Capella University Reviews of Master's in Public Health

  • 11 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,987
50% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Public Health

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Robert Renteria
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2020
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I was a student for a day. I had applied in January 2020, well before my Bachelors graduation from Arizona State University. I needed my official transcripts, so I couldn't complete my application until May 2020. My enrollment counselor had answered all my questions, the most important being if their Master of Public Health degree was accredited. I told told yes. I asked again twice before I completed my application, and then again to clarify a week ago before I finalized all my paper work to get accepted into the program. Come to find out after doing my own research, the MPH is not accredited. The university is legit, and many of their other programs are accredited, but the MPH is not. Instead of making it clear from the beginning, I feel they strung me along till the very end, hoping I would just let it go. Even claiming that most employers don't care if the degree comes from an accredited program. Obviously, upset, I didn't care what they thought. I know what I want for my money and I know where I want to apply. I was more upset by the fact that they wanted to cover it up and pass it off as not important, than anything else. CEPH is the accreditation California State and LA County jobs I am looking to apply for in the future require. Capella claiming that their "Public Health programs are developed around national standards, including CEPH" does not make them accredited. Also, the fact that they said they are "not pursuing this accreditation for our Public Health programs." says that unfortunately many people for years to come might be told the MPH is accredited, when in fact it is not. Many don't care if their MPH is accredited, and to those, attend Capella! If you want an accredited Master of Public Health degree, don't let them string you along like they did to me. Best of luck!"
Francois S.
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Although it tool me a little longer to become a proud recipient of a MPH, I have very grateful to have gotten the necessary and adequate education from Capella University. From my academic experience there, as an online learner, I had to make serious efforts to receive the grades I received in order to graduate. Personal health issues unfortunately caused me to miss a few semester until I was done with both treatment and therapy. But, luckily for me, I was encouraged tremendously by my advisors to not give up and to take my time. If right now I am at the commendable academic-professional level I am today, it is firstly because of my high sense of commitment though the right Protection and undoubtedly because of Capella University. I am looking forward to pursuing a Doctoral degree soon. I hope to implement this pursuit with Capella."
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  • Reviewed: 4/15/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"If I weren't so far into my program, I would drop this school and run without ever looking back!! The advising staff is useless and will tell you what you want to hear just to appease you without addressing or fixing any issues. Once you start your first course there is no other communication with any staff other than your professor, if you're lucky they may give you a bit of feedback. If you do continue on with your program and end up having to do a practicum through the school may you have the ability to function completely on your own with zero support from the school. I have called about 10 times in the last 2 weeks with very little support from the advising office. There has not been any support or follow up on any conversations that have occurred. In fact, they did the complete opposite of what was asked of them. Integrity is lacking with this institution. I will have my degree in a few months. Unfortunately, it will have Capella's name on it. In hindsight, I wish I would have spent more money to go to a much more reputable institution."
Linda Davis
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Capella University and traditional brick and mortar universities that offer this degree are cheating students because the degree is nearly worthless. The bottom line is if you are not a RN, MD, or LCSW this degree will not offer a high ROI because it's simply not in great demand. The problem is most public health jobs occur at the state government level in the U.S.; however, state agencies do not have sufficient budgets to address public health issues, particularly primary preventative diseases that account for most illnesses, premature mortality, and medical costs, e.g. type 2 diabetes. The U.S. continues to invest in clinical care that addresses the illness or injury through drugs and invasive therapies, hence, the demand for nurses, physicians, LCSW, etc. However, colleges and universities continue to promote public health degrees because they benefit. Take a look at most job listings and your will find that they are primarily looking for nurses, primary care physicians, LCSWs, and professors of public health. In other words, the demand for public health degrees is manufactured by irresponsible college administrators."
Linda Davis
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Capella University and traditional brick and mortar universities that offer this degree are cheating students because the degree is nearly worthless. The bottom line is if you are not a RN, MD, or LCSW this degree will not offer a high ROI because it's simply not in great demand. The problem is most public health jobs occur at the state level in the U.S.; however, state agencies do not have sufficient budgets to address public health issues, particularly primary preventative diseases that account for most illness, premature mortality, and medical costs, e.g. type 2 diabetes. The U.S. continues to invest in clinical care that is addressing the illness or injury through drugs and invasive therapies, hence, the demand for nurses, physicians, LCSW, etc. However, colleges and universities continue to promote public health degrees because they benefit. Take a look at most job listings and your will find that they are primarily looking for nurses, primary care physicians, LCSWs, and professors of public health. In other words, the demand for public health degrees is manufactured by irresponsible college administrators."
Grace M
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2018
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I am greatly enjoying my time at Capella University. Everyone has been incredibly helpful from my admissions counselor to my professors and teacher's assistants. I was nervous about taking classes purely online but Capella has made the experience smooth and easy. There are videos showing exactly how to access classroom material, teacher assistants willing to help you with anything from writing papers to software problems. Every professor has been easily reached through email or text message. I cannot state just how easy and enjoyable this experience has been for me. Like everything else in life, you get out what you put in. As long as you are willing to do the work and put in the effort, you will succeed through Capella University."
Karen
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My experience was very positive at Capella. I graduated last yr while working & raising kids. The counselors were helpful. Being pre-registered for each course kept me on track with my academic timeline. Great instructors and always available to help."
Pat I
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I have degrees from 3 colleges in different disciplines. Capella was my first online university experience and my experience was awesome. The university has a group of qualified people with human feelings that will assist you get through the toughest course.I immediately began my doctoral journey with the college due to the pleasant experience I had . I have recommended the school to many and will continue to share my experiences with others. GO CAPELLA COMMUNITY!!!"
Very pleased learner
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"As I read through some of the negative comments about Capella University, it took me back to when I first started my journey with Capella Flexpath. Advisors stressed time and time again about working on time management. I found that everything they said was true. If you don't have time management, the program will not work. In fact, no online studies will work without time management. As for financial aide, I haven't had any problems with it. I was awarded a scholarship in the beginning that has been disbursed over the semesters. I can even see it on my financial aide school report. I think what people fell to realize is that, when you sign up to take online courses, you have to be willing to adjust your schedule called life in order to be successful with achieving goals. Yes, there have been problems with iGuide but it's no different than dealing with any computerized programs. I have called the support line at 1 a.m. in the morning on a couple of occasions and always received the help I needed. My advisor has always been available to go over my academic program with me whenever I had questions. It's a learners responsibility to stay on top of what is going on and to ask questions ahead of time to avoid any mishaps. I am looking forward to graduation day. If I can do it, I know you can."
Alicia Diggs, BSW,MPH
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I attended Capella to receive a masters in Public Health with a focus in Advocacy and Leadership. The program was not only a great fit for me but the staff, professors and advisers we very supportive. When I finally made the decision to further my education I was really nervous and afraid that I would not do very well and I was concerned with juggling full time work, school and other personal responsibilities. After speaking with an adviser, being provided with extensive information on Capella University's programs and receiving feedback from Capella Ambassadors I was encouraged and ready to apply. After getting started and doing better in my courses than I thought, before I knew it I was walking across the stage proudly receiving my degree with my friends and family in the audience cheering me on. I have also gained new friends and connections as a result of being a Capella Learner. After graduation I became a Capella Ambassador and was offered by Capella to return to pursue my doctorate degree, well I refused. I did so because I was tired of school and really thought that I just did not need to go any further. Well, a few months later out of no where I felt a peace about pursuing my doctorate degree so I contacted Capella to inquire. Again, the staff and advisers were great and i enrolled in the doctorate program. I was also able to land a job as a Medical Case Manager working with persons living with HIV. In 2018 I will be walking across the stage yet again but this time as Dr.! I am so grateful for the support I have received from Capella over these years. If you are looking for a great university with diversity, support and multiple degree options I personally feel Capella is a great choice!"