Capella University Reviews - Doctoral in Psychology

3.01 out of 5 stars
(30 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,987
65% of 30 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 30 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Magdalena - 11/29/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was looking for a program that allowed me flexibility, but that also challenged me. Capella University has done both. I feel have gained valuable information on my program and would definitely recommend it to individuals that are initiators. Magdalena"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Angela B. - 10/21/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2008
"The PhD in I/O Psychology I earned at Capella University has served me very well. I went to a land based Masters Program so know what a graduate program should look like. It was extremely difficult. I was held to high standards by all teachers but especially by my mentor and dissertation committee which included a Harvard grad. I am mystified that people don't calculate the cost of their program until they are well into it. If you want to be handed a degree this is not the place but if you want well-qualified teachers who grade according to appropriate standards for doctoral candidates then consider this school."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Capella University - 7/26/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2004
"I enrolled at Capella University in June of 1999. I Graduated in 2004, and I am extremely happy that I was able to find professional growth. This academic institution will work only for those that are willing to put in hard work, and are dedicated to become an erudite scholar. Thank you for the opportunity!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
sm4545 - 3/19/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2004
"Excellent academic institution (Hybrid Ph.D.). The best College Experience! In the Summer, I attended classes at North Western University, and Augsburg University. Capella University worked closely with these academic institutions, so that we could use their facilities, and me and my graduate classmates had the opportunity to dorm on campus. Capella University at the Graduate level is Hybrid, and yes you need to go to Minnesota! I strongly recommend this academic institution. There are many All but Dissertation (ABD) students, because they have failed to put in the hard work. If you decide to enroll, be ready to earn your degree. The grade, or the degree will not be given to you. In one occasion, I had an F in one of my courses, and I took it again. Do the work! putting in the time, learn, and prosper! Currently, I worked for the U.S. Government, and I teach as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology. I have accomplished my academic goals, and professional endeavors thanks to this Academic Institution: Capella University AKA The Graduate School of America. Thank you for changing my life."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sammy - 11/24/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2004
"CAPELLA UNIVERSITY was a great college exp. This Academic Institution was my vehicle for upward mobility. IT is fully accredited, and my diploma, transcripts have been accepted by other academic institutions, State Board of Psychology in California, and government institutions. Currently employed with a U.S. Govt. Thanks to all of my professors. Vivamus mi literatum and Semper Peterum!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
The Best Academic Experience of my Life - 8/17/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"From the first time I called Capella to the commencement, I only have positive comments. Capella was very challenging, yet staff and faculty cherished our successes. They were highly supportive from the beginning to the end. I can honestly say that I had the best academic experience at Capella. Very organized, challenging, creative, and supportive!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
I prefer anonymous - 5/2/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Capella University offers a rigorous psychology program. The program is comparable to other institutions with appropriate regional accreditation. The program could be greatly enhanced by obtaining the APA program accreditation. This accreditation speaks volumes in the industry. Faculty are extremely knowledgeable practitioners who share their experience in the classroom to enhance the students' experiences. I found the faculty to be quite helpful in guiding me through the course material and Capella expectations. Another area of improvement could be financial aid. Capella's financial aid consists only of student loans and a few in-house scholarships. It would be helpful if they had access to other scholarships to assist students in securing additional financial aid. Tuition is also a bit pricey."
5.0 out of 5 stars
K. L. - 4/28/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am in the process of completing my PhD, just finalizing the dissertation. I've taken a lot of time lately to read through reviews of the university, and on the whole I am disappointed by the negative feedback. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so here is mine. I've been working on my PhD since 2010. I've plugged away steadily at it, class by class. I've had great, engaged professors, and I've had ones that were less than inspiring. I've made amazing friends (and met several in person) and I've also muddled my way through discussion posts with terrible grammar and obvious plagiarism. I have never once had a problem with financial aid, communication, or the administration. Not to say that there haven't been bad situations out there, but that has not been my experience. And it's not like the last six years have been stable. I changed jobs twice. I adopted my son. I got divorced and I got remarried. I relocated halfway across the country. I've managed my coursework from planes, hotels, on vacation, from my desk and from my kitchen table. Capella has been there through it all - making me better, pushing me past my limits, and helping me achieve a goal I set for myself when I was 10 years old. This is a university. It's an institution. You can approach it from the mindset that you should get what you pay for and play the blame game when it's not exactly what you expect, or you can step up and recognize that they are holding you accountable to a commitment you've made to yourself. You are expected to work. You are expected to have your act together. But they are willing to help you if you need it. Take negative experiences with a grain of salt. Everyone's experience is different, and nothing is perfect. Online learning is the only way I could be a doctor today, and I am immeasurably grateful for the experience."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Charlotte K., - 4/26/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011
"This degree was much tougher than my Masters from an Ivy-like brick and mortar university. The professors were generally great and very attentive to their students. I got a lot of guidance in writing my dissertation and in the research required to do so. The only downside is that they are not yet APA accredited. I did not use financial aid and paid for my degree myself so I cannot comment on the hoops required for this process."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Capella Greedy with no support - 1/26/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"So I just started at Capella. It was ok but then I was getting graded poorly on work that I had no text book for yet. We were told that we did not need test books until the fourth week of school. Grading was very subjective to me. I did not like it all. They claim they are people to help you with academics that you struggle in but when you try and get help its only like 15 minutes. The instructor just refer you to another person but wait you are the instructor for the class, you are supposed to be available to help your student not push it off on somebody else. People never respond to the questions that I ask which was a valid question about the assignment. I do not recommend Capella. I dropped the class, my financial aid was never disbursed and they still telling me I have to pay 2550 for a course that I dropped at the beginning of the semester. Crooked money hungry staff. Don't go their not accredited either and I am out of money and never took the class."