University of Utah Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 160 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 31,860 (23,789 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,790 in-state; $24,805 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the physician assistant program are: 1) most recent and evidence-based medicine for highest quality health outcomes; 2) excellent faculty and advisors consistently involved in the student's progress through the program; 3) focus on the "whole" person, not just the disease/disorder/illness; 4) focus on making a difference to our community; and 6) small class size that enables more interaction with the rest of the students. Some cons are that there is little or no time for family and/or social life; few scholarships given; texts are simple notes pages and outlines without full explanations.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros - supportive environment without the cutthroat competitive you find in other programs. nice collegiality. Cons - faculty accessibility
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: You learn a crap load of statistics Pros: Faculty are great, especially in the population/demography/medical sociology track. Cons: It isn't officially ranked yet, so it's hard for potential employers to understand where the UofU fits in the overall scheme of Sociology PhD programs.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: 1) Great location due to the outdoor activities and the clean city. 2) My advisors are kind people who are genuinely interested in my success. 3) The student body is very diverse, including people from all over the world. Cons: 1) Funding has been an issue for me and others in my lab group.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I love that the classes are in the evening as it allows me to keep my full-time job. I also enjoy the small class size. One con about the program is that the classes are all held in a very old building that does not incorporate much technology.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Grad Program in Exercise and Sport Science, with concentration in Sports Medicine. The program has definitely improved and grown since I graduated as the first MS class with concentration in Sports Medicine. The clinical experience as a GA ATC was wonderful.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty are great, and I the quality of education is way higher than the school I did my undergraduate studies at. I love Salt Lake. However, it is relatively expensive to attend, and financial aid isn't great.
0.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is not very competitive and is therefore not very challenging. The classes are all combination classes with undergraduates and preservice teachers and are quite theoretical as opposed to research focused and/or applicable. The professors I have been connected with had been good people trying to do their best, but there is little technology support, the classrooms and accommodations are lousy, and the courses are trying to do do much with too many levels of knowledge in their students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

Utah offers a great program, but political departmental situations can be frustrating. Overall, the faculty provides good support, but it's often difficult to get in contact with the necessary parties. Also, though it advertises itself as a 4 year degree, that is a rarity - it will normally take 5+ years to finish a PhD. It's a great program, but like any degree, it comes with its own set of issues.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros- Good faculty and solid program and good students. Cons- faculty not always available. They should be available more often- especially since it's a state school. Faculty mentoring is not that great.
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