Capella University Reviews - Master's in CounselingSee reviews of all programs at Capella University
I'm enjoying Capella. You get out of it what you put into it. I've had some great instructors and I've had some that were basically ghosts who didn't do anything. You review your professors every term. The good professors get a good review, the bad ones get a bad review. I have not heard great things about flex path, but I am taking two classes per term and so far have a 4.0 GPA and am almost half way done with my program. I probably invest 5 hours per week into my school on a normal week, which is pretty minimal but if you're efficient, it's not hard to get by and still do good work. On a week where I have an additional assignment to complete along with just discussion posts, I will put in about 15 hours that week. You do have to be a disciplined person and self-motivated as well as organized to do well in this program. It is 100% up to you to make it happen. I think the advising department at Capella is excellent. I always get someone on the phone the same day I put out a call and the advisors are extremely knowledgable and personable. I've been pleased with Capella so far. I don't regret it at all.
My journey began attending another online University that had no respect for me as an individual after suffering a severe shoulder injury. I never had any family or academic support which, lead me to Capella University. The first day I began I have had nothing but support and worked really hard towards my academics which, earned to be on the Presidents List, invitation to be a Chi-Sigma Iota as well as becoming an Ambassador. My experience has been so supportive as well as positive throughout my journey with Capella. The instructors are awesome as well as supportive providing guidance even through are most challenging times of our lives. Now, that I only have a one quarter left I am encourage to pursue my PhD in clinical counseling with Capella University with a goal to develop an Ambassador program that represents Capella University.
After attending UCLA for undergrad and another D1 university for grad school, I have been highly disappointed in Capella. From Prof. Lange - at my first residency being intoxicated and cussing in public to financial aid mixing up my account causing huge problems, I can honestly tell you to choose ANY other school. Shoddy program at best! 100%'s given out like candy on assignments to make the students enroll in their honor society - a complete scam of a university! Do NOT waste your time and money!!!
My experience with Capella has been excellent. Faculty (counselors, librarians, instructors, etc.) are friendly, helpful, and easily accessible. The interface is easy to use and the university has a prolific database filled with resources. If you need to brush up on writing skills, research skills, typing- it's available. To make the most of your investment, have a plan. DO NOT rely on others and point the finger at the school and faculty for your struggles. They are accredited and a little pricey but any school not subsidized by state governments is going to be (it's a private college). Sometimes it's difficult "to see the forest from the trees" but do your best to know your objectives. Because it is online, you must reach out to your own community. In school status can open doors for job shadowing, volunteering, networking. You are responsible for creating your own opportunities. I have known several students from other universities using similar formats, as well as colleagues who received credentials through Capella. My general understanding is Capella is strong (my colleagues had achieved excellent positions as Deans and Directors). Remember, no matter what you choose Brick and Mortar or online, what you put into your education is what you will get out of it. Whether you are content just coasting and doing bare minimum or you put everything you have into into it, often your outcomes will reflect this. I work in medical as a mid-level provider; I have class room teaching experience; and community volunteering experience. My ultimate goal, is a PhD, which will potentially open doors for further teaching opportunities, consulting, mentoring, research, leadership positions, or other opportunities. Online graduate level programs are the future... they are flexible, don't require mortgage, campus security, insurance for student safety, more flexibility in staff, can attract students from all over the world and once technical infrastructure is in place a high return on investment. Capella is ahead of the curve. For undergraduate students: depending on what your goals are, its a good idea to save money by attending state/community schools on campus. There are things that online can't provide. Graduate students: if you are already working, your commutes are increasingly horrible, parking difficult, wear and tear on car, or have family, then consider online learning. You have your foundation and if it is strong- this will only help t further build. I give Capella strong support and positive ratings. Hope this helps- Best of Luck!!!!!!
Capella offers a competent and professional experience that prepares learners for the real world with applications and instructors who offer experiences to learners. The fact that Capella is CACREP accredited is reassuring to learners for licensure, over some that claim accreditation, but are not. The material challenges the learner to research outside the box in the chosen career field.
Capella is a phenomenal university. The staff at all levels create an environment that is conducive to receiving a quality education that will be useful in entering a profession or advancing your career. At Capella University, you are not just a number in a computer; you are a person to them. Throughout your time with Capella you are connected with an advisor who is there not only to help you plan your classes. They are also there to cheer you on, give you advice, advocate for you, and support you in any other way they can. The Mental Health Counseling program is intense. There is an IMMENSE amount of reading, but it is all important information that will serve you well in the future. Capella is the place for students who want to learn and want an environment that will encourage them to grow and thrive as a student, as a professional, and as a person.
On March 19th of 2015, I took a massive stroke. While fighting for my life, Capella dropped me from the Mental Health Counseling program. I jumped through all of the hoops to get back in, on to find the catalog changed, and I lost 20 credits. Of course, Capella was already paid for these credits. They told me I would have to make them up. This would cost me another two years of my life, and more money. The counselors performed a half-hearted job of pretending to want to help me, but forgot about me very quickly. Beware!!!!
I am currently in the first year of the Mental health Counseling Masters with Capella.Its a very thorough CACREP accredited training that will be recognized by state counseling licensing boards.The Instructors are informative and helpful and there is a lot of support including writing work shops,personal academic advisers,a huge library with multiple resources for research.All this in the comfort of your own home!Capella is rated as one of the top ten online Universities.Its a great University with an excellent mental health educators!
I am a current learner at Capella University finishing up a Masters degree in counseling. After 2 and a half years it has been one bad experience after another at at the end of the day your just another student ID. I have completed all but 3 classes and have maintained a 4.0. Capella has charged hidden fees, they charge you for books even when you have no intention of buying your books from them. A money hungry establishment. I would not recommend this university to anyone.
Mental Health Counseling I am working on my Master my classes are all on line. I will completed my coursework in a little under 3 years (I work full time). Thus far I've enjoyed my time here at Capella, My online classes are enjoyable plus it has really worked for me because of my full time work schedule. The teacher are willing to help, I've had no problems when calling the school about anything this far. As a new student i will tell you attending Capella University online learning programs require the learner to have discipline, dedication, and determination. It is not an easy ride- you must apply yourself.