Simmons University Reviews of Master's in Library Science

  • 5 Reviews
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,818
0% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 12/27/2018
  • Degree: Library Science
"I attended for 2.5 years in a Masters program, part of a career change late in life. I ended up abandoning this idea because the school is producing FAR too many graduates for the very few available jobs in this field, and I could see I was unlikely to be hired without moving to a far less desirable part of the country. While a few of the classes were good, and I picked up a few skills (basic coding, for example, which one can learn online for free), overall the instruction was uninspired. What really motivated me to write this review, however, was the utter and complete lack of responsiveness on the part of the administration. Usually if I had a question, no one responded to it, or if they did, it was only perfunctory. I NEVER had the feeling that anyone cared about how I was doing, how things were going, etc. When I withdrew from one class and submitted a scathing review internally, NO ONE ever got back to me about any of the points I raised. I am forced to conclude that Simmons exists solely for the purpose of making money, extracting tuition payments from all comers, even if they know full well that there are few jobs in that field, and that you would be unlikely to be able to pay back your student loans (for the record, I paid upfront, using savings, so this was not an issue for me). I'd say that this was NOT a positive experience overall, although certain small aspects of it were amusing (doing projects with classmates, for ex)."
Emily Coolidge Toker
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2014
  • Degree: Library Science
"I love the program, especially the dual degree option - if only there was more funding for the Masters level!"
Christina Thomas
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2014
  • Degree: Library Science
"Simmons College has one of the top programs in the nation within the field of Library Science. Attending this school is a great honor and I am excited to become an alumna of this college."
Nicole Tribbey
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2014
  • Degree: Library Science
"It's all good. Feeling good. I can't really complain because It feels right for me. It's a perfect fit."
Emily Coolidge Toker
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2014
  • Degree: Library Science
"Simmons is fantastic, and the Library Science program is incredibly well connected. It's a shame that you're required to enter the terminal masters program before you can pursue a doctorate, though, especially since for the most part the course offerings seem to overlap."