Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 761 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CACREP
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 37,569 (9,393 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 95% part-time, 5% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,003
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

I think this program is my next step to getting a better career and future.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I enjoy working with Capella University because it allows me to continue to progress in my career while still reaching my dreams of becoming a Licensed Psychologist. This blend has allowed me to move forward personally and professionally in ways that would not have been possible had I chosen to attend a traditional PsyD program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

There are many pros to attending Capella University. I really appreciate the support that is provided by the faculty and how teamwork is encouraged, even with a doctorate program. I also really appreciate that Capella offers a social network for learners to befriend each other outside of the classroom. If I had to choose a downfall of Capella, I would have to say I am not too impressed with the financial aid. There is not much offered through the university, sometimes making it difficult for learners to complete their degrees.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of the program is the amount of knowledge you gain from the diverse level of courses provided. Students have the opportunity to openly discuss current events and issues that plague the counseling client. Also, being able to meet with other students and staff face to face twice during the program provides strength to complete the program and be successful. Some of the cons are the amount of resources available, especially tailored to the specific state of practice for the student.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella University is great in providing quality academic services towards the working professional or those who may not be able to access higher education in a traditional program. It provides quality instruction and allows students to gain access to research materials while also maintaining a work-life-academic balance.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Although it means a lot of work, I'm glad that Capella's online program is so rigorous! I'm being prepared well for my career as a professional school counselor.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I am very happy with my program. Everything about it works with my current situation and advances my career goals
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

After attending a private school education for my undergraduate, Capella University offers me reasonable price, high quality, accessible education. There is always someone to assist me and offer you guidance throughout my journey. Financial aid, support staff, academic support, and the professors all work with you to achieve success in one's future academic goals.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is Psychology with emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Leadership Coaching Psychology. The pros of my graduate program is that I am an online graduate student. As an online-adult student learner I do not have to worry about expenses such as: parking, gas and I am able to work remotely; from the convenience of my home, while at work, etc.Capella provides step by step learning materials along the way to guide 1st year graduate students. The cons of my grad program are: The I/O field is not an easy one to get into without having background and/or experience in the human resources field. Either one must have an educational credential in the HR field, professional experience in HR, or both. Since I do not possess neither of the above, I have come to realize having either or both of the aforementioned elements are germane to being a successful student in the I/O Psychology grad program. Moreover, having either or both of the previously mentioned elements also can determine whether one will be able to get his or her foot in the door when seeking paid or non-paid internships, notwithstanding employment.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros are that by being a full time student and having a full time job, going online it allowed me to complete the work at my own schedule without worrying about being late to a class. Another pro is the support each instructor provide you in the 10 week that it last each quarter. Cons are that the student need to have good time management skills and avoid procrastination because if not the final grade is affected. Another cons is the length of the program, most master program in on campus are 60 credits and around two years, my program is 91 credits, 3 1/2 years long and it takes a lot of time and money to complete it and that is why I would love to win this scholarship and help pay for my living expenses while I'm a graduate student. Online learning may sound simple but is not, it takes time, effort and a lot of discipline to do it, you cannot "hide in the back of the classroom" if you don't want to participate on the weekly discussion, you have to post, if not your grade is affected.
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