Capella University Reviews - Master's in Psychology

3.02 out of 5 stars
(97 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,987
54% of 97 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 97 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Okay, but not challenging enough - 11/8/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"I'm halfway through my program and I don't have many complaints. I'm specializing in behavior analysis. I've had no issues with speaking with anyone if I needed to reach financial aid or have any general questions. My professors have been pretty responsive as well. Keep in mind that this an online school. Sadly, no one is going to hold your hand and make you feel like you're a part of something. It's a self accountable program. What you put into it, is what you'll get out of it. I have learned a lot so far and if you have live class meetings that are 'optional', I would urge you to attend those at every opportunity. They could use more live class sessions or lectures to teach the program. Otherwise, if there aren't any live sessions for a class, it can feel very dry, as you'll be basically teaching yourself through readings and discussion with classmates. Also, if you're new to online school or you're returning after a significantly long period, you might feel a little lost navigating the campus site, but you'll get accustomed to it, hopefully. I would add that I don't think the program is very challenging right now (that might change as the course sequence progresses). I also don't think they grade papers as harshly as they should for a graduate level program either. I'm not sure if I'm just a good writer, or whether the standard is pretty low, but I've only seen one professor provide a significant amount of feedback. Anyways, take all that with a grain of salt. Program's okay and the course sequence is ABAI approved. It'll get me where I need to be. I'm not wowed by it and I most certainly would not pursue a PhD through them. Go to a brick and mortar school for that. So in short, I'm sure there are better schools to consider before this one, but if, like me, you were just ready to roll up your sleeves and jump in and just get that course sequence done, it's worth considering, I guess."
1.6 out of 5 stars
BOB - 10/12/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I've been applying to Capella for 6 weeks and they still have not finished my application. Capella informed me that, I will still be billed but will not be granted access to my courses until my application is completed. Spoke to the supervisor of Admission who stated due to Covid and people working from home we are behind. THEN DONT BILL ME OR GRANT ME AN EXTENTION. HANDS DOWN THE WORST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Erin Dilley - 6/19/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have a lot of good things to say about Capella. I found the work challenging, with a medium amount of academic rigor, I learned a lot in the time I was there. I had to take a quarter off due to health issues and the university was helpful and supportive. Most of my professors have been very good and I have enjoyed my classes. Capella is pretty expensive, but I found it to be worth the money. I did, however, have one or two classes that could have used more instruction; all of the ABA specific classes have 2 hours of instructor contact per week, but the regular psychology classes did not and i certainly felt the absence of weekly check ins with the professor in those classes. I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from my time in the University."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Carol Powers - 12/14/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2022
"I left the program after one semester. I was never so disappointed and all of it stems from their online system which goes down constantly is complex and not user friendly, Even at the end of the term I cannot access my grades. The professor was not approachable and I found the whole university to be less responsive than I had come to believe. Run Away!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Psystudent - 10/21/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Considering the fact that I have a Master's in Education, and am in a Doctorate Psychology program at another school, I can say I felt scammed by this school. I Signed up to take some elective credits for transfer, with the Flex Path program which is a complete disaster. Now I have F's on my transcripts and never did before! Many of the instructors give very poor feedback which makes it difficult to improve your work, and if you ask them for clarification they will not help you. Good luck getting a hold of one of a tutor. If you do they can be more helpful that the instructor, but sometimes they are on leave and no one tells you, and then of course it's time to roll over to a new billing period. You feel like they are trying to scam you towards the end of every billing period so you'll have to pay for another."
4.7 out of 5 stars
MerrieD - 3/8/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Flexpath program was perfect for me. I was able to work at my own pace and complete the degree in less time than with a traditional program. There was always a way to contact someone for help or clarification on an assessment. The feedback and comments left by the professors where helpful and added to my content knowledge."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Nicole Capezzuto - 12/5/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"As a current student at Capella University, I have been so impressed by the quality of education and communication with Capella faculty that I have experienced so far. Online learning is not new to me since I earned my undergraduate degree online as well. For a graduate program, I thought it might be limiting to further my education online instead of in a traditional setting. However, I have received the same amount and quality of knowledge regardless of the setting and I have experienced great communication with my professors. They have always been eager to give feedback and helpful in many ways. Every staff member I have communicated with has shown me kindness and has put the effort in to connect with me and help in any way they can."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Chris - 8/18/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Absolutely awful. Communications go unanswered for weeks at a time. Class requirements aren't included in the syllabus. Don't find about about "requirements" until you've submitted assignments. Structured so you have to keep paying tuition and never quite meeting hidden objectives. Easily the worst education experience I've had. DO NOT GO HERE."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Melody M. - 8/11/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"The beginning process to apply was even brutal. The man I spoke to to select a major was helpful but once I decided to apply, it was a mess. Passwords and usernames didn't work. Online support was not helpful. They could not even figure out my login issues and had to email me that they will reach out later once its resolved, which wasn't swift. This happened multiple times. It was a mess. If this is what I experienced in the beginning, the actual classes must be a nightmare electronically. I decided to select another school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bonnie G. - 6/9/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"This school is a joke. Half way through the program I wanted to quit, but I told my self I should stick with it to the end. The semester I decided to withdrawal I didn't complete the course. The teacher sent me an email AFTER the course ended. I told him I was not intending to continue. He asked if I would answer a one question quiz in the class, so I did not thinking it would matter since the class ended. Well, because I answered that 1 question quiz I got an F instead of a W. THANKS!!!!!! Not wanting to transfer an F on my record, I started again. Still not happy with the program I stopped another course after week 4, I got an A in that class without having done work for 6 weeks. At that point I only had 4 classes left to complete the degree so I did. Thinking it couldn't hurt, right? Boy was I wrong,----- Employers are not hiring resumes with Capella University listed on them. This school was one of a very few with the program I went into which is the only reason I went there. Now I have an outrageous amount of debt, and no job thanks to this school. If employers think the degree is a joke then student loans from this school should be erased. Close this hungry money mill down. Anyone please start a class action law suit!"
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