Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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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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4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

The CONS of the program is too often criteria for completion changed, and the new changes affected previous learners whose progress was beyond the new changes. However, the PROs of the program was that the competencies, skill-building, and academic quality is far beyond the field--in practical terms. It teaches how learners becoming scholars are to see, observe, and implement trends, understand nuances in the field, and how those nuances effect students' progress, faculty members' professional development, and the overall structure and success of the school community---it readies you for the field, and more importantly how to better serve the school community as a whole.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

These are just perceptions from my current experiences. My actual enrollment date begins in July, so I can update after that semester :)
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella offers an array of pros and cons, which the PhD program is a rigorous academic process. For example, some pros about the program is the accessible of technology that is more advance then traditional classroom.It also offers working students the opportunity to always have the class room in the palm of their hands by just turning on the computer. This also give one the ability to have the flexibility of working on both academic endeavors and careers. As for the cons, most course work is done in individual manner. Also with any technology, there is some problems on the course class rooms that slow student research. With that said, one can see how important the online classroom hasbecome for a working professional.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The online program is largely dependent on your classmates. The teachers are very accessible and helpful. I found that the online approach is really what you choose to make of it. It was obvious which students were just doing the minimum, and which were going the extra mile.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

After I obtain my Master's in Human Resources Management I will be able to advance in my career.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University has been an awesome growing experience and I look forward to being an Alumni soon!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

pros good critical thinking skills developed, cons extensive reading and writing for a 10 week program
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the ease of access to classrooms due to the convenience of being online. Pros are the vast amount of research material available in online libraries. Cons are the lack of one-on-one social interaction that the brick and mortar classroom provides.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

The pro are the conveince and the assessibility to staff. The cons is how expensive the tuition and fees are and the duration of the program is four years long. Most graduate programs in Marriage and Family Therapy are two years long.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The program provides a convenient way to obtain a higher level degree. The knowledge is valuable and the professors are understanding of your life outside of school.
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