San Jose State University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.85 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 142 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 32,773 (26,822 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 36% part-time, 64% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,644 in-state; $17,572 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2013

The MLIS online program at SJSU has very strong core classes and provides an excellent base for becoming a working librarian. Ideally, it would be nice if there were more classes that dealt with the realities of working in a library today; there is very little information given about actual library operations and the way that libraries are structured internally.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I think the structure of the program is great. Great faculty, awesome students. Lovely program!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

It's a great budget school that focuses on industry experience instead of theory.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros- Cost of tuition is low. Cons- The city is very unattractive
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

My program does prepare you early enough for gaining funding opportunities (for research or scholarship opportunities). The faculty is wonderful, but they are short-staffed and difficult to get a hold of. I am still in the program, so I am unsure as to if the degree will help me in my career after graduation, but I hope it will!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent reputation and program that has been well recognized globally in providing quality education. The school has excelled in employing well knowledgeable staff and faculty who strive to bring about success in establishing excellent clinicians. Their purpose has always been to develop well rounded clinicians to provide optimal services to our patients and benefit the Occupational Therapy profession. The lone con of the graduate program is the program belongs to a large state school and funding for the department seems minimal compared to larger programs such as engineering as evidenced by the older classrooms and offices.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

SJSU has an amazing social work program that implements both academic and real life practice.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Since the program is online only it really is great for a person who wants to return to school but cannot make the commitment to be a full time student or travel to campus. Your assignments are thorough and the readings are informative but you are able to do it on your time. I have experienced many wonderful professors and the students are great as well. There are many meet-ups throughout the year where you can meet professors and fellow students. They are also big on informing students about job availability in the field and really encourage students to become actively engaged in the field.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2012

My history graduate program at San Jose State was great academic wise, and some of the professors are very prominent in their respective historical field. However, aside from teaching, I don't think there is a lot of career build-up or resources within the program that help guarantee employment after graduation. For the most part, I think it's an excellent program.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel like i have learned so much more than in my undergrad. unfortunately the administration is by far the worst.
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