University of Phoenix Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 2,183 respondents

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School Information

  • School Accreditation: HLC and NCA HLC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large, City: Small, City: Midsize, Suburb: Large, Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 172,313 (138,839 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 35 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $13,343 - $17,529
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

University of phoenix has a staff that is knowledgeable, eager, and available to help at all times. The technical support staff makes it easy to engage professors and students. It feels like you in the classroom. The experience is priceless.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I am just at the beginning of my Master's of Education in Elementary Education. This is an online program with outside field study and education. I am a non-traditional student who is 49 years old and working full-time while I am attending school. I am working to improve my marketability in order to better support my family as I am a single mother of three children. I have been very impressed with my University experience so far. Staff have been very helpful and involved to this point and the instructor interaction has been wonderful. There is 24/7 technical support for students and faculty and email or phone access to all faculty. The only con that I can think of at this point is that as an online experience, it requires a person to be extremely disciplined in order to stay on track with classes. It sometimes presents a challenge for the non-traditional student who is working and raising a family as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel like the pros of the Human Services program that I am currently taking online are that I am able to continue my education and still able to take care of my family. The cons of this type of program are that it is sometimes difficult to manage my time. I have to be diligent and focused in my goal to obtain an education.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of a graduate program in my view are that, I can advance my current management skills by completing a graduate program to become a successful and competent manager. My objective is to acquire more management and leadership skills to enhance my talents to meet the growing demand of managers in the business world. A graduate program could provide me an opportunity to achieve my objectives and can assist me to discover many useful resources that might have otherwise gone unobserved. Lastly, I envision that a graduate program will assist me to learn from the faculty and the business leaders in the program who bring their diverse experiences to an educational environment that explores how to succeed as a whole- person in any organization. Moreover, a graduate program will ensure that Iam thoroughly educated to become an effective manager, who will recognize his values, weaknesses and strengths. To me that is very encouraging because not only will I have the advantage of acquiring more management insight, but an understanding of how my distinctive managerial skills will outline my achievement as a successful manager. The cons of a graduate program are that it could be difficult to balance the demands of my family, my work, and my academic responsibilities. Secondly, a graduate program is very expensive and it’s a challenge to secure funds to pursue graduate programs.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

The online program is well organized and operated. Students are both challenged and assisted in course work. Learning Teams are sometimes cumbersome and tedious but curriculum is pertinent and current.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013

The MIS program is very relevant to today's IT environments. Actually working with people from all over the world brings to life the nuances of working with global societies. There may be a way to improve the course by having the instructor video lectures on the subject matter.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The Pros of earning a MAED online with UoP are that the staff and teachers are always there for me. They are available for me to call them during working hours. I was also given a academic adviser, a credential adviser, and a financial adviser who are always up to date with your information. I get technical support as well. The classes are set up so they are easy to understand and the program is neatly organized as well. The Cons of this program online at UoP are that I don't get to be in a class full of students expressing themselves and there is less hands on experience. A teacher is not explaining the material to me but rather I have to read it on my own. I also have to keep myself on task when it comes to managing my time. Because I have attendance requirements of posting every other day or so there is no requirement of having to be to class on time or spending so much time on any given subject.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

The faulty members- instructors, academic advisers, technical support and financial adviser- are all supportive and follow up on a regular basis. The course work is rigorous, but it will pay off in the end with what a person learns. A downside is the learning teams. I feel there are too many assignments that are surrounded by learning teams. The grade that is given is a shared grade among the team members. I am not a fan of sharing that many assignments that is based on a work of others. However, I understand the application of the learning teams. When students enter the work field, students will have to work with others in a team setting.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros of experiencing the education format through University of Phoenix is the accessibility to resources and support. Students have the access to many resources to help with any lack of confidence or skills and will prepare the students for the next step. The cons of the university would be the cost. Now there are more ways to save money on tuition, but some benefits were not in effect during my attendance.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Pro: Flexibility of the program. Quality instructors and learning material. Con: Cannot be licensed after completing this program. Lack of internship opportunities.
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