Oregon State University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 78 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 29,576 (24,612 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 28% part-time, 72% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,722 in-state; $22,524 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school with lots of classes and degree programs offered online. They have designed degrees for working professionals which makes it easier to keep working in your field and obtain a degree. Classes were easy to go through on blackboard and well designed.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The School Counseling program is a hybrid program - half of it is online, and the other half is in person lecture style. We meet twice a term for two full days of lecture. The pros: being part-time and online, I can live in eastern Oregon and get education to be a school counselor while working full time and having a family. The staff are committed and believe in the mission. The cons: it is a long drive for the meetings twice a term. Meeting twice a term makes it more challenging to connect to the cohort and instructor. I will say, though, that technological advances enable our cohort to meet online via adobe connect or zoom, and it has a similar feel to a class meeting. I value these moments, and I am grateful that I still feel close to my cohort and instructors despite the distance.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019

Great program that provides the opportunity to learn to be an expectional clinical pharmacist
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

It is an excellent program. The other students, faculty, and staff are all extremely supportive and accessible. The multidisciplinary framework of the program is unrivaled and it is a leader in the field.
0.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros: located in central oregon with local student teaching placements. A couple of the courses are taught by local school district employees who really know what they are talking about and are great professors. The cons: the program is highly disorganized and there is a lot of busy work, partly due to the complete lack of effective communication between faculty. Most of the faculty are rarely prepared for class, they often scrap assignments after they have been turned in and can't provide accurate information regarding requirements. While some of the professors are making an effort to incorporate new technology into the classroom most of it is implemented poorly and just wastes students' time. There is no computer lab or printer available in the building. You basically take classes in an office park with no support. Overall, this program suffers from a faculty that is disorganized, uncommunicative, and fails to practice what they preach. It is unfortunate that they rely on the excellent local school districts to essentially do the work of preparing teachers for them, and then take the credit.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

This is my first term in graduate school, but so far the experience has been amazing. The students and faculty are extremely supportive, and passionate about what they do. Corvallis is a wonderful community to live in. The workload is hard, but realistic and challenging in a good way.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is unique in that there is an established relationship with local school districts, so student-teaching (now called co-teaching) placements are high and nearly all graduates get hired within a few months of graduation. It's a small program; my current cohort is 30 people strong and at any given time, less than 100 are enrolled, so we have great access to our faculty and supporting staff. The classes are thorough and challenging, and the combination of student teaching while attending classes allows us to put into practice almost immediately what we are learning. Having said that, the cons of a small program like this are a so-so infrastructure and high costs. Not a lot of on-campus jobs available. Scholarships are not plentiful, because it's a graduate program and many believe it's a 'hobby' degree (when in fact, at the end, you are licensed AND you have an MAT, so you come out of it with a career). I myself am wondering how I'm going to afford health insurance for the next 13 months. All in all, though, it's an awesome program that will leave us career-ready and very well-educated!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The school just got accredited, so I assume that things will only be going up form here. The focus is heavy on healthcare management so students really have to work at getting sufficient policy classes if that their desired focus. They do not have any classes that address quality improvement, but I hear that they are looking to add them into the curriculum.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The greatest aspect of my program is that it increases my ability to teach more efficiently as a math teacher in a day and age when technology and math are more relevant than ever in the world. This program constantly improves the kind of teacher I am. The only downfall of this program is that it is extremely expensive. As a single mom of three kids who teaches for a living, it's simply very expensive.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

Wonderfully involved and engaged faculty. Lots of 1 on 1 time and mentoring opportunities.
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