Capella University Reviews - Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy

3.92 out of 5 stars
(17 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,987
75% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 17 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Is this the right fit for you? - 5/30/2017
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
"Going to a college online is a real challenge. It requires so much more of the student than the traditional college or university. The programs are pretty awesome and make sure that you know what you are talking about when you get that degree. The professors in the Masters program are experts or veterans in the field. My program, every professor is a counselor with at least 15 years experience. Some of them are still practicing in their field, but they take the time to help you. The students at Capella are helpful in the course room and in social media. We follow each other on Facebook and other platforms. I would say to take the free tester course and see if you can do this. Find a group on Facebook for Capella students and start asking questions. If you are working, create a self care plan and get your family on a schedule so you can take the time to study, you will be expected to write a lot of essays at the Masters level."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Chris - 3/14/2017
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019
"The biggest compliment to the school is the orientation that I was required to complete before beginning my first class. Most professors have been great and informative, but a few have been lazy and did not really offer any instruction. The instructions for some papers need to be more clear. If a class offers supplemental instruction, take advantage of this because it was so helpful even after that class. There is a lot of reading required and you will do well to review assignments and post before reading to know what is most important. I sometimes question the grading policy. I have had at least one student in every class that writes posts with horrible grammar or just absolutely does not construct the post according to the guidelines. I wonder what actions are taken to help these students or at least make them aware of their errors. The school is accredited, but as with any school you want to make sure your program of study is accredited. If you are seeking licensure, check your state guidelines to make sure your program meets the requirements. I would advise e-mailing financial aid because I had an issue where they did not respond to my initial request and because I e-mailed the information I had proof and the issue was corrected. This is not a hand holding school, so if you need that, go elsewhere."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Glenda - 2/28/2017
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017
"I found my years at Capella to be both challenging but informative. I enjoy the online platform, because I feel that you truly get a change to research ideas and therapeutic techniques in such a way were you're making an informed decision on which type of therapeutic technique you prefer to use. I found an academic advisor that I trusted, however, the financial aid office is another thing. They are not helpful in assisting you in making financial choices. However, the professors are great, however this school needs to be more proactive in assisting their students in the practicum and internship phases. Other schools have agreements with different organizations and hospitals. It would be nice for Capella to do the same thing, especially for those students who live in the middle of no where ville, or for me who live in a big city, but all of the hospitals and counseling organizations have affiliations."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Brittney Arrington - 2/28/2017
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019
"This is my first time attending an educational institution that has been exclusively online. I have enjoyed my experience at Capella thus far and would highly recommend it to students who are seeking an online degree. So far I have not had any negative experiences to speak of; the academic advisors I have had so far have been very helpful and relay valuable sources of information when requested, the professors respond to emails in a timely fashion, and the coursework has not been difficult to follow. Just as any online course, it takes discipline, motivation, and dedication to be successful."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Capella Ambassador - 8/21/2016
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am currently attending Capella as master's degree student in Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling. This is my first time attending an educational institution as a online learner and I can say it has continuously been a positive and rewarding experience. The professors and academic staff are great! The coursework has it's challenges but that is expected for a higher level degree. I am looking forward to finishing my degree at Capella! :-)"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Frustrated Student - 3/12/2016
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017
"One of the requirements to complete the marriage and family therapy/counseling program is to complete both a practicum and internship. I am very frustrated and unsatisfied with the services and assistance that I have received whenever I have reached out to the university for help. If you reach out to them for help they will just tell you to look at the resources on the websites. The most frustrating thing was that my advisor told me that I come off as entitled that they are supposed to help me find a place. I don't think they are supposed to hand me a site but provide me with assistance and an UP TO DATE LIST of potential sites. I will not recommend this place to anyone who wants to pursue something in marriage and family degree this university. Its sad because I have had some great classes and professors but the treatment I have gotten just upset me."
Laurel, Capella Staff - 9/9/2016

Hello. I am sorry to hear that you are frustrated. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience. Please send an email to learnersupport@capella.edu; include your name and learner ID number and we will have a team member reach out.

4.2 out of 5 stars
Current Grad Student - 12/20/2015
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017
"This is my second masters degree, my first from an online institution. The rigor is high, but professors are generally supportive. Sure, I had some dud professors, but my department chair was eager to help. Additionally, when I contacted academic advisement, they were happy to help with future registration. College is not for everyone, and if you cannot handle the work, Capella is not a diploma mill. The work is difficult but you can learn a great deal if you choose. You can also burn through your tuition and do nothing. It's college, not middle school. No one is going to hold your hand. But if you work hard, and show dedication to the program, when you ask for further guidance from the professors, they are most often available--- as with any university."