University of Central Florida Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.05 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 473 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 62,953 (54,662 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 30 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 54% part-time, 46% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,872 in-state; $28,657 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

UCF's Health Services Administration program is a really great program to help you jumpstart your professional career in Health Services. Orlando is thriving with health care careers, especially with the addition of Medical City, including a Nemour's and a Veteran's Hospital. It's a great time to get into the field, especially in Orlando. It's a longer Masters than most (57 credit hours), but you are so well versed when you exited and the program is well known, it's definitely worth the time and effort you put in. Full time is 9 credit hours, which is manageable and many professors gear their courses around your learning and working in teams, not exams, which helps you learn more and continue to do well in the program.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

I have been so blessed to be apart of the University of Central Florida's Communication Disorders Masters program for Speech-Language Pathology. Overall, I feel that I am receiving one of the best educations for this specific field. However, there are many changes this program needs to undergo. Seeing that UCF takes students into this particular masters program three times a year, there seems to be an "assembly line" feel of getting students in and out of the doors. Other universities often spend more 1-1 time with their students in smaller programs and get to know their names while making valuable professional relationships. Since the program is that large, there is a huge lack of space and dedication of tuition funds going towards the Communication Disorders clinic. With that being said, I do not feel that these few negative things have impacted my education in a poor way.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Great diverse school that can really offer you a great education if you are willing to earn it. Cons: Nothing really, other than that it can get hot walking to class in the summer and fall!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

This specific program will assist students with special need. It allows a teacher to improve their knowledge of autism, behavior issues and even speech impairment. The only con associated with this program is that all teachers are not required to get a certificate in this field. I believe it is very useful and in high in demand.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently enrolled in a graduate level program and a graduate certificate program, Masters in Education-Career & Technical Education and the certificate is in Urban Education. The quality of work is excellent I have grown so much since the beginning of my program, it has opened my eyes to several aspects espeically the social and political aspects and their influence in education. I have been exposed to several authors and their work, literature I would of never explored if it was not for the program. The entire program has been first been first class, the only cons I mentioned on the scale was social life because I do not have one, transportation due to the distance I am from UCF, again the surrounding area since I am a distance away, and the workload, I admit it is a lot, but work it. For over the past year I have spent every weekend in my room conducting research, writing papers and discussing issues surrounding education and it's reform. I even started my own blog, a personal project, and a reflection of my work and journey along the way. I am so exicted to be in graduate school, I was fearful for so long, finally taking the plunge I wish I would of years ago. If I can give any advice I encourage anyone thinking about returning to school to persue their Masters, do it! Do not wait, I understand the concern or possible fear, but believe me it is worth it. I love school and have never been more alive. It is the first time I have ever had a 4.00 GPA. It just shows when you love what you are doing it shows. Thank you for allowing me to share my story, and good luck to everyone. 
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I'm still new to UCF, although I began my undergraduate career here before transferring out of state. The professors in my field are heavy on research and that makes me confident I'm getting the latest information available. So far I feel great about my decision to attend for my graduate career.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is mixed-mode, so my classes meet every other week and I don't have to go to campus all the time. It is a lot of work to keep up with the weekly assignments and readings, but the professors are available for assistance very often.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I really love my graduate program! The professors are easily accessible and truly care about your progress in the program. I felt very welcomed into the community and feel prepared for my next semester. The courses provide relevant information that you will actually use in session. My only con is that I have not found much help in the area of financial aid. Other than that, I have had an amazing first semester in the program and would highly recommend it!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2015

The online program of Career and Technical Education is a relevant and proactive program. The issues and curriculum incorporated in this program aligns directly with the movement of 21st century education. This is paralleled throughout the national, state, and local goals of educating students who may not primarily consider going to college, but are extremely motivated to learn a trade to become productive members of society. This program is relevant and necessary and I am proud to be a part of this immediate impact study program. The only con I can perceive is the fact there is not many participants in this area of study. The societal impact is great and forceful as these forgotten students enter into the workforce as productive and above average compensated individuals.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The master's program in nonprofit management is possible to complete 100% online, and personally I love this idea for graduate school. Currently, I am across the world - teaching English in Italy for 4 months - yet I am still able to participate, discuss, debate, and complete my master's online at UCF. This would not have been possible even 10 years ago! The freedom and flexibility are immeasurable. Many people think online classes are for those who want to skate by and to not do work, totally wrong. My professor challenges and pushes us to complete our best written work. Deadlines every week for written work that incorporates contemporary issues encourages discussion, that in most cases were harder to complete than it would have been in person! I am so thankful for the opportunity to have a presence on both sides of the globe, doing two things I love: teaching and learning.
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