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National University Reviews of Master's in Education

22 Reviews

Locations:   La Jolla (CA) 

Annual Tuition: $13,320

38% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Education

Student Reviews - Master's in Education

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Reviewed: 5/3/2023

Degree: Education

If you're interested in a trash masters program full of repetitive & useless tasks, then you've come to the right place. Guaranteed to detract from your overall happiness, career development, and financial health. Expect unresponsive professors, professor turnover, time wasted on repeat questions/assignments, and a cohort of students who constantly question: "How did I get here?"

Kristen Clark

Reviewed: 6/30/2022

Degree: Education

I enrolled in the a masters program with a teaching credential. I intended to transfer from WGU as they did not have an internship agreement with California. I was to begin my program at National on July 5. On June 2 I contacted advisor to ask what courses would transfer from WGU. He said he would get back to me. He never did. I then learned that I was not intern eligible as I needed four classes. I emailed my advisor to ask when I could take these classes and how long this would take . He never... Read More

Kelly Law

Reviewed: 3/14/2022

Degree: Education

I’m currently in an Education program. I’m two classes away from finishing and I can’t stand this place anymore. Got a warning letter because I was supposedly being “unprofessional” by standing up to a “professor” who thinks that she is better than the students and had a narcissistic attitude, but I get in trouble! I have two degrees from a different school and I was happy there. I had no issues with that school, but here? You get no help, whatsoever. Half of the professors are awesome! The other... Read More


Reviewed: 5/11/2021

Degree: Education

Disorganized from administration to instructors and everything in between. There is no consultancy to the structure or of classes some instructor will say do it this way and another will say forget about all the assignments were doing it my way .... so be prepared to work twice as hard every single class and hope the instructor likes you because that’s another nightmare . Try not be bring up any concerns if you want to pass the class.


Reviewed: 1/19/2021

Degree: Education

Loved the night classes. Some fantastic teachers. However, let's be honest, this place, like so many others like it, is a scam. There's NO reason you.couldn't cut the time it takes to complete these degrees by HALF, since most classes are regurgitated info spun into a different course. Absurd! We need an educational RESET in this country..Stop wasting time, energy and money on useless classes. It's bad for the environment. And get a fast paced, concise PH.D program on line.

Catherine Sutton

Reviewed: 12/2/2019

Degree: Education

I have been with National University for over 4 years working on my masters in education, and this school really is the worst that I have come across. Not only are they super-expensive $2000.00 per class , very expensive and not worth the money. Also they have horrible teachers that do not help. You're basically teaching yourself . If I could start all over again I never would have signed up. This so called university is a joke. Save your money and time and go to a real university.


Reviewed: 9/19/2018

Degree: Education

Beware. If the course you need to complete your master's degree is not being offered, you will have to drop out of the program like I did. It is incredibly unfortunate. The advisors are slow to respond to your e-mails. There is low enrollment in the university.


Reviewed: 7/13/2018

Degree: Education

Not a good place to get a degree. Poor administrative practices regarding grade appeals, you would submit the appeal but they would never say the instructor is wrong, even though it's clear as day. The graduation team is never available to take are made to wait a long time to get your diploma. Prior to enrolling you can get almost anyone you wish to speak to, upon completing the enrolment process that becomes a nightmare. Be careful what you are getting into


Reviewed: 6/1/2018

Degree: Education

DO NOT DO National. I regret so much joining this program. I've had to juggle my classes which are accelerated AND had to deal with financial aid mishaps AND TWICE had emails sent to me notifying me that I would have 24 hours to schedule, study and pay for a required state test before moving on to my next course? My advisor was of absolutely no help, nor were the 'specialists' assigned to me, but I'm still paying $1,895 a month and RISING. One specialist just straight up passed me on to the department... Read More

Edward Wilson

Reviewed: 5/17/2018

Degree: Education

This is the worst school, over-priced, non-accredited, so what good is a degree? Faculty come and go because of unfair practices. During my tenure, I lost the best professors in the world. They are told they can be replaced. No tenure. Not a good place to get a degree. Poor administrative practices regarding grade appeals, scheduling, graduation and extensions.


Reviewed: 2/1/2018

Degree: Education

The program is fast and online. For student teaching they place to at a nearby school district. The price is really high, but the instructors are ok. I had 3 or 4 different counselors. Some good some bad. The credential representative is terrible. He is disrespectful and makes sure you know he doesn't want to help you. I have met with him and called him a few times and each and every time he was spoken down at me. Others in my program had already warned me that he is rude and disrespectful, but I... Read More

J. Castle

Reviewed: 9/26/2017

Degree: Education

I had nothing but problems with National University. I had to repeat the same assignments in every class, regardless of what the class was supposed to teach. I did not obtain valuable knowledge. I did graduation with a 3.7 G.P.A. This is not because they taught me anything.I was denied the opportunity to do an Internship to obtain my teaching credential. I had to quit my job and go through student teaching unpaid because of mistakes on their end. I am not way further in debt than I ever should have... Read More

Mike R

Reviewed: 6/17/2017

Degree: Education

Stay away from Northcentral. Everything they do is geared towards profit. I am shocked they still are accredited. They raised tuition every semester and also changed their continuous enrollment policy. I was in the Education/Sports Leadership program and had the same two professors for every class. This is one of Dan G's business. He owns the cavaliers, 1-800-Flowers, Quicken Loans; all cmpnaies which make him an expert on running a college, apparently.


Reviewed: 6/1/2017

Degree: Education

I felt NCU was excellent! My advisors were easy to contact and were very helpful throughout the duration of my program. What I especially liked was the timing of the courses, and that you didn't have to wait for an official semester to begin, before you could register for a new course.To be able to register based on your schedule- when you finished a class and you are ready to enroll in another- was a tremendous asset. I did not experience any unexpected rate hikes at all, and actually found NCU... Read More

Happy with School

Reviewed: 4/8/2017

Degree: Education

I am really enjoying my education here at Northcentral University. I like the types of assignments. The experiential learning helps me with the application of concepts in my career. I have been able to apply each of my courses to my current situation. I have been able to benefit from this education immediately and do not have to wait until my degree is completed. I think you get what you put into your education. If you are proactive and reach out to the professor and your advisers as well as respond... Read More


Reviewed: 3/21/2017

Degree: Education

I have mixed feelings with regard to the program I completed at NCU. I had no problems with billing or financial aid. I had two advisers during my time and both were fairly helpful. In my experience, the coursework was extremely rigorous. With the exception of two professors, I basically taught myself the material through reading assigned articles, books and conducting online research. I did learn a lot but it was through my own hard work and determination. I had two instructors that I would rate... Read More


Reviewed: 2/27/2017

Degree: Education

Friends, the graduation rate of a college is a good indicator of the support you can expect. NU is one of the worst. Learn from my mistake. I paid $70,000 in tuition, took an incomplete. The financial aid office dropped the ball, and now they want $7,000 in tuition before I can graduate and take my final class for my Master's. I don't qualify for any more financial aide, and I am not made of money. So I get nothing for my three years of graduate study and got saddled with 70k in debt. I did get a... Read More


Reviewed: 12/22/2016

Degree: Education

One of the worst schools I've ever been a part of. They are money chasers and nothing more. I've been lied to about TA and then charged after being guaranteed I would not be. Prepare to read some articles and just write papers all week. I've made purposeful mistakes just to see if anyone was reading my work. They didn't notice or you get the standard response of some minor grammatical errors. It's been the same response on every paper since the first class. Which is 8 papers a class for 6 classes.... Read More


Reviewed: 2/2/2015

Degree: Education

I don't usually need to complain unless there are so many horrible reasons I need to and this for sure is one of them. I'll start with one positive which is most of my teachers were great. Now onto the negatives: I am not sure if my program was new but National University made several changes throughout my program and tried to have me go along with the catalog that was not my year! Financial Aid started out great, but for sure I wasn't really let in to how much the whole program was going to cost.... Read More


Reviewed: 11/30/2014

Degree: Education

I am seeing people complain about the school but I have had an overall positive experience. I am seeking a special education credential and masters. I feel I have been completely supported by my National person who oversees my internship. I can call for advice on any questions or challenges I encounter. Financial aid? Never has been a problem, it has always come through like clockwork, provided I filled out the forms correctly. Learning? Be prepared to work hard. I have attended 2 community colleges... Read More

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