Western Governors University Reviews - Master's in Information Technology

3.78 out of 5 stars
(52 Reviews)
77% of 52 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 52 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.1 out of 5 stars
Dontmatter - 2/3/2020
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I would think that most reputable companies would use the products they produce. Not the case with WGU. I received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from WGU. Really my goals were simple. I wanted to be a program mentor and help other students along the way. I have applied to over 5 mentor and instructor positions and got one face to face interview. Most of the time I got a rejection letter within 1 minute of applying. I've come to the realization that WGU is not the pot at the end of the rainbow that it makes itself out to be. If they won't hire those who they educate, what good is the education."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Joe - 10/16/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2023
"Withdrawal is a pain in the A to say. I would never recommend a school that you can not withdraw due to circumstances. Good luck. Classes were hard and good, but a pain to withdraw. You have to constantly talk with the "mentor" for what ever reason. The proctored test and having to pass certification within the timeframe is pointless unless you have had prior knowledge in that cert. I would not recommend going this way as well. Im still trying to withdraw and they will not let me after I already passed 3 classes enough for the sememster and took on one more, but due to circumstances will not be able to finish."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Robert - 8/31/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I earned my MBA/ITM iat WGU in 2015. I found their education model to be exceptional. As a self paced program, you must be driven and dedicated. It is very cost effective, and worth every penny. Within in one year of earning my degree, I was able to land a new job, with a $40k increase in salary."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Krankor - 11/25/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I completed my MBA in IT Management at WGU in 18 months. I had previously gotten my BBA in MIS at Michigan. I found the MBA program at WGU to be exceptional. Sure, it was difficult and a lot of work, but that is what you expect in a masters program. As I was already working in senior management, all my work was done at night and on weekends. Without fail, during each course, I learned a major thing that I was able to put to immediate use as an IT executive. It was really hard to believe. I found every course to be very valuable, the reading materials were extensive and informative, the requirements for each paper I had to write were very clear, the grading rubrics were very clear, and the grading was tough but fair. If you are self motivated and self driven and can work productively on your own, I would absolutely recommend WGU! My undergrad experience at Michigan seemed like a huge waste of time compared to WGU. I'm not saying Michigan wasn't good - they are obviously world class. However, I spend thousands of hours sitting and listening to a professor drone on and on. The experience at WGU is much more focused and productive."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Michael - 9/30/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Evaluators do not have a background in what they are evaluating. They have routinely rejected submissions for not including information that wasn’t in the requirements. They add their own interpretation to the instructions and will fail your assessment until it complies with their new requirements. The course mentors (professor like figures) will not evaluate your work and have no power to address mistakes by the evaluators. It’s discouraging to focus on expanding your technical knowledge in a graduate program, and then be evaluated by liberal arts majors who know next to nothing about your subject. They cannot accurately assess or understand more complex arguments on par with your discipline and they fail to recognize when submissions implicitly address the requirements when it isn’t on a liberal art major’s level. The only mechanism you have to address mistakes committed by the grader is to file an appeal. For example, if your paper is evaluated against a rubric with nine parts out of ten passing as determined by the initial evaluator, the appeals process reserves the right to reject areas that had passed previously."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 6/9/2013
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I completed my BS and MS degrees at WGU while working full time. What I discovered was that students can do just enough to pass or actually do all the recommended work and learn much more. Currently, I am in the process of enrolling in a Doctoral Degree Program, D.B.A at a regionally accredited school and their business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP. I read a few of the reviews from other people and I would say that some people become adults and never take responsibility for their own failures. No school will make anyone successful who is not willing to work for it. In my own opinion WGU is a great school and I would recommend it. None of the schools that I inquired from about the D.B.A program had any concerns or questions about the school where I completed my graduate work as long as its regionally accredited."