Capella University Reviews - Master's in Counseling

3.71 out of 5 stars
(34 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,987
68% of 34 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 34 students said they would recommend this program to others
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 6/23/2013
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013
"I have completed my masters coursework and begin practicum next month. I am also working on an Addictions Certificate. My state board recognizes Capella. Capella is CACREP accredited which means students in my state who graduate with a MS in Mental Health, Marriage/Family Counseling, or School Psychology can become licensed through the state board (after passing the licensing test). Other students must make sure their states accept Capella and that the courses offered at Capella meet their states' requirements. For instance, I found that my state requires psychopharmacology which is not part of my Capella program. Apparently two or three other states also require psycopharm so Capella offers it once a year for students like me. (Students can take it through the psychology department if necessary but that requires some extra steps.) Students have to be their own advocates and find out what their states require. You can find out by reading everything your state board has written on their site. Also, read every word on the Capella site about your program, do the APA tutorials, and read your student manuals so that you are informed and can be your own advocate. This is important and Capella constantly reminds students to check their state licensing requirements. I have not found the tuition to be different at Capella than at other master's programs. The masters tuition at my Alma Mater is equal to Capella and my daughter is in dental hygiene (bachelor program) school and her tuition is higher. Tuition everywhere is ridiculous. The instructors here have been amazing, the course work was relevant, and the residencies were intense but I learned a lot. I am confident that I have learned what I need to know in order to pass my licensure test. But it is all on me. I will say that finding a practicum and intern site was very difficult for me because I live in the land before time and there are not many opportunities. The fieldwork office was not helpful, in fact they frustrated me immensely. I would warn other students who live in rural areas to start thinking about practicum about a year before you need to begin it. I do not know if other programs at Capella are good but the counseling program is fantastic."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/14/2012
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am completing my Master's in School Counseling. My experience has been extremely good. I went to a highly respected state school for my BA, and I can honestly say that this has been a much more challenging educational experience. You have to self motivate, manage your time and be willing to work hard.The faculty has been extremely supportive. Everyone I have dealt with on the campus has been helpful and nice. I have never been treated like a number or as if they just wanted my money. The people who have stated that the school only wanted money must have limited educational experience. I get calls weekly from the state school I graduated begging for money for the alumni association, is that not money driven?I would highly recommend this school to those wanting a good education and are willing to work hard."
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