Sonoma State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 16 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 9,408 (8,654 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 42% part-time, 58% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,596 in-state; $17,524 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

Hi, I attended Sonoma Sate University and loved it. The teachers are great and the campus is beautiful. My bachelors was in Sociology and it was a life changing program. The program was thought in a great manner and gave you many options in classes to take. I always advise people to take sociology classes even if it is not your major.
1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

my focus is gerontology, their program is in progress...I found some excellent teachers, but most are mediocre. Strong plus is that you can combine courses at near-by Berkeley or?
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Gerontology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: personal attention, course work choices, library, multi-media and music center offerings. Cons: Gerontology program still a work in progress.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro- passionate quality professors Cons- not flexible program for full time employed students
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall the program is wonderful and the campus is beautiful with its lush surroundings, but the programs consists of a lot of work and time on your part. Financially you need to work while being in school.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The availability and responsiveness of instructors has been amazing. The offering of hybrid courses has been helpful to me as a full-time worker and commuting student. I enjoy the organization of courses which allows rich discussion with peers, relating theory to each of our varied practices. A con would be a limited amount of racial and ethnic diversity.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The professors fuse the theoretical foundation and practical application of the study seamlessly. For those engaged and enticed by the theoretical aspect of Public Administration but still need practical application for potential work, this program offers both. We address real world problems and submitted policy proposals to government. Each class and program is catered to addressing pertinent problems that emerge through the policy window. Also there is always support. You engage with colleagues who are both competing with you in submitting a top proposal, but still offer their support and insight. It is a small program, but by far one of the best I have ever been a part of.
1.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is small, you get to know your peers and teachers...however, it is a very narrow view and set of ideas from the professors. It is sometimes difficult to work with them, because they are busy. Overall the workload was moderate
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Sonoma State offers a cohort type of MBA program which helps create a strong network. Students are willing to help one another and want to see everyone succeed. Professors are okay and the work load is manageable with a full time job however expect to have little time for a social life. Overall I would recommend this school to anyone in the area or who is interested in wine.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The Early Childhood Education M.A. Program has small class sizes which allow students to interact with professors and peers in a setting that is conducive to information sharing, discussion, and problem solving. I have benefited from the program's focus on connecting professional development and practice to coursework.
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