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

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

This program provides all the necessary tools I need to succeed in the field of education. The online course provides convenience since I am a working mom. The only con of the program is the one on one in person interaction that is needed to receive full understanding in some areas of the course work.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program are that I am accomplishing my goal at becoming a teacher, as well as doing my studies online without interrupting my work. Another pro is that I am showing my children that you can do anything that you want in life if you believe. There really are not any cons. By being able to do my school work online, it gives me the feeling that I am moving forward at furthering my educational dreams.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Graduate school has been great with University of Phoenix. After years of waiting, I went back to pursue my dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. I will be doing my internship coming up within the next 2 months. It is a strain financially, because during the student teaching internship you are not able to work. The scholarship provided by Graduate Programs, will be a great help for my family. I am thankful to UoP for this amazing opportunity. There are no cons, other than no steady income for the 12 week internship, but that is a part of the game. It will be well worth it, in the end.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

As with any online graduate program, there are certain elements of the typical graduate student experience that are missing. While I will miss the student life and social networking available at a regular campus I am pleased there are programs available to working adults like myself. The flexibility of class time is the most important pro of an online campus. I look forward to continuing my education!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The University of Phoenix MBA program prepared me for my current career in leadership. Not only did a gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and skills required for a leadership role within an organization, I also found creative insights within myself to consider starting my own small business. The career guidance tools offered to students were easy to use and extremely beneficial when considering a career transition. The cons were due to my choice of modality. I do wish that I had taken some of my courses on campus to take advantage of in person networking opportunities. When considering other institutions with executive MBA programs this was one of the factors that I felt I could have capitalized on more in my graduate degree experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is amazing because its completely online, which gives me freedom to complete my assignments on my own time. With that said, one downfall is that there is not a lot of interaction with other classmates.
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 !
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