Mount St. Joseph University Reviews

  • 18 Reviews
  • Cincinnati (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,900
50% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 18 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jason Alvarez
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2024
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The worst 4 years of my life. I would recommend against coming here if you come from a poor family. They'll only be willing to treat you like a human being if your parents pay for your whole tuition. Food swipes are totally unfair because if you don't use a meal swipe quickly enough, it expires. So it's a waste of money. Residence Life acts incredibly unprofessional. You'll get rudely written emails, a lot. Half the students in the dorms just smoke weed all day, poop on the floor (not even kidding), and pull the fire alarms. They get away with that but if you follow the rules, they'll treat YOU like the criminal. The school has also left behind its Catholic identity LONG before the Sisters of Charity pulled their funding. The institution is also too cowardly to be what it markets itself as: a creativity-driven Liberal Arts school. Everything it does is derivative of UC and other colleges. Only go if you're an athlete then they'll like you because that's how they make their money."
Christian M Hoffman
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2018
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"MSJ(Now University Of Mount St. Joseph) in Cincinnati is a small liberal arts University with an ever expanding list Graduate Professional Healthcare programs. It is small with a big city feel. Just outside Cincinnati, MSJU is an excellent school with highly respected Faculty and rigorous curriculum with many attractive majors. The teachers know you and are available to you whenever you need them."
Dameta L. Wright
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2017
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I became familiar with the campus as a high schools student during the summer as part of project SCOPE. It never occurred to me that I would return to the Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) campus decades later as a graduate student. The Master of Science of Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program is the only local graduate program I found that fit my needs. In my search, it was important to me to complete a graduate level business degree in a classroom format with other adult learners. All of my instructors hold PhDs and have varied business experience across many industries to offer students a depth and breadth of learning that is hard to find. The small cohort size helps to facilitate interaction and invaluable group discussions as we tackle real world problems in organizations. I believe this program will improve my leadership ability and equip me with the skills to move any organization I chose to join forward into success."
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"In my opinion, the faculty does not treat you like a human being. During my experience at MSJ, I did not feel like I could comfortably talk to anyone if I needed help in a particular course. For two and a half years, I worked hard and spent an insane amount of money to make it through this program only to have the rug pulled out from under me only months before graduation (with no opportunity for remediation, I might add). I had to spend another year in a different program before graduating. Even though I had passed every course up to that point, it seemed like I was made to feel like an incompetent fool when my performance took a slight dip. While good professors are supposed to encourage and help students along, I felt like the professors in this program seem as though they try to push you out of the program with no chance for redemption. The program director is easily the most cold, demeaning, unapproachable woman I have met in my entire life. Please do yourself a favor and stay away from this program if you have other options. I only write this review because I don't want any more students to experience the hell that this program director put me through. You've been warned."
Keisha Easley
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2016
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"Mount St. Joe University is a great institution. They focus on small class sizes that help students get the attention they need to learn in a production atmosphere. I went in for a walk through of the college and fell in with the culture . Everyone was beyond friendly and very helpful. The process for applying was simply and they even waived some of the fees to make it more affordable for me. When I attended my programs orientation not only was the Dean of the College of Business there but the President of Mount St. Joseph was there on a Saturday morning to greet us with a smile and share his personal journey on the road to higher education. They really care about every student, that is why I love attending the Mount!"
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Small, community based, helpful, great staff, great programs,"
LaShanna Braswell
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"The graduate programs are highly rated among employers in the area and give us a lot of value for the amount that we pay. Furthermore, the support received from faculty and program directors are unmatched. The curriculum is engaging and I couldn't have asked for more in a graduate program."
Stacey Woods
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"It is a great school. The teachers are attentive and make sure that you really understand the information."
Anna Prickel
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Physical Therapy is hard work and it is going to be a difficult program anywhere you go. I love that Mount St. Joseph is a small campus and the school is really focused on the students successes. I am happy I chose this program and school."
Sandra Rowe
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am able to get a Masters Degree in Nursing within a short period of time. The faculty and staff are very helpful. It is expensive attending graduate school."
Emily Heyl
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"MSJ does not participate in any grants or scholarships for graduate level students, which really keeps the cost high of graduate school, a definite change from their undergraduate rates- which have plenty of grants and scholarships available to help bring costs down. also, having a new MBA program, they really need to expand their business network with more large companies to open opportunities for graduate internships and post grad career paths."
Jasmine Williams
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"The pros of this program is it is one of the best in state. The school is small and so is the program. 99.3% of their graduating student pass the NCLEX-RN. The program is very challenging, which I believes prepares you after school. Only con is they only offer one scholarship for the program, which is the only scholarship offered for grad school."
Matt Taske
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"This is the first year for the MBA program and some tweaks are needed to be worked through. There is a new Dean for Business, so the positive changes are on there way in the near future. Financial Aid does very little to notify of available scholarships, with no leads given to the graduate students. Overall, I am happy with MSJ and the MBA program."
Jacob Stentz
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"My graduate program is amazing in respect to the professors and quality of education. The MSN program has a state of the art simulation lab and the campus community is very supportive. The city and all it offers is only 15 minutes away, with easy access and bus transportation available. The cons are that the program is expensive and without outside financial help it is very difficult to balance finances. If you have a significant other, as many of the students do, it helps with the cost and when you graduate the debts will supposedly be reasonable to deal with."
Brandi Howard
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"A major con for the program is that each class is only offered one time per year. So if a student struggles and fails one class they either sit out for a whole year or they move on to another program that offers the class they need more than once per year."
Sara Gay
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"I really enjoy the faculty and small class sizes, the availability of staff and professors to meet outside of class and the overall campus scene. It is a beautiful campus. The only down side I think is the cost of the College. It is expensive but relative to the eduaction and experience I guess it is acceptable!"
Luke Bueche
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Its a lot of work, but you learn a lot; and based on the comments I've heard from graduates, its totally worth it. Its also fast--you're done in 15 months. The faculty are really there for you and ready to help whenever you need it. They are very accommodating and student friendly."
Luke Bueche
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2012
  • Degree: Nursing
"The MAGELIN program at MSJ is a great learning experience. It is fast (only 15 mo and you're done), you learn a lot of valuable information, they have a great lab and supporting technology, and the faculty are extremely supportive and helpful. The students in the program are motivated and intelligent, which really increases the quality of the education and experience. There are no cons I can think of. There is a lot of work to do, but this is expected in an accelerated program. And the workload is easily doable, you just need a little dedication."