Eastern Michigan University Reviews

  • 72 Reviews
  • Ypsilanti (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,508
77% of 72 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 72 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Tasha Mahone
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"I am currently at graduate student at Eastern Michigan University's clinical mental health program. I have my undergraduate degree in social and I have decided to return to school because I would like to pursue my career in the mental health field. The pros of my program include the fact that EMU has a excellent counseling center on campus where my internship can be completed and a wonderful staff with a vast array of knowledge and experiences. One of the cons of this specific program includes the fact that I am currently in class with a lot of teachers. In some of my classes I am the only social worker which makes me feel out of place at times and has had me consider possibly changing to the MSW program. Overall I think EMU is a wonderful school and the program is exceptional."
Stephanie Michalek
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2015
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"Some parts of the program are better than others. There are several excellent professors who are wonderful teachers and mentors. Many Eastern graduates stay in the area to work which makes the Michigan network fairly large. Overall, the program is generally good."
Monique Tournaud
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"My graduate program has prepared students in the past years for their board exams and have very high pass rates. The program also has experienced and supportive staff that want to help you succeed. My program also has a student occupational therapy association that is very involved with the community. We are one of the few programs to have a boardroom to classroom event where board members of the national association can interact with students. An on campus conference is also held for the occupational therapy students in the fall so that students can hear from individuals who are active in the profession. The negatives to my program are that we share facilities with other programs and sometimes the classroom availability is limited. The city that my university is located in is not exactly the safest place and so I do not like to be on campus when it is dark."
Kelsey McLendon
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2014
  • Degree: English
"The English Language and Literature department at Eastern Michigan University has a brilliant and supportive faculty. They are easily accessible and committed to helping their students develop as scholars. The university itself isn't the most competitive or reputable; however, the English graduate department compensates for the universities shortcomings. I'm very pleased with my choice to pursue a master's degree here and would recommend that others consider it."
LaTonya Woods Acosta
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2014
  • Degree: Business
"I began attending Eastern Michigan University in 2010, as a single parent, transfer, part-time student. The institution from where I transferred, unfortunately, did not provide the flexibility I now needed as a non-traditional older student. Being a single parent and maintaining a full-time and part-time job requires that I have a variety of options to attend class, including evening classes as well as online classes, while still providing high quality education. I was immediately happy to find this to be the case at EMU. Not only are each of my instructors extremely accomplished, they're incredibly accessible and willing to help you succeed. I could not be happier as a student at Eastern Michigan University!"
Mike Reed
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Too many PowerPoint slideshows disguised as classes. Some classes are quite difficult to complete if working full time. Computer lab hours make it even more difficult to complete class projects that require the use of EMU-owned computers."
Timothy Lamb
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"EMU has an experienced and professional faculty. All of the professors that I have worked with are at the top of their field. Each person is passionate about health care and wants to see his or her students succede. The safety of the student body is an issue. despite some of the prgrams in place to protect students, a large number of crimes are comitted on and around campus. Two students were murdered and a majority were beaten and mugged."
Kerri Madeleine
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2014
  • Degree: Higher Education
"Eastern Michigan's Higher Education program pis wonderful and provide not just theory but experience and knowledge applicable to the field. Class are great and help you to gain a well rounded view of the career field."
Alexandra Cuadra
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I haven't found any cons with my graduate program."
Jessica Harshfield
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"Being accepted to any graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) is competitive, so a high GPA and a solid background and interest in related fields is essential. The biggest perk to Eastern's SLP program is its flexibility; the faculty is flexible with student scheduling and offers the option for students to attend classes part-time. For me, this is an essential option, since it is more adapting towards a part-time work schedule, thus cutting down on the amount of loan money that I need to request."
Mike Reed
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I am very early on in my program, so rating the university in some categories proves to be difficult. In my experience so far, the majority of the professors in my program are more than willing to help enhance my experience and assist in my learning. I'm making a total career change through the MSIS program, so I have started the program a little bit behind my peers, but feel that I am picking up concepts quickly. All universities will have problems with tenured professors and their effort level, and EMU is no exception, but for the most part, professors seem to really care about my progress. A graduate degree is an investment, and so far, I feel like this has been a good one."
Tony VanDerlinden
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Concerning the Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program at Eastern Michigan University, let me please advise all considering this area of study at EMU to first do your homework! For example, other colleges offering this same program, provide employment guidance/counseling specifically towards Healthcare Administration, however the EMU program does not offer nothing related to job/career direction. Another negative concern that my fellow students and I had throughout the program was with the program advisor. This person (who holds a PhD mind you) informed us that she preferred to communicate via email regarding all of our class issues. We did email her about our educational/class matters, however it usually took her several days to respond back. Once, I had asked her about meeting in person for assistance with establishing educational and employment goals, however she told me to email her my questions (I'm not sure that an administrator/advisor should be that distant from the students). One more crucial concern that I have about this program is that it does not include internships. I, believe that internships provide a great way to obtain real-world experiences, which of course provides better employment opportunities. However, keep in mind that other schools have at least two mandatory internships included in their program. Some of these programs also schedule times when their former students return to meet/talk with current students about their employment situations. It has been two years since I graduated and I still lack relevant employment (35k in loan debt). I wish that someone would have advised me to take some time and compare the structure/offerings that other schools offer before I attended EMU!"
Kortni Evans
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"My graduate program is more focused on gaining experience in the core areas of health education. We have no exams for our program, but rather our work is done through many projects, including presentations and writing papers."
Annette Shiley
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2013
  • Degree: Special Education
"I am accepted to enroll for my first semester in January 2014; this review is based on what I know from other students, from visiting the campus and from meeting with my advisor."
Amber Clark
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2013
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"Professors are willing to help reach your goals."
Sarah Sloan
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2013
  • Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
"The program does a good job for preparing it's graduates get a job in it's area."
Heather McCurdy
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"I really like the convenience of one night a week classes"
Bryn Hauk
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"EMU is situated in an area known for crime, yet it is surrounded by some of the best educational institutions in the state: the University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College (an outstanding community college), and Wayne State University. Because of this, you have a gluttony of resources for any conceivable program. Their admissions department doesn't always seem entirely professional and on top of things. The courses they offer are strong, diverse, and truly relate to the practical side of your field. While U of M teaches theory and hands out degrees that are difficult to find a job with unless you go on to get a master's, EMU trains you for a career and for a lot less money. I should know -- I've gone to both!"
Hollie Rowlett
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2013
  • Degree: Education
"One of great aspects about the program is that they offer night classes and can work while going through the program. EMU is very affordable and the professors in the counseling program are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise."
Lauren Darnell
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2013
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"The program is geared towards evening students."