Capella University Reviews - Clinical Psychology

4.23 out of 5 stars
(16 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
90% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
81% of 16 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Primo - 10/6/2020
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2023
"If I could give them minus 5 stars I would. DO NOT GO HERE. When they say for profit they really mean it. I'M currently studying a MS in Clinical mental health studies,at first I was excited. Then came the BS. in the first term they auto enrolled me in three courses. I am supposed to be part time, I work FT. At the same time I was moving across states with another job. By the time I could actually settle down and look at my curriculum I was out of the range of dropping and would incur a fee. Eventually I had to drop all but one course, meaning I had to redo the first course again. So what that amounts to is another 2 grand of debt. Profit for them. At the time I thought, " It must be my mistake, I overlooked it". In my estimation it seemed to be a deliberate money grab. Don't expect any academic rigor either. There are a few professors on this website that will hold you to a high standard but the majority of them wont. Capella gets in their ear to let them know that you are close to losing financial aid because you are going to be below 3.0 and they start making up Mickey Mouse grades. Do what I did in the last semester; I wrote something vague about leaving/transferring in the introductory messages in a course room, and I deliberately phoned it in with my assignments for twelve weeks (I was really checked out and didnt care). I made deliberate attempts in my grammar to get flagged and marked down. What happened? These greedy bastards got some "teacher" to call me because of my comment to try to convince me to use their resources (which are absolute trash) and every assignment no matter how late they were, how incomplete the arguments would get an A. I think I got one that was marked at 98% and another and 100%. Also, I love Universities that treat the discussion board like a classroom, inspecting grammar, delineating arguments really challenging the students. Lol not here. They have crappy library resources, most of which you cant download or keep, try to find anything other than recent American research, lol good luck. People go here because they want to be professionals, confident in what they are doing and able to offer a service of quality. Go here if the ONLY place you want to work is at Capella. If you want to go to this university realize that reputation is important, your clients will probably know that your degree is just an eighty six thousand dollar paperweight. Capella,I hope your school shuts down and every one of you charlatans will never work in Academia again. You truly disgust me."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kathleen - 9/24/2020
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2023
"I was hesitant applying and attending Capella University for my master's degree. I wanted a degree I could work on while continuing to work full-time to save up for a house. I saw a few negative reviews regarding their program and decided to give it 3 classes before I decided whether I would continue or transfer out. I am going to be beginning my fourth class next month and so far, have no negative things to say about the program. It covers every topic required to become a counselor/therapist as well as resources and information on obtaining your license within your state. The staff and faculty are extremely helpful, I book an appointment with my academic advisor typically every other month when questions come up. I saw people complaining about having to pay to travel for their residencies, I don't really understand the complaint, I believe it was expected to pay for your education and they provide options for payment if you cannot pay upfront. I am excited to continue my academic experience at Capella University and am hoping it will be as positive as it has been."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rosalind - 5/16/2019
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"This degree was challenging. Just as challenging as a regular university. So exciting and the professors and TA's are very knowlegable. The staff is encouraging. I recommend this University. The material is challenging and I learned a lot. If you work hard you will make it!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Steven Semones II - 11/24/2018
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"Great school, professors, curriculum, and really came out of this program ready for my internship. I recommend this college to anyone pursuing a Psychology degree while being a working professional! I have made some of the greatest friends and colleagues throughout this program. It is like anything in life it has its challenges, and it is going to take lots of work. It gets challenging when you have to start finding your location in your state to do internship. They will work with you and give you helps to aid in this endeavor. Still you have a lot of competition with other schools in your home state that already has their students reaching out to the same facilities for internship opportunities. I had to drive two and half hours from my home in Myrtle Beach to Columbia South Carolina for six months each week. Luckily I had family that gave me a place to stay. The mental health facilities and private practices seem to be more prevalent in city areas than in rural areas. It took me half a year to find a location as well as hearing 29 no's before getting the yes for the private practice in Columbia, South Carolina. It ended up being one of the best and largest practices in South Carolina so with consistency and tenacity you can and will find the right internship location. They where always helpful from advising, financial aid, and professors where always accessible. The online portal is very sleek and easy to navigate. There are three residencies in this program that are part of classes which will be in your class schedule which is already reenrolled so that you can plan accordingly. The resedencies are all throughout the United States at different locations and they are among the funnest weeks where you learn a lot, challenges in exercises, and get to meet some wonderful lifetime friends!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Tracey D. - 9/21/2018
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"When I came to Capella I knew that I wanted to pursue psychology. I quickly learned that I wanted to pursue neuropsychology after a class I took and Neuroscience. You have to know or have an idea of what it is you want to do in through that passion will evolve or as you will be dependent on the drive to get you through school. You have to find that balance between work family and school if you put the time into it you will get more out of it. I am a mother of five, a children's author, and treated my schooling as a career. I will say this when you attend residencies you may feel that you don't know enough you may feel that it's too hard but believe in yourself because your instructors do and so are the class that you surround yourself with and there is something called fishbowl and I tell you from experience continue anxiety and go in there and when you do the mock roleplay talk to someone as you would talk to them and a therapy session show empathy and show them that you know what you've learned and the biggest thing in Psychology that we can give a client is insight and if you have that and you apply that you will be off to a great start. "
5.0 out of 5 stars
Donna - 10/24/2017
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Whether you are pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree, Capella University offers many programs to achieve your goals. The university employs instructors who provide quality education and a desire to see students succeed. Academic advisors work with students to help reach their goals and are always available to answer questions and concerns. Overall, Capella makes distance learning a great experience; especially for those who are new to online learning."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Julia Barbour - 6/1/2017
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am currently enrolled in the MS in Clinical Psychology at Capella University. I am glad I chose Capella and feel confident in my studies. Everyone at Capella has helped me grow as a student and professional. When I graduated with my undergraduate, I knew I wanted to further my studies and I looked at many online programs/schools. I found Capella to be the best fit for me and my family. The professors at Capella are awesome to work with and very helpful. I have learned so much already and I look forward to furthering my education with my Doctorate."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Capella Experience - 8/18/2016
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I love Capella! I am learning so much and meaning so many great people.. Residency is very important and if it were not for my instructors for my residencies, i would be completely lost!! Thank you Capella! Come on 2017!! Im ready to graduate!! C/O 2017"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Krystal Leddy - 6/28/2016
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"As a hybrid program, the master's in clinical psychology was mostly online, with residential colloquia occurring for three "tracks", or week-long events. I learned a great deal in my studies, and my concerns over a mostly-online degree program have been laid to rest. I will be beginning my practicum/internship soon, to fulfill my degree requirements. Excellent, professional staff."
4.6 out of 5 stars
More than satisfied - 12/30/2015
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2006
"A Capella grad, now online instructor, I can provide perspective from both sides of "the desk." Capella is a real and challenging program. Online study is not for everyone, particularly at the doctoral level. It requires a significant amount of self-motivation and drive. The dissertation alone is a bear of a life consuming project that prospective students should thoroughly understand before undertaking. Of the complaints I've read, sound like my students who want the degree without the work. One such student recently conveyed that quality work couldn't be submitted on time because priorities had been set: 1) Family; 2) Job; 3) Church. Sorry, but if your education can't crack the top three, you won't succeed at ANY program. While I feel the education was excellent - including the practical skills of clinical practice - there are some unavoidable obstacles. Learning those practical skills cannot be done solely online. The clinical psych program is more correctly a hybrid. Travel to a series of "residencies" is required. Beyond Capella, clinical psychologists require three years of supervised practice - practicum, internship, post-doc residency. As a "national campus," a distance program cannot offer the sort of support conventional programs do (e.g. an associated teaching hospital for practicum). Internship is a nationally competitive process that already has an only 75% placement rate - some students from top-tier programs don't get placed - and most all require relocation for a nearly minimum wage income. Same for post-doc, but with a slightly higher income. Then there is the licensing exam which all but requires completing a prep course, at your own expense with no institutional support. Finally, the lack of APA accreditation, automatically disqualifies you from licensing in 1/3 of the US. (There is a significant status quo problem with APA that speaks more to it as an organization than the quality of distance delivered programs.) Bottom line - this is a solid program which some larger issues that are navigable IF a prospective student goes in with eyes WIDE open."
EMMANUEL MANLEY - 2/18/2016

I disagree with your comments, Sir. Capella is not a good school and they treat their students like dirt. You might be lucky, but, remember the issues experienced by majority of the students. Lets be empathetic! Thank you.

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