Columbia Southern University Reviews of Master's in Public Health

  • 5 Reviews
  • Orange Beach (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,915
67% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
40% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Public Health

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Tyler Hardy
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2022
  • Degree: Public Health
"Let me just start off by saying that I could have received the same education by going to one of those online services that basically prints off a fake diploma and fake transcript. I have two academic integrity violations. One was because I missed a citation and the other was because a pop up blocker popped up during my exam which was from the proctor company and the SUC looked at my review and denied my appeal. And get ready to write, and write, and write, and write and write. You will write a 2-3 page paper every week sometimes more it is the least effective program ever. Then I went to try and get hired in public health and they said I would need a real degree in public health. This program does not meet the accreditation requirements for the Council on Public Health Educations and as such will not be accepts in any of the 50 US states, any World Health Organization Region, the CDC or CSTE. In other words do not do it. Also by taking 3 courses per term will get you through the program in less than a year. No public health degree can be or should be taken that quickly. Point being steer clear or get robbed"
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"I found Columbia Southern University to be an excellent school. I attended for my graduate degree and the support I received from the advisers to the faculty was excellent. The school really cares about the success of the student and will support you the whole time from start to finish. The classes can be challenging, but they equip you for the future."
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I am enrolled at Columbia Southern University. This University is great if you work full-time and/or you are a working parent. The work load is manageable and the curriculum is current and relevant. If you are looking to increase your skills for career opportunities enroll in a bachelor or masters program. The class rates are competitive as well."
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"If you're a working adult with a family to support and do not have a lot of money to spend on tuition, CSU is the right place for you. It is Nationally Accredited and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. As far as quality of education goes, it does not compare to what you would get out of a regionally accredited university. I am currently enrolled at CSU and it has been too easy to score straight As without putting forth much effort. I know my writing skills are not where they need to be for a graduate level and yet I have never scored below a 90 on any papers. It is discouraging to know that some of my fellow classmates get by making the same grades with even less of an effort that I make. But you get what you pay for."
Ex Student
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"As for the content of this degree program, it is top notch. CSU provides the books as part of the tuition payment and for most of the classes, the material covered matches the text and also real world scenarios. Another nice thing about CSU is they hire actively working professionals in the fields that you are trying to study. Keep an eye on their Advanced Industrial Hygiene professor who works both at CSU and at EKU though, he's a bit of a dork and although he means well, he doesn't always have the best interest of the student in mind. Some posters will complain about the transferability of the CSU credits.... I never had any problems as some of my credits transferred to a real university... but only those that had applicability to the new major. Those credits that had nothing to do with my new major (Public Health) transferred as electives but some (such as the introductory class (waste of time) did not. In summary, if you are looking for a cheap graduate degree, this is the place to get it. If you are looking for a degree that will help you to get a PhD, go elsewhere as the degree isn't recognized. If you are looking to take a few classes that you hope to transfer, make sure you take classes that are similar to the classes that you'll be taking at the real university. They'll transfer as electives and the real university's classes will be waived as part of you new degree program. Try to avoid taking the introductory class. It is a waste of time and money."