University of Georgia Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 270 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 36,574 (27,951 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,970 in-state; $26,958 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2011

I believe the faculty and staff contribute significantly to the efficacy of the MPA Program. Not only are they extremely well educated in both general public administration and their respective expertise, but each professor goes above and beyond in an effort to aid in students’ success. I really enjoyed the elective classes I was able to take for my generalist degree including multiple in nonprofit management as well as the opportunity to participate in the SPIA in Seoul program. However, I do think there is an overwhelming emphasis on policy and finance within the program, particularly in regards to which elective courses are offered. This fact may reflect the interests of the cohorts or MPA faculty expertise; however, diversifying the courses in order to serve a greater range of the specialties the program claims to offer would be advantageous to current and prospective students. For example, the MPA program claims to have a health policy specialization, but very rarely offers a class to satisfy the required electives. While other departments at UGA may offer classes to fulfill the requirement, they may or may not be offered at times convenient to a student working full-time, and as such, MPA students are sometimes forced to take electives that do not contribute to their career goals. There is a fair balance of theoretical background and applied skills within the program, which is ideal for students looking to further their education with a PhD or those looking to enter the workforce.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Faculty always available to talk and discuss ideas offering valuable feedback. Cons: Financial support lacking. Required courses are not relevant and boring.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

The pharmacy school has a great program and a great support network. There are many things to do when you have free time, and there are many places to live within walking distance to the school. Tuition is competitive for in-state students and the new pharmacy building is awesome. The retail pharmacy program could be updated and student parking is expensive.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

A lot of these questions are dependent on the faculty members you work with, however, I've always found the professors at UGA to be helpful and open to collaboration. I am beyond happy that I chose UGA for graduate school and recommend that all qualified students look into the available psychology graduate programs.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2014

The Workforce Education program at UGA is one of the best programs in the country. It has a vast number of course offerings. The con to the program is that all courses aren't offered every semester.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

UGS has a great Social Work Program, I am proud to be a part of it.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The Master's of Public Administration Program will offer me an opportunity to have a prosperous career in public service. Although I did not have a background in Public Administration, I was accepted into the program and now have the chance to broaden my career goals. The advisory council is helpful in setting goals and evaluating my specific needs. Also, the Career Services Department does a great job in finding internships and future employment opportunities for the MPA students. The diverse environment at the University of Georgia has truly enlightened me as an individual. I have gained experience working under great leadership and have been challenged by faculty in one of the best MPA programs in the country.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program is great but sometimes, I do not feel like it is challenging enough. However, the social atmosphere is amazing
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2015

The program was recently rated number one in the country. Faculty is accessible and helpful. I wish we had more contact with a wider variety of faculty members.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

We have a great food science program here at the university of Georgia. I bagged my MS degree here, and was excited to come back for my PhD, i guess that tells you how satisfied I was with my first experience. The Food science program here is ranked one of the best in the US. If searching for a graduate school for Food Science, definitely consider UGA, go through the visitation program they have set up. Pros: highly respected, located in a bubbly city - Athens, diverse student group. Cons: cant think of any ;)
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