apply in a few years.
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