| Total Grad Surveys || 6 |
| Females || 4 |
| Males || 2 |
| Avg years at University || 2.7 |
Do not ever join the pHd program earth and environmental science department at Montclair. The current director of the program is more interested in office politics than quality research work. While his own students enjoy lot of perks including coming to office late, doing part-time business (amway) in the office space, flexible work, everyone else in the department has to work their a** off to be noticed and appreciated by the director. His own students can secure F and still stay in the department, while others are kicked out of the GA program if they are not conforming to his standard of "citizenship" and "gradation".|
He is not interested to know what you want to do with your research. He will only take you or keep you if your work is in his line of work, and if he can make a bonded labor out of you. Apparently he was kicked out of San Antonio and had a lawsuit filed. However, some boneheads in Montclair decided to hire him. He takes complete advantage of his position to make decisions independently and tries to always take advantage of people in the wrong way.
I am glad I passed out well ahead of time. Good luck to the current students!! In near future he is going to convert this into department of environmental chemistry. I'll advise everyone to stay away.
| Jul 29 2010 || Geography and Geosciences |
| I wasted money and three years of my time in a graduate program at this school. Based on my experience and those that I have witnessed of other students of color in this progam.my advice is to..STAY AWAY!!!! They might let you in..but they won't let you out. Not without failing you at least once. Remember you have no advocates here, and the powers that be believe that they are doing you a favor by "allowing" you to retest or resubmit work that should have been accepted initally.It's the same old story.You've been warned. |
| Feb 07 2007 || PreLaw and Legal |
| The graduate Counseling program was a joke. A waste of money. Too bad I need the M.A. for my professional career. It did not add anything to my professional abilities I already had. Seems to be a program for the misinformed, or rejects from more rigorous schools. I only found two helpful faculty members there during my program. Taught mostly by disinterested adjuncts just seeking a paycheck. Adjuncts have NO office hours.|
Department never returns phone calls. Not a reality based program. STAY AWAY.
| Oct 27 2003 || Other |
| none available |
| I would not recommend the Counseling program to anyone. They don't even offer the appropriate courses for their Family Counseling major, yet, they still offer that concentration. I am a Family Counseling Major who had to substitute courses so that I could graduate. Faculty advising is useless. Phone calls to the counseling department rarely get returned. Communication is very poor. Class size is too large for experiential and interactive courses. Some of the individual faculty are terrific and helpful and others are not. Fellow students are mostly approachable but not overly friendly. Also, administrative issues don't get handled unless you're constantly "on their case." And hopefully, you will get an assistant who speaks English clearly and fluently and who is competent to handle your questions. Overall I am very disappointed with my experience at MSU. |
| Oct 27 2003 || Other |