Oregon State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 76 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CACREP
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,354 (25,327 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,061 in-state; $24,483 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I was lucky to be a part of the first hybrid Counseling program through Oregon State University. This is a spectacular program for a busy professional. I worked, had three kids at home, and gave birth to a little girl a year into my program. My husband was in the military and stationed away from our family during my program. It was very challenging, but possible, with a huge reward in the end! We had a small cohort of students and got lots of one on one time with our instructors. The level of commitment from our instructors helped me insurmountably and you can't put a value on that. You can't go wrong with getting your Master's degree in Counseling at Oregon State University E-campus.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2011

The Speech Communication Department is undervalued at Oregon State University. The administration utilizes the department to teach its engineering and business students how to speak well, but it does not acknowledge the value of more specific communication studies (i.e., rhetoric, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, etc.).
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

I find it an excellent university with very good programs, excellent teachers and cutting-edge technology
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Oregon State University is a great engineering school. The professors are helpful, but unfortunately in the civil engineering department there are a lack of water resource engineering courses. Faculty and administration really care about students and try to offer many opportunities for students. Tuition is also sort of high, but I think that is run of the mill for most colleges anymore. Over all great school.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

The MCOUN program at OSU is a holistic program that prepares graduates for a career in school, agency or private practice settings. The professor's are knowledgeable and helpful at every juncture of study with experience in many diverse settings. I have found that their experience coupled with their accessibility has given me great insight into the counselor I want to become. The coursework in this program is very much in line with expectations in real-life settings and feels beneficial to my future work with clients and students. I have been impressed with my peers and appreciate all of the group work and collaboration that this program offers. Growing as a cohort is a large benefit of this program and will serve as a great resource post-graduate life.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Oregon State University was a great first step toward my future goals to become a writer. It provided me with the opportunity to explore many different types of subject material while giving me the core subjects required for my degree. I went in for a History Degree, but worked extensively with the Theatre program which provided me many opportunities to grow my skills as a writer. While I am still planning to pursue higher education apart from OSU, I will say it is a great school for engineers, or those pursuing in STEM degrees. I enjoyed my time at OSU, but I am ready for the next step.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019

The Department of Anthropology encourages students to reach outside of academic research and parallel our theoretical frameworks with social activism, and social justice. The program in Applied Anthropology has specifically allowed me to investigate, conduct research in, and network with professionals outside of the academic institution, and of Anthropology as a whole. Because of my interests and experience within the healthcare domain, my department has allowed me to seek for and gain a concurrent enrollment in the College of Health and Human Sciences, obtaining a status as a dual-enrolled Master's in Applied Medical Anthropology, and Master of Public Health (Concentration in Global Health) Graduate Student. This level of involvement, encouragement, and applied work does not happen often within the field of Anthropology, therefore I would highly recommend to anyone seeking a Bachelors, Masters, and/or Doctorate in Applied Anthropology to strongly consider the Department of Anthropology at Oregon State University. Understanding the 'human' aspect of 'humanity' is truly what this department assists students in developing, maintaining, and comprehending in a cross-cultural, and intersectional capacity.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

I recommend the Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies program at OSU because of the applicability to design your own program. I was able to bring in my interest and previous education to fashion a master's degree that fit my wants and needs for the careers I wanted. I do advise that you have a clear idea of what you want to do before enter the program. It does make it difficult sometimes to constantly have to explain your program/degree to advisers, faculty, and employers. But, I have found it a conversation starter to explain to employers I am not just don't think in one discipline but multiple disciplines. OSU has many opportunities for funding, graduate teaching positions, and other on campus work. They where not so good with the advise on how to find a job once you graduated but that may be my own bias due to how I went to school and the program I was in.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2022

My program in the Integrative Biology Department at OSU is incredible. I appreciate their focus on teaching, as teaching for 1 year is required by the program. There is additional professional development involved in teaching that has improved my teaching skills. My advisor is preparing me well in the field of research and science. I am confident I will be a leader in my field one day.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

Oregon State has a beautiful campus, and the business building is new and very nice. The teachers are knowledgable and helpful. Corvallis is a great city to live in.
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