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5 out of 5
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Capella's doctoral program gives working adults a chance to achieve their academic dreams. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's at traditional brick-and-mortar universities. I really had wanted to pursue my doctorate, however after entering the workforce and needing to pay bills, living on a graduate student's stipend is not realistic or always possible. I was able to begin my doctorate with Capella online part-time, and it has definitely been worth it. It is not easy. You are held accountable and expected to meet high standards like any other doctoral program. The professors are all very accomplished in their fields. It is a lot of work, you need to be able to manage time on your own, and work on it every day. It seems that those who fail at their studies are not self-starters, and expect their hands to be held. I am beginning my dissertation soon and feel confident in Capella' guidance and how this will boost my personal and professional success. Yes, the cost is expensive, as it is a private university, but the Financial Aid team is very helpful, and I feel like you get your money's worth. Library services are flawless, and professors genuinely are invested in your success.Every time I had to contact any representative from the university, whether it be the advising team, financial aid officers, etc, they are all quick to respond and provide helpful information. Even their community group on Facebook provides a great way for students to connect with each other. If it wasn't for Capella, I wouldn't have been able to reach my dream of getting a doctoral degree!

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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!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

When deciding to pursue a degree, it is a serious commitment that must be given adequate time and attention. Capella offers the opportunity for students to use a guided process that lists all components of the education. They provide a layout of all courses required for graduation and even a manual for the dissertation. In addition to the manual, each student is provided with a mentor to help along the way. Some mentors are good and some are not so good. If you are assigned someone that isn't working in your best interest, it is best to request a different mentor. Be serious, use the resources, and you can graduate on time. I have taken my MBA and now DBA at Capella. I plan to complete the DBA in the Fall of 2017. Good luck to all of the future graduates!

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2006

Great program that does not take years to complete. Supportive professors and wonderful opportunity to interact with peers all over the globe from varying education and career avenues. I learned more than I ever did sitting in a traditional classroom

3 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I am proud of my accomplishment of completing a Doctorate degree. It has been a year since completion and I still do not have a job. I reached out to career services but they do not assist with actual job placement which would be an enhancement of the Capella experience.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Graduation Year: 2011

It was a challenging program. I particularly appreciated the diversity in the courseroom as it gave me the opportunity to learn from so many others with experiences and contexts that differed from my own. The university also was very supportive with scheduling as well as providing assistance when I needed it. The colloquiums were a great opportunity to connect in person with people I still stay in contact with.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Financial aid was quick to respond back to my questions and helped me make sure I was accepting the correct amount each semester. The professor's that I had were all there to help you succeed. The program was designed well and taught me many things that I will carry into my new career as a practice manager. Capella is a great school, but requires hard work in the students part.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

I started my degree at a community college while trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I knew where I wanted to be but I wasn't sure how to get there. After exploring options, I contacted Capella. The advising team there was very helpful, I told them the things I wanted to accomplish and what I wanted out of my career and they were able to help me choose the degree that I needed to get there. Now I am in the process of completing my graduate degree and will soon be licensed. I have been given great opportunities because of my degree from Capella and I look forward to the doors that are currently being opened via this affiliation!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
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.

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