Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Master's in Criminal JusticeSee reviews of all programs at Southern New Hampshire University Online
It was important that I attend an on-line school for my Masters Degree due to my work schedule, but I was both skeptical of the quality of an on-line education and a bit deterred as I graduated with my BA several decades ago, and I'm not particularly computer literate. I did have some adjustment issues with the on-line format, but I found many resources were available to assist me. My first teacher was amazing, very accessible, eager to help and supportive. He also was understanding when life issues arose, and was somewhat flexible as long as I stayed in touch. I am in my second class, and so far, so good. I will say that unless you are a self-started and willing to put in the work, ask questions and seek out resources this may not be the learning format for you. It does require a degree of autonomy, and you get out of it what you put in. I am a much more dedicated student now than I was in college,when this program might not have worked as well for me. At this stage of life I am willing to dedicate the hours required, which for me with my computer learning-curve is easily 20 hours per week for one course. I also needed to skip over some semesters when work was very busy and I found complete support there, too. Overall I would say this is a good school for someone like myself who is no longer 21, has other commitments, can't travel easily to courses on a campus and wants to keep the brain cells alive!
I wish I had paid attention to these reviews. I wish I would have searched out more schools online and they charge alot for leaving the school going to another one thats qualified. I think it's a waste of money and time. The school is only about money and debt. The Instructor I had was unprofessional. I had an issue with an Instructor and she emailed the Dean like she was concerned. The Dean sent me an email addressing an issue I never knew we had without even addressing me. Looking for another school.
Wasn't Really impressed with the school. They told me that the program was legal studies. It started turning out to be police work taught by former police officers. My advisor was never there for me. I called to keep him or her informed. I did not like how they treated me.
First and foremost, my professors at SNHU were awesome and obviously very committed to their employment as adjunct online MS professors I was also initially impressed with my (chosen for me) online MS student adviser, Leah Blumenthal. Leah, communicated with me regularly and continuously. I find it difficult to believe that she had not a nary of my surprising and sudden "possible warning of academic dismissal" due to my academic withdraw to care for my dying mother during her last weeks. Apparently, my situation via University standards was not considered an exceptional situation; thus, financial aid figured my good standing GPA of previous, with the 2 or 3 courses I withdrew from to care for my mother. In addition, financial aid considered me as a contract liability because I could not attend full time. Therefore, I was told via email and phone conversation by Leah, "I just wanted to let you know so it would not be a surprise if they academically dismiss you due to a now 2.0 GPA and now considered not even a part-time student status." Surprised? My mother died on March 07, 2016; I resumed studies in the fall term of 2016...successfully. I was emailed this surprise....two weeks prior to finals for the course (I was recommended to only take one course).....You do the math. So, it must not come as a surprise to anyone that I was no longer going to waste 30 hours per week researching when no one could guarantee me my academic continuance. Renate K. Lazzaretto ; MS online Psychology with specialization in Criminal Behavioral Psychology.
OMG....this is a joke. Lets start at the beginning. My counselor seem nice at first until i wanted to withdrawal from the course. I told her there was ALOT of things going on in my personal life so want to withdrawal. She advice me to hold on and try it until Friday of the week and i did. On friday i called left a message and emailed nothing. i did the same thing on Saturday and nothing. Monday come around and she calls. I tell her i have tried to get in touch with her to let her know i wanted to still withdrawal and to my surprise she stated the last day to withdrawal was last Thursday. Now i am ready to start in another school they are holding my transcripts stating i owe money, but no one sent anything and they have someone else email account attached to my name (so i did not get a thing). I asked why they could not mail me paperwork and no answer. NO one can seem to answer the question HOW MUCH do i owe. I was send to the collection department which told me the registars office stated i was upset and they need to explain in detail why i owe, but i have to call another office to get the amount.WHAT the.....why not tell me the amount heck i am sure since the withdrawal did not go though I am sure they gave me an 'F' now snhu want me to pay them NOT (that would be the reason i do not need it to be explained to me in details) DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL IF YOU VALUE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR EDUCATION.