Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (2)
I am a graduate student at Utah State University working toward a master's degree in Education with an emphasis on School Guidance and Counseling. I chose to apply to Utah State University because USU is one of the very few institutions that offers a degree for school counseling and they have multiple off-site campuses that utilize interactive technology that allows people like me who don't live in Logan and have day jobs be able to attend school and work toward a degree. The program has been structured with the demographics of its students in mind. The courses are challenging but doable and the content is very applicable to school counseling. The faculty and staff are very accessible to us students and have been very helpful whenever I have had a question. I do not regret applying to USU at all. It is a great school.
USU's online classes and instructors are good. I have no problems with the COMD degree online program. What the school fails to mention is how insanely competitive it is to get into a Speech Therapy Grad School Program. Prepare for and take the GRE first, and if you do good enough on that test to be a highly competitive grad school applicant, THEN take the COMD online courses (and get A's). If you can't get your GRE scores around the 65th percentile then you won't get into ANY grad school programs because they have over 100 applicants and maybe 10 or 15 positions available in most any SLP grad school each and every year. Your grad school application has to be strong in EVERY category in order to have a prayer of getting into graduate school. So unless your state hires lots of Speech Therapy Tech's, I wouldn't bother going back to school for a BS in COMD. A BS in COMD is like a BS in Psychology or Sociology or English----these degrees don't get you anywhere near a good paying job when you finish them.