University of Kansas Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.91 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 200 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 27,259 (19,245 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,958 in-state; $22,049 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I am in the Higher Education Administration program through the KU School of Education. Overall, this is a very strong program located in a wonderful city. Lawrence, KS and the surrounding area (including nearby Kansas City, MO) is a great place to live and have fun. The professors are all very knowledgeable and several have experiences as both faculty members and administrators. This program is well renowned and has an impressive array of graduates. A few downsides - this is a cohort program, where you will be taking classes with the same 30-40 students for your entire career. While this creates wonderful friendships, the cohorts can become very segmented based on assistance-ships. Overall, I've greatly enjoyed my time at KU and look forward to the opportunities that will present themselves once I have graduated.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

The Masters of Social Welfare program does an excellent job of providing an opportunity for a practicum that will give real world experience and finesse the skills necessary to thrive in the field. I also like the approachability of the professors - they want you to succeed and are willing to help you do so. However, one of the main problems I have with the program is the blended format of the majority of courses which are mainly online and then every 3 weeks in person. I feel like I am teaching myself a lot of the time and this is a lot of money to pay to be doing that. I would prefer that more classes be offered for the non traditional student so that I could attend classes weekly and have more contact with my professors. Some of the topics are complex and require an in class discussion with the professor and there is not enough time to do so when we only meet once or twice a month.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

It is a blessing to attend graduate school. I have no complaints.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty is very supportive and willing to give a lot of feedback to students. I have enjoyed challenging courses, projects, and assignments that will prepare me for after graduation. The counseling program has given me opportunities to practice and receive feedback from many faculty members that has enhanced my counseling skills and has prepared me for a career as a counselor.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2018

One think that I noticed was that the program was competitive from the beginning when you applied for the school of education. Ever since, everyone in the program not only tries to out-do each other to have self satisfaction, but everyone wants to push each other to do their best so that they can be the best teachers that they can be when finding a job.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Since I live in Lawrence but go to school in Kansas City, it is difficult to find the time to focus on work and school. Luckily, my teachers understand the complication of the commute with a full time job. We are very diverse and the program is small so classwork is intimate and engaging. I recommend the School of Business to any one who asks!
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

Graduate school has provided me with a chance for growth and networking that l am using in my career. The level of education and learning environment is at a higher level of challenge to better prepare me for the future. I do not count any disadvantages beside the challenge of trying to afford paying for my school and support my family along with a college student.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Our graduate program is highly ranked and I feel as though I will be highly prepared to enter the field as a professional. I notice many administrators in the field have degrees from my program and this is respectable. There does not seem to be much diversity at our school, however the region is not very diverse overall and this may be why.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

This program has a wonderful track record of securing internships for students which lead to employment. This is of paramount importance to graduate students.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

The Museum Studies Program at KU is wonderful because students are able to build their own degree. There are different specializations within the program, and students are encouraged to take courses within and without the program that they feel will best aid them in their education.
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