University of Phoenix Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 2,165 respondents

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School Information

  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large, City: Small, City: Midsize, Suburb: Large, Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 135,365 (106,869 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 38 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $12,793 - $17,760
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2012

I would prefer more support in finding work in the education field instead of student teaching unpaid for 16 weeks, which isn't always feasible for those who need to maintain living and other expenses. In addition, I don't understand why an individual, who completes a specific teaching program would need to be stated tested, when and individual who has a degree (BA, MA, etc.) in another field can take a specific teaching exam and still become a teacher.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

My experience with this program was very positive. I was given the necessary tools that help keep me encouraged and on point in my weekly tasks. The staff was very supportive,and provided me with all the necessary information to help me keep myself in the flow of the program. I would recommend this program to others that feel they are ready to take that step to higher education. Keeping myself marketable in a changes economy is what kept me focused.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the advantages of online learning is the flexible scheduling. I can complete my online projects around my home life and work schedule. The classes are also very quick; my classes have been six weeks long. I also enjoy the fact that I don't have to drive to a campus and attend a class; I can go online to do my school work before or after work or on my days off. Some disadvantages may be considered to be limited instructor interaction; there is no one to raise your hand to in class. You can only access your instructor online. I have found my instructors to respond relatively quickly, within a day, when I have messaged them. Some say there is limited social interaction. There may be forums and discussions groups, but you aren't able to meet face to face. I have become "virtual friends" with two classmates. We call, text and email each other. We also have chosen to take classes together since we found we work well together. There can also be technology challenges if you aren't tech savvy or don't have a reliable computer. I feel into the not tech savvy class. Luckily with the assistance from my computer whiz husband, I have two computer screens and have learned by leaps and bounds regarding attachments, sending documents, power point presentations, etc. There also is mandatory discipline. With the flexibility of working around your schedule, there is no one to see that you are not falling behind schedule. You have to have good time management skills. I am learning this as I go forward with each class I take. It can be difficult juggling home, work and school. I have a supportive, and an understand family. Also, you can encounter bottlenecks; questions can be posted, but you have to wait for responses from classmate for when they are online. This situation can be difficult; you may have to wait for a response from class mates in different time zones. So far, I find that there are more pros than cons regarding this method of education.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Take classes online as a part-time or full-time student, participation is convenient. Study in the comfort of your own home Cons: I have no cons, the schools is great, the program is great. If you choose UOP, you have made a wonderful choice !
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Phoenix-Online provides me the ability to work full time as a teacher while I pursue the Master in Education in Administration and Supervision. I completed a Master in education in Teacher Leadership this past spring and decided that I wanted to add on administration so that my opportunities would be greater. My enrollment counselor assisted me with determining what courses I would be required to take as several for the new program were completed during the previous program. The coursework challenges me to move beyond the rhetoric of just writing papers and makes me delve into the texts and electronic resources so that I have a broader understanding of the realities of education and how I may positively impact the school and system that I work with. Without the fleixibility of the online classes, I would not have been able to complete my first Masters program, nor would I be beginning my second.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program offered by UOP is hands down. In today's life there are many demands such as raising a family, working full time and getting a higher education. UOP offers that to it's students. I am married, have two children, work full time as a litigation secretary, and am pursuing my Master's all at the same time. The course materials and online forums provide me with critical information and knowledge that I need in order to be prepared for the field I hope to enter.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy the professionalism and and ease of communication amongst all the students within the graduate program
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program. I have come across some very supporting faculty members as well as other students. The campus life is missing, as to be expected since it is an online program. Understanding that other class members have full time jobs and therefore untraditional class work schedules, done take some time to adjust to. This was also a great opportunity to practice my time management since their is no teacher in person that is telling you to get your work done. Overall the format of the classroom setting it very well worked out. I chose this school mainly for that reason; I did not want to be in the guinea pig class for a school that was implementing the online system.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

University of Phoenix has what I believe is an equal amount of pros and cons. One pro and con together is learning. Learning teams can be an uplifting and influential experience, but at the same time it can be or become very stressful because of non-participants in the group. The other pros are labs but the con to this is the labs need updated equipment although the software is up-to-date. Another pro is the fact that the instructors are wonderful, smart, knowledge, and seem to care about teaching and students learning. The remaining pros are use of the university's online library, resource/career center, counselors, and tech support. The remaining con is that sometimes assignments can become confusing or the syllabus appears to not be structured.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall learned a lot. Challenges were understanding complicated material and not learning it in a classroom.
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