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Excellent Program

Master of Science in International Relations - May 30, 2013
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Troy University has an excellent International Relations degree, focused on writing and research, which is essential in this field. I have been in the national security realm for over a decade, in and out of uniform, and I found the professors extremely knowledgeable and proficient. I learned an enormous amount, built both research and writing skills, and have advanced my career. Highly recommended.

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My only Complaint

Master of Science in International Relations - May 21, 2012
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I am pleased with the e-learning and the university. My only complaint is having to wait 6 month to have my degree awarded. I finished in April but the next graduation is Oct. This provides a hardship as I can't move forward in my career without the diploma. I do not need to walk just need that piece of paper!!

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Working fine for me

Master of Science in International Relations - February 21, 2010
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I have been with ecampus since May 09 in three different states (AZ, NC and GA) and I have not had trouble worth complaining about. The instructors are sound and provide a great deal of help, if needed. The course materials have been wonderful but not quite sure it is graduate material (most likely the material would be the same used in an undergraduate class). Advisors aren't forthcoming, therefore, it would behoove you to call, call, call, email, email, email until you get an answer. Very affordable and the VA certification has worked (make sure to email or call). Essentially, this school is what you make it. Do not wait for them to contact you, take your education in your own hands and you'll be just fine.

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Good teachers, horrible institution

Master of Science in International Relations - June 17, 2008
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I attended Troy at a branch on the west coast; Ft. Lewis, WA, to be exact. What a miserable experience that was! The Army paid my tuition through tuition assistance. So I was not liable for the tuition. However, due to trying to plan my wedding, which was to take place 3000 miles away, I had to drop out during one semester. Since I dropped out, I had to re-pay the Army for the tuition. Before I got the Army re-paid, Troy started sending bills to me claiming that I owed them tuition. This was clearly a mistake since the Army had paid them up front. So I called and tried to square it away over the phone. I was treated terribly by the staff at Troy. After a few more weeks of getting notices from them, I went to the education center to talk to them face to face. No help at all. But I was told it would be taken care of. About two weeks later, I got another bill from them. Around this time, I was getting out of the Army. After a final check of my finances, the Department of the Army decided that I owed nothing to Troy State. So I was discharged. After several months of living in my new house, 3000 miles away, I started getting bills from Troy State, demanding the full tuition (around $1500). I called the main campus and tried to get it cleared up. I was treated like a criminal! Needless to say, I stopped holding my tounge when she called me a deadbeat. I gave her a piece of my mind. So I contacted the education center at Ft. Lewis. I spoke with a counseler who looked up my records and said that I had re-paid the Army and I owed nothing. I asked him to fax this to me, which he did. I then sent that to Troy State. I didn't hear from them for a long time. I moved to another state. Somehow, Troy State found me again! And again, they started sending letters demanding $1500 for tuition. On a random check of my credit report, I noticed TSU had reported me as delinquent.I called the main campus and spoke with several people, who treated me very poorly once I gave them my name and a chance to look up my file. I again, sent the paper work to them, proving that I didn't owe them anything. About a month later, I got a bil from them for $88. I was told that it was an application fee that I never paid. I remember when I submitted my application, I asked if there was an application fee. The lady said that there was no fee for active duty military. But now, three years later, they decide that since they couldn't stick me for the tuition, they would try to at least get something from me. Finally, I realized that as long as I didn't pay it, these people would continue to make my credit rating take the hit. So reluctantly, I sent a check even though I didn't owe anything. Avoid this place at all cost.

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A Challenging Program

Master of Science in International Relations - May 1, 2006
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Beginning the program in 2004 and finishing in 2006, I worked feverishly to "make the grade" while in this program. The admission requirements, although perhaps not the most tenuous imaginable, do exclude some based on undergraduate GPA and GRE scores. Professors teaching in the program all have terminal degrees in the appropriate fields (political science and history) and are both knowledgeable and accessible. The coursework is rigorous and the time constraints (ten week terms) force students to do much in a fairly short period of time. One class per term is manageable but taking two per term is quite difficult. I was pleased with the manner in which my master's degree was perceived in the doctoral admissions process. It was my initial thought that the degree would be viewed in a negative manner by some due to the delivery. However, I was unconditionally accepted to doctoral programs at both Indiana University and Indiana State University upon application.

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