University of Phoenix Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 2,282 respondents

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School Information

  • School Accreditation: HLC and NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE
  • 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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that I can attend class 24/7 and I am interacting with national students. The faculty and staff are very professional and demonstrate true interest in helping me succeed.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

While there are required classes. for the most part my research project and related work has been self-defined. Pro's: I have been encouraged to find what I feel a passion for, and to refine and explore research questions related to that. I have virtually unlimited access to an academic library (VERY much a positive thing!). Discussion with my classmates has been interesting and provocative, since we come from a variety of occupations and interests and backgrounds.Being able to work from home instead of sitting in a classroom has been extremely valuable.The program has been rigorous and challenging. Con's: Some of the profs are not as knowledgeable about their topic as they should be -- e.g.,computer/network security issues. Further, when trying to find committee members I asked 19 before I found one willing to work with me. Most said "it's not a topic I'm familiar with," as if background in my topic were the most important thing in a dissertation committee member. It's not - it's knowledge of the process and recognition of what the end product should look like.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016

This school is great, they work with my schedule with my handicap daughter
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the program I am currently enrolled in include the flexibility of when I can access my classes, peer feedback, and forums from my phone. I also enjoy the interactiveness of my peers. I believe University of Phoenix has set a solid structure of allowing students to learn from one another in such a close environment as teams. As a veteran I am able to share experience with other veterans and it makes the class be all that more welcoming. The biggest pro of my graduate program is that majority of my instructors are very knowledgable and work in the fields that they teach. For example, business management, the instructor could own their own business. I believe this allows students to be able to understand the instructor more and also allows the instructor to incorporate their personal experiences into the syllabus. I can honestly state that I do not have any cons or have experienced any downfalls with my current graduate program. I'm absolutely comfortable with the environment, length of each class, and the workload.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

University of Phoenix has an excellent MBA program for Business Management and Administration. The staff is helpful and easy to get in touch with. The online program allows for learning on your time and the flexibility to maintain your full-time job while furthering your education. The program focuses on assignments that relate to your work environment which helps better you for current and future roles. This program has allowed me to further my education and advance my career at the same time. I am thankful for the opportunity that University of Phoenix provides.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe UOP offers a great curriculum. I think the subject matter is very interesting. The instructors are great, very knowledge. The one con of the graduate program are the learning teams. I think a good amount of students do not view school as a priority and it shows in their work.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

An online program is a practical way of getting a graduate program finished when one has responsibilities as work and family; time is a valuable resource that must be managed carefully, even more when living in a big city where distances, transportation (traffic) and weather issues are daily concerns. I am half way through my Graduate program and I feel professionally capable of taking over new endeavors, even more because I'm taking a program in a second language (First language: Spanish). University of Phoenix works constantly on making sure the software is up to date and running at all times for the convenience of all students. I'm very glad I chose UOP as the university to do my Masters degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

University of Phoenix is amazing. All the staff is helpful and friendly. They go out of their way to go the extra mile
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I really enjoy the discussions, they are very indepth and it's great to read about fellow classmates thoughts and opinions. The work load is not a lot, it can be for those who are not organized. I don't have any cons of the graduate program. So far I'm really enjoying all my classes and learning material.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Current instructor is good at providing challenging discussion and clarifying misunderstandings with the learning. Instructor provides additional resources. Fast pace of the class is beneficial, and I am able to balance work and school. Even though I am not yet interested in becoming a CPA, the CPA review as part of the required assignments has been extremely helpful in increasing my learning. Cons: Learning team assignments are overrated. I do not think they are as helpful as intended. Since the university program is designed for working adults, as a working adult, I have more than enough experience working in teams or groups and do not need to do this for learning. Some of the assignments lack further structure and direction, and the instructor can deduct points for things that are not part of the required assignment. Textbook could be better compared to other classes I have had.
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