Capella University Reviews - Master's in Counseling

3.71 out of 5 stars
(32 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,987
70% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
72% of 32 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.7 out of 5 stars
Louis Aita - 3/20/2017
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!!!!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
A Career in Mental Health Counseling?Try Capella - 3/6/2017
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ronnie - 10/27/2016
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Laurel, Capella Staff - 11/9/2016

Hi, Ronnie. Thank you for your feedback and congratulations on your success and progress in your degree program. We take your concerns seriously and would welcome the opportunity to discuss them with you. Please send us an email at learnersupport@capella.edu with your full name and contact information and we will have a team member reach out to you right away.

4.8 out of 5 stars
Linjalynn Grier-Groover - 9/2/2016
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Christy - 8/22/2016
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016
"Capella University was an amazing experience, one that I have chosen to carry forward into the PhD program. The instructors are of the highest quality, and are always willing to assist learners in every way possible. I could not have asked for dreamed of a better experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kristina Kula-Wright - 8/19/2016
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018
"The most important aspect of Capella University is their accreditations with the higher education and CACREP program. When I decide to attend an online college, it was important that they were CACREP approved and this school offered the CACREP program compare to the nearest ground college in my town. The majority of the professors are great and professional in their approach and ethics. The professors will fail you if you do not do the work. I have missed some of the directions in the coursework and received lower grades because I missed the mark. However, I was pleased to see that they care enough to make sure their students are doing the work and not just passing the students. Society tends to put online colleges down and that a brick and mortar college offers a better education. However, this is not the case because with Capella. They have the accreditations that are the same as some of the ground colleges (if not higher expectations) as a ground college and offers an individual to work full-time and obtain a higher education."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ambassador - 8/17/2016
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was attending another online University that did not consider my disability or even allow me a medical extension due to my two surgeries. Instead I was placed on academic probation and informed that if I did improve my grade I would be drop out of the school. So, I made the decision to leave that University very dissatisfied and was told to complete my degree with Capella. I was very hesitate at first since I would be losing credits and falling behind a year or so but, after attending Capella and all the support I have gained I don't regret it at all. Capella has lifted my self-esteem, self-confidence and motivation even allowing me to participate in becoming an Ambassador, being part of an Honor Society, which I have never experienced in my life. Their instructions are very supportive although, it is expensive but worth it in the long run its like investing in your future."
2.8 out of 5 stars
John Doe - 6/20/2016
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020
"Everything was going fine until the Resource Kit became mandatory. You have to pay $175 per semester for e-books. To opt out you have to pay $80-$90 and still have to buy your own books. If you chose to pay $175 its extra money for physical books. The school says the money is also going toward peer reviewed journals and other resources. Well what is my tuition money going for? I wouldn't be surprised if they start charging online students for lockers and parking spots. Money grab..."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Satisfied Learner - 4/14/2016
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014
"I loved Capella and the opportunities it has afforded me. I found the courses challenging and interesting. I loved the Colloquial experiences. The course was challenging. When I went to take my licensing exam for Professional Counselor I passed it the first time. Online learning requires discipline, time management and this maybe challenging for some. Capella is a decision that I would make again. I became employed on my graduation day. I thank God and Capella University for making the education relevant to my field."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Mel - 7/15/2014
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2010
"In a nutshell...I really enjoyed my time learning at Capella and I learned a lot in my field of Mental Health Counseling. My issue is that at least in my state of Texas I have not been able to find employment using this degree because no one has heard of a "Mental Health Counseing" degree. It was difficult to pin down at the time of enrolling that this would happen. Then way into the program I realized it would be impossible to do the internship which might have helped as it would have "licensed" me. I am unclear though if even that would have helped me find a career in my field in this state using a Capella degree.. The internship required a week out of state four times and I could not afford to do this. There is a lot more I could say but the bottom line is I could not get a position using this degree (Mental Health Counseling). In other fields at Capella it may be different. A brick and mortal school has a job placement office and some resources to help with using one's degree in one's area. Online schools located in another state are not going to have that.resource for a graduate. So I have a huge financial debt I cannot pay with student loans that I accrued. I was foolish to go this route. At the time if I was going to go back to school the only was possible for me was to do it online. I did learn a lot and find no fault with the program itself. I blame myself for not being astute enough to figure out what was coming ahead."