University of North Texas Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 161 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 38,145 (31,241 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 26 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 55% part-time, 45% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,165 in-state; $14,635 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I am learning a lot of new and more in depth information about music. Not every teacher is always that nice, but they are always knowledgeable. The online system is somewhat confusing, however there are people around to answer questions. Tuition is pretty reasonable for the quality of program, however financial aid is not very generous. Overall its a good program, I am learning a lot, and I am glad I am here.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020

The Counseling program at UNT is the best in Texas. The profs are eager to see their students both challenged and to help them succeed. Overall the cost is relatively average and the area of Denton, TX is a great little town that is quirky, artistic and close to the urban setting of Dallas. It is a great mix.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

UNT's political science graduate program has been a challenging but rewarding experience. The favorable traits of UNT's graduate program include faculty access and support, transportation, and student diversity. The faculty at UNT are highly approachable and their professionalism and expertise as academics have served to be valuable resources for graduate students. In addition to having flexible office hours, the UNT political science faculty is frequently engaged in attaining additional funding for the department. For example, the summer of 2014 I had the opportunity to be a graduate mentor for three undergraduate students who engaged in scholarly research funded by the NSF REU scholarship for Conflict Management and Peace science research. The second valuable factor of UNT's political science graduate program is the student diversity. Although diversity may vary by cohort, there is diversity between graduate students in the program, both international and domestic diversity. A third attribute to UNT's graduate program is aimed at the campus in general and not the political science program specifically, which is housing and transportation. Since the campus is located in a small city, transportation is also not an inconvenience. Much of the housing is located near campus, and many students save money in gas or a parking pass by walking, taking the shuttle, or cycling to campus. UNT's political science program offers a good quality of education by providing faculty support and accessibility, student diversity, and access to transportation. Notwithstanding the favorable attributes of UNT's graduate political science program, there are also discommoding factors within the program. These discommoding factors include tightness in funding, room for improvement for career support. Although the location of UNT's political science program offers affordable living expenses (compared to other states) grant and scholarships do not cover all living expenses and tuition for all graduate students. At times students have to pay out of pocket or take out loans to pay tuition. In addition to the tightness in funding, the program also has room for improvement in career support. Although the program does offer teaching opportunities and access to valuable research and datasets for one's own research, the program offers little resources for alternative careers not including academia. Overall, although UNT's graduate political science program needs improvement in career support programs and funding, the program has been able to provide a good quality education from the help of the faculty and learning environment for graduate students.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoy the fact that my program is smaller than most. I really feel like each of my professors get to know me in addition to the fact that I really get a chance to get to know each of my colleagues. I wish that there was more financial aid available to graduate students in this program, however. While the workload is intense, I wouldn't want it to be spread over more semesters because it's hard enough to pay for as is.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy the school and the professors really know how to challenge you and are realistic at the same time. The classes are a nice size and pretty small. The disadvantage is that the office hours are not realistic to my schedule.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018

Grad school is the first time in my academic career that I really have the chance to truly dive into a field that I love. I believe graduate degree will serve as a proof, to potential employers, of my ability to commit to and successfully execute a huge project that requires a ton of discipline, grunt work, and real skill to pull off. In addition it provides me with a chance to form long-lasting relationships and have experiences that are invaluable. On the other hand, it does require a lot of time away from your family and a significant amount of money :)
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2016

The online portion is a great asset that allows working students to accomodate their work schedule, home life, and school to balance and achieve a successful career. Another pro is getting certified while also working towards a Master's Degree in Education. Cons would be the never ending rising tuition costs, but that is nation wide nut just relegated to UNT.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The University of North Texas Graduate Program in Music Education is ideal for people who want this type of program. It is a very research-based program. Heavy teaching on teaching philosophy, research based information, and creating scholars capable of contributing scholarly work to their fields. If you're looking for a school where they will simply tell you how to teach - look somewhere else. They do not sell you that cheaply. However, both my own teaching practices, as well as my ability to solve problems and help other teacher improve their teaching practices have grown in my time with the faculty at UNT, and their guidance through applying research findings to the classroom, as well as developing the ability to harness the wealth of information contained in bodies of research such as the JRME.
1.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

This school has the nobel goal of increasing quality of research performed by the University. However, they currently offer no financial support for their students with the exception of Teaching Assistantships. These TAs require work that accounts for more than what they pay for, although they do have fully supplemented health insurance for TAs only. Foreign students who often cannot teach are not offered this health insurance. There are very few resources from the graduate school on how to complete the program in a timely manner which places a huge burden on the Faculty mentor. The department is horrible at placing failure to thrive on the students rather than supporting them to find a solution. The basic courses in proposal writing, which is the only tools course for a scientific career, is completely unhelpful. The department offers very few courses to get through the degree program efficiently which forces students to take more hours than they need in order to maintain full-time studentship required for financial aid. This department needs a serious revamping and more helpful, and student-oriented advising staff. These are just some of the things I've noticed.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2015

It allows me to make network connections with fellow film-makers. The professors are highly experienced and have the knowledge to make me successful.
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