University of Massachusetts - Amherst Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 126 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CEPH
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 30,037 (23,373 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 66% part-time, 34% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,367 in-state; $29,991 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe ultimately every graduate program is what you make of it. Umass provided excellent academic support to me and my peers and prepared us with the knowledge we need for clinical audiology positions. Some drawbacks of the program are the difficulty of finding off campus clinical placements and the lack of career support from the school.
2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

I love taking my classes online and some classes work perfectly with that format. I have found that some of the classes are not challenging enough. Additionally I was surprised to find that it seems that most of my peers are medical doctors, which is not very helpful to me since I have no intention of working within a hospital system.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my graduate program! It's a great community of students and faculty, and the university offers so many opportunities and networks.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros-Online learning is a very flexible option for adult learners. Cons-Sometimes the faculty is slow to respond to students questions/concerns.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Faculty are very supportive and willing to work with students.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

UMass is a great campus, with great research happening in most of the labs. The people here are very supportive, which makes grad school a much better experience.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The quality of the professors and their scholarship is top-notch. They are all passionate about their subject areas, very accessible, and willing to help with items such as reference letters and scholarship information. Given the nature of my program, I'm now in touch with networks on 2 continents which has been helpful for study & work opportunities. Teaching Assistantship opportunities are available for dedicated students. The only area I felt could be improved is the guidance offered for graduate theses. I wish there had been more structure and check points involved in writing my thesis. Overall, an exceptional program filled with accessible, engaging, passionate professors and students. Go UMass!
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: - The coursework encourages the students to ask questionsand, think critically about sciences and research, present and apply their ideas to the research. - The graduate coursework not only strengthens basic knowledge, but it also gives useful ideas to students about literature critique, proposal writing and applications of science to industry. - The scope of the research done in the department covers both theoretical and applicable research. There are various themes of research covering 4 traditional chemistry field and biological chemistry. Other than life science research which is popular currently, the research on theory, materials, energy, and sustainability still exists. - A number of professors also have collaboration either within academy - intradepartmental, interdepartmental or inter-university - or with pharmaceutical and other industries. Cons - Some physical structures - laboratories and buildings - are quite old, disorder, and broken. They need renovation.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Umass is a great place to do a PhD in Neuroscience and Behavior. Students in the program really help each other out and faculty seem to want us to succeed. I also don't feel like I'm dying, which is a plus since I expected that graduate school would be extremely stressful and scary. Yes it's difficult, but the support system here is really wonderful.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2019

Great education and faculty. Excellent connection and internship/job opportunities after graduation. As a graduate student, I have probably slept about 5-6 hours a day during the semester, I'm constantly exhausted. The workload is brutal at the graduate level. There is pretty much nothing to do in this town.
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