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

3.8 out of 5 stars
Pamela - 8/26/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009
"I found the psychology coursework to be intellectually challenging and stimulating. The professors were helpful - providing feedback, assistance, compelling discourse and thought-provoking dialog with me and my fellow coursemates. During the 4 years it took me to achieve the MS, I experienced two family deaths which caused me to drop and re-take several of the courses required for the degree. In both situations, the Psychology department advisors helped me appeal and re-establish academic standing, and the profs were accommodating in terms of coursework due dates. In spite of having to re-take 3 courses, I graduated with a 3.2 GPA. It's important to know what you want out of the degree program and to make your decision with eyes wide open regarding the commitment, both monetary and time-based, to graduate from a fully online degree program. Regarding the question of how the degree prepared me for a career: I was unable to gain traction with this psychology degree as I live outside of the US. However, I feel that it added significant value to me as a person. Good Luck!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Scammed - 4/29/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Run Fast. Run hard. Run as far as you can away from this scam. Capella is seen as a joke in the world of work, and it is. Save your money. I have had some of the most disorganized, unhelpful, and lousy experiences at Capella. Stay AWAY! The material is all cut and paste from other sources. It's wiki level. The professors are silent and invisible most of the time. The feedback is all canned and impersonal. What a disappointing disaster."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Sarah Smugala - 4/23/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Capella has had some fantastic behavior analysts teaching the specialty courses. I was in a psychology program in undergrad, and the psychology courses are similar (not bad at all, just not geared towards behavior analysts). However, the professors chosen for the behavior analysis program have been absolutely amazing and helpful."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Christopher Kelly - 12/11/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Only go to this college if getting lied to and getting messed over is what you truly want! I spent a semester at this college (online) and it is so UNORGANIZED, well the I/O Psychology courses were for my friends and I to follow! When I first signed up to attend this college I was told that the program was accredited, and after I began classes I learned that the accreditation was non existent with the American Psychological Association. Then after I left that college, I learned that they charged me over 2, 000 for no reason, and tried to tell me that it was because I withdrew! The funny thing is that the Department of Veteran Affairs paid my college, and I had financial aid as well, so how would I have a balance if all my fees were paid for? Just make sure that this is what you really want to do before you do it, and don't take what those smooth talking counselors tell you because they have been lied to and continue to lie to prospective students! Everything about the college looks and sounds very professional, but do your homework and ensure if you are doing this for your job; ensure that your job will accept the program that you are going to get your degree in. Just because the school is accredited doesn't mean that the program you are getting your degree in is accredited!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Elinda - 5/20/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Capella is a wonderful school! It was for me. I went to school online and the instructors were wonderful! If I had a problem they would email me right away or call me at home. They were understanding and I never had a problem receiving my grades. When I started the psychology program I was told upfront that I would have to maintain a 3.0 average and I did not find anything strange about this at alll. It made me stay at the top of my game. I received my degree in the mail last week and I am so proud. I am thinking very hard to see if I can get in the doctorate program and I am not a young student. Hurrah for Capella!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Rita R - 4/9/2013
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year:
"I am a smart person and a 3.5 student, and I just dropped out of Capella. Why? The coursework is absolutely boring and seems to be more focused on teaching what was going on in psychology in the early part of the 20th century than on teaching anyone skills that will help them become a good counselor.The second two classes I took seemed to be a rehashing of the first two, with boring content, vague assignments that left you scratching your head as to what the deliverable was supposed to be, professors who are pretty absentee when it comes to offering detailed instructions, and some assignments that bordered on being silly.,/p>In addition, their computer system has major issues, does not work in all browers, goes down quite a bit. Also their financial aid department refers you to course counselors when you ask about grants and scholarships. HUH??? Save your money and your time! Go to another university if at all possible."