University of Phoenix Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.24 out of 5.0)
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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
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are that it is an accelerated adult learning program. I go to class one time per week. This was good for me because it fit into my life schedule and allowed me the opportunity to take care of my family and personal responsibilities while still earning my degree. Of course a con would be the cost of an education today. It is very expensive and after graduation I will have student loan debt.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is online so a majority of the questions were left blank and do not pertain to my school. I thought the online classes would be boring, because I did my undergraduate work in actual classrooms, however they have proven to be quite interesting. I do feel like it's more work because I am on the computer all the time, but the convenience is nice and the teamwork in the classroom makes me feel like part of a real class. I think the program is good although I am coming across some issues with the praxis. I will have to stop the program for a month or two while I wait for the results and I wish I had been notified of this a long time ago. I reside in Misawa, Japan and the praxis tests only come once or twice a year. Overall the classes are effective and I am glad I chose this program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2013

My personal opinion regarding the University's graduate program it gave me the flexibility to manage my personal life along with the compact education program. Balancing everything was a difficult task in the beginning but with the support of the university I overcame my fears. i am eager to work toward my Master Degree with the same university.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2013

The cons of my graduate program is technology. I believe the platform for new classroom environment is not effective. The platform has had many technical malfunctions, many students have dropped out of classes, student workload has increased (often at the last minute), compatibility issues have increased stress levels, and has made learning a chore. The pros of my graduate program existed prior to the implementation of the new classroom environment platform. I enjoy learning because instructors interacted and taught based on real life circumstances. The curriculum and objectives were challenging but were completed with outstanding efforts because the necessary tools for success were implemented and provided.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

I really enjoy the University of Phoenix. I will be graduating with my MBA in November and am proud to say I will also be starting the Organizational Leadership Doctorate Program in January. The only things I wish were different would be the time to get financial aid monies, dealing with learning teams and the overall price of the school. Otherwise I am one happy student. Thank you.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Easy to work and go to school. Excellent versatility for people that work and go to school. The school does a good job of allowing you the easy of use and the new format is very easy to use.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program have assisted me in my current work culture. The cons of my program is that htere not enough funds avaiable for me to complete the program.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros are that it is all online which make it convenient for those who are busy. There are various resources available for students. The text book is all online and search friendly. We can communicate to all students via discussion board and can view, read or respond at our convenience. Cons are that it is very expensive. There is no face to face interaction. Group learning teams can be a challenge if students are not working enough.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The best things the University of Phoenix have to offer are that i can access a graduate level education anywhere and anytime I am available. It has resources for using smart phones to access school resources and has a fairly user-friendly online classroom format. I'm only just starting out in the program, but am already impressed by how active the instructor is in the online discussions. Also I think the discussion questions are thought-provoking and help us internalize the material from our readings. The program is well-scaffolded and there is a lot of support for students who are struggling. There are also a lot of informative and useful career planning applications, ranging from personality surveys to interactive career flowchart design tools. There are some problems with the homegrown writing template. It badly needs to be updated for compatibility issues with newer versions of Office. Also, since it is online, you miss out on the experience of socializing with people and the networking that goes with that.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros of my graduate program was the ability to achieve a degree in a field that matter to me. I was able to take the necessary courses to achieve and still be a full-time parent to my son. The cons of the graduate program was that it did not have an internship to allow us as students in the program to apply the skills that we had learned into various fields and roles in our lives or the workplace.
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