Texas A & M University-Commerce Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 194 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 12,928 (7,884 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 69% part-time, 31% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $5,500 in-state; $12,520 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

PROS 1. Most of the professors in the psychology masters and doctoral programs are great: knowledgeable, approachable, engaged, available, interested in their work & students. 2. Grad students get out of the program what they put in. There's plenty of opportunity to earn a quality education here. 3. The coursework and comp exams are challenging but reasonable & meaningful. 4. Students and faculty are friendly. 5. The disabilities support staff and accommodations are wonderful. CONS 1. The title of the doctoral program is outdated and therefore misleading. The doc students are not happy about this as it impacts job applications and resumes. The faculty is in the process of trying to correct this, but the accrediting agency isn't making it easy. 2. Too many courses are offered online only, including the 5 required 'tools' courses (all stats and research methods). Most online courses provide little teaching or instruction (because the profs are assigned to teach too many classes), leaving students to teach themselves. Some of these require more (busy) work than necessary, though this is not uncommon with online courses. And there's a $50 per CREDIT fee for online courses. 3. There's not any real social life, but that's typical in grad programs, especially ones like this, where the campus is relatively remote and the town impoverished. Most grads commute to class and leave right away for home/work.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is challenging, yet not as challenging as I expected. They are transitioning from a 48 hour program to a 60 hour program. That has caused a bit of confusion. It does seem like they are working hard to clear things up. I get the impression that the program is respected in the area. It is a good education for a reasonable cost.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The program was very easy to get into and I currently know and have known many students who graduated from the program who were unqualified to say the least. I feel some of the professors I have encountered care more about churning out research than being an effective educator, and the quality of my education has suffered for it. Also, I have had a few classes "taught" by professors who readily admitted they have no experience in the subject matter. I am currently enrolled in such a class; we are currently past midterms and we have yet to have a test or assignment, probably because the professor has canceled class all but two times. Making an A requires minimal effort in most classes, which frustrates me greatly. I had hoped graduate school would be a challenge, but I find myself bored more often than not. I have only had a small handful of classes to-date that have interested me. I enjoyed this university as an undergraduate, but as a graduate student, I wish I had gone elsewhere.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Attending TAMUC has been an overall positive experience for me. The professors are student centered and extremely helpful. I will admit the quality of social life for graduate students is non existent outside of the friends you make within your classes. It would be very helpful to add a socialization piece to the program.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

Many of the questions above are not something that I use all that often since I take classes online. I am not required to be on campus for hardly any reason. Pro's of being online are great and there are con's to that at the same time. Pro's are I can get my work done at any time of the day which allows me to work. However, sometimes it is nice to meet with Prof. face to face to work out problems. However, ever Prof I have had has been more than helpful if you send them an email. My experience of Prof have been wonderful. However, the overall certification that I am getting at the same time as my graduation work, I have felt a huge lack of communication. However, as an adult you get to be really proactive and get the answers you are looking for and keep on top of what changes constantly. New classes have been added and changed removed. It has been hard to keep up with. Thank for asking.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Texas A&M University-Commerce's Early Child Education graduate program is well-suited for a student who works full-time. The expectations are manageable and reasonable, the faculty are prompt in their responses, and the school is affordable as well as academically rigorous. I have loved my experience as a graduate student!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors in my program are very supportive and willing to not only answer questions but also to work with you when life throws you a curve during your studies. The only drawback would be the work load of some of the classes and grades that aren't posted timely especially in classes that are more difficult than others.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I love that I can complete my masters program all through online.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The biggest pro is that the Global eLearning program is completely online. This allows me to still work and continue my education. I don't have any cons for this program. :)
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The program I chose was 100% online which made it very convenient to complete school work in between real work. The downside, however was the professors not really instructing the course. They relied heavily on the students' initiative and self-motivation to be able to teach themselves and assigned a lot of busy work. Courses have been overall positive, however it is frustrating to be expected to produce quality material on subjects we are learning for the first time from instructors that do not really teach. What makes it worse is knowing students are paying hard earned money for this experience. I should not have to pay graduate tuition prices only to teach myself. The textbooks and information have been informative and interesting, just the method of attaining that knowledge needs improvement.
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