Montclair State University
Montclair State University - Graduate (MS/PhD) Ratings|
|Total Grad Surveys||8|
|Avg years at University||2.4|
|Research Quality||C (4.4)|
|Research Availability||C- (3.8)|
|Research Funding||D- (1.8)|
|Graduate Politics||C (4.9)|
|Errand Runners||D- (1.7)|
|Degree Completion||D (2.0)|
|Alternative pay [ta/gsi]||B- (6.2)|
|Sufficient Pay||C+ (5.6)|
|Education Quality||B- (6.2)|
|Faculty Accessibility||B- (6.2)|
|Useful Research||C+ (5.4)|
|"Individual" treatment||C- (4.0)|
|Campus Beauty||C+ (5.6)|
|Campus Maintenance||C (4.8)|
|University Resource/spending||B- (6.5)|
|Surrounding City||B- (5.9)|
|Social Life/Environment||D+ (2.9)|
This program involves more critical thinking--sometimes they don't exactly how to solve an organizational problem, but they rigorously develop your thinking and background knowledge to come up with it on your own. It can be frustrating, but that's what you're signing up for.
Their I/O program has way more pros than cons:
-Pretty much ALL the professors are friendly, responsive, helpful, and treat you like an adult.
-The classes are great, you learn a lot, and they don't make you take things that aren't relevant.
-Night classes are great options too.
-It's not expensive at all if you're an in-state student (I am)
-Great tech resources and availability
-Wish they'd offer more classes in the summer.
-More evening events for graduate students/socials/etc
-Professors have a habit of being too lax when writing emails, i.e. no capitalization, poor spelling, etc. They're professors and should lead by example.
They just send you to collections and tell you to look at your campus email, which I have no access to as my account was terminated six months after I stopped attending my class.
I would never go back to this sorry excuse for higher education again. Beware this business.
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.
Department never returns phone calls. Not a reality based program. STAY AWAY.