Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 5 more
  • 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
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3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

I enjoyed attending distance learning courses while serving my country in the military. My duty location did not prevent me from obtaining a higher education.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009

I like the university because it offered online courses around my work schedule and family obligations
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2019

My program is in the area of Non- Profit( Education ) and I enjoy my program. and all the project and students have really helped me in understanding the essence of education. Knowing your community,school and the reason your attending school can be a great place to be when your trying to reach your educational & professional goals .
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

Capella University's Master's in School Counseling program was awesome and is accredited. The professors were well versed in school counseling topics. I was amazed by the array of experience each professor had. Even though it was an online program, the professors helped make it more comfortable allowing you to get to know the other students fairly well. Whenever I called my advisor or had any questions about my program, the Capella support team was excellent. My questions were always answered. I would complete the program all over again!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Since I made the phone call to inquire about obtaining my PhD in Nursing Education, the Capella University staff and faculty have been extremely supportive and accommodating of my needs. The support for doctoral learners is excellent. From admission, you are encouraged to begin assembling your ideas and searching the literature regarding your potential dissertation focus. The coursework is extremely relevant to my role as a community college nursing instructor, so I get to apply what I have learned. The application piece is the most rewarding because I can return to the classroom and reflect on what took place. The online library and staff are awesome with readily available resources to support your success. There are many other areas, such as the writing lab and use of SmartThinking, where your papers are reviewed and critiqued prior to submitting them for a grade. Capella is a wonderful place for online learning. Take the first step and contact one of the admission representatives.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

This is my third program with Capella University. I was awarded my Master's degree as well as a certification in ABA. Currently, I am attending to obtain my doctorate's. I take one class a quarter since I work full time. The classes are set to where you can participate as your time allows. You have deadlines when it comes to when to post a discussion and when assignments are due and everything is spread out each week. The professors are really there to help each student and stay in constant contact through out the 10 week classes. There has been no class that I felt I could not get the help or information that I needed in order to complete any assigned task. The students that attend the school are from all over and you are able to gain different insights and knowledge through them. If you are looking for a school that allows your the flexibility to learn when you are free as well as a reliable online experience; Capella University could be that school for you. I am glad you I trusted in Capella and they trusted in me.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella University interested me because they have a community college concentration in the Higher Ed Admin program. So far the program has been challenging, but it has helped me grow in my career. The online platform is excellent. The instructors do a great job of interacting with their students. It has been great to work with classmates from all over the country and that are coming from diverse backgrounds.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Management
Graduation Year: 2018

Great online school. A lot of flexibility. Teachers are very engaging and knowledgeable, and helpful. A lot of online learning support through supplemental instruction that helps understand and digest material. Additional tutoring is also available.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2018

My degree program is an MBA with a concentration in human resources. From the moment I emailed my interest in Capella University, the admissions counselor, my FlexPath coach, and my instructors made returning to college an extremely wonderful experience. My first contact was with my admissions counselor who helped me choose my MBA concentration based on the qualities and outcome that was most important to me. My instructors have been very knowledgeable and work with students not only to learn the curriculum of the course but also to help students get the most out of each course.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Previously I started a Master's in MFT at a traditional university and left feeling like the program was not up to the expectations I had set. Completing my Master's degree at Capella University in MFT allowed me to graduate from a dual-accredited program while having the flexibility of an online schedule. I feel thoroughly prepared for the licensure process and am even beginning my doctorate studies at this school. Online does not mean the easy route, as Capella challenged me in learning and growing as a practitioner in a way that my previous institution did not do. It more than exceeded my expectations for what my Master's degree should be!
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