University of Massachusetts - Amherst Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 126 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CEPH
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 29,269 (22,748 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 66% part-time, 34% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,754 in-state; $29,974 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

UMASS provides a flexible, yet rigorous online MPH program. In comparison to my previous institution, the curriculum is well rounded and allows students the opportunity to focus on areas of interest. Additionally, the program is CEPH accredited, unlike many other programs.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

College of nursing has great relevant programs. The professors are very helpful and have been great mentors. The courses is research focused and it is rigorous and very relevant. The diversity of the student body is very encouraging but more diverse faculty currently needed. The college just got a NIH grant to start a pilot self management center. Very exciting! the education at Umass Amherst college of nursing is superior.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

Excellent facilities for research with the best faculty having a great experience in teaching and research. The UMass food science department has been ranked as the best department in the US for many years. Many opportunities to interact with the industry also available.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

The food science department at UMass is one of the best departments in the United States with highly renowned faculty and excellent facilities for top notch research. Excellent coursework relevant to the needs of the industry. The course is highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

One of the best Food Science program in the United States with highly qualified and helpful faculty and excellent facilities for research. excellent industry collaborations. A lot of research focus is on current topics related to food safety, functional foods.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

i strongly suggest it if you are considering to be part of UMASS
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

It seems that the faculty all have a lot going on so it's hard to get their time and attention. However there are a number of older faculty that are very knowledgeable and supportive. The department is very close and most people gather for lunch in the lounge. The academic rigor seems to be lacking, partly because people are so busy that teaching related duties are not high on the priority. A lot of construction is currently going on and major renovations under way to improve the department.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Good school with great professors, but the workload is a little to much at the end of the semester and not enough at the beginning.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

i am really happy here, the school is great. Classes are really dynamic and the place is nice. The surrounding areas have a lot of places for outdoors which in my case are really great. I really enjoy it. My graduate program has a wide variety of topics, which allow to spread the knowledge a lot. the support that you have in the university is really great, for example, a international student could take advantages of the multiple tools in order to correct and make a better work.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

Like everything else, umass has its pros and cons but overall it is a great school.
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