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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2020

An outstanding school. When I was searching for a doctoral program, GCU provided exactly what I was looking for in a format condusive to working adults. However, if you are expecting an easy "diploma mill" school, look somewhere else. Rigor, outstanding professors, beautiful campus, and support is top notch. Library services for research is amazing; advisors, all good quality. An attraction is also the amount support GCH gives to the community. GCU is located inner city Pheonix. A doctor program should push the learner to improve and be the best; not to give out all A's and graduate. Phd should entail a large amount of student responsibility; it is not a Master or Bachelor degree. If you want good QUALITY education; call GCU.

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Degree: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Find a different program. While I'm about finished with my PhD, I've found the entire experience disheartening. Save yourself time and trouble by going somewhere else. You aren't going to finish in the time they tell you. Even if you are on track to be ahead of schedule, as I was, they go up to 5 weeks without allowing you to progress, but still charge you for tuition. I should have been finished the last 8 weeks, but misplaced paperwork cost me an extra $2,000. And that doesn't include all of the trouble it takes to get to your dissertation phase. An example, they have art therapy teachers teaching bio psychology without any actual bio psychology experience. They used the same books I taught my undergrad students out of. They had major assignments missing from the curriculum that no one noticed until the end of the journey. My best advice is just don't do it!

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2019

Excellent professors. A challenging program. The program requires 20 hours per week and its on spot. I have not went through dissertation yet but I'm positive. Good online structure. Very good learning environment. Couple frustrations w different teaching methods but expected in learning environment

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

What a terrible experience, this place is by far the worst fraud currently being perpetrated on the American Students. Faculty are mean and uncaring across the board, and few are trained in the subjects they are actually teaching. Administration only care about keeping you enrolled in classes and paying tuition. At one point I was actually attacked verbally by my student services advisor Daryl Snow, in an email format. During the email he claimed I was an ignorant f!@#.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I applied for this doctorate program. They indicated that I needed 1 stats class. I took 4 stats courses. 2 were titled stats on my transcripts. Met all requirements, the advisor indicated that my stats couldn't be counted. I even took advanced stats. They waived acceptance letter in my face and then wanted me to pay for additional stats courses. Admissions counselor wanted me to locate stats course syllabus from 20 years ago to prove that stats was stats. No way, some scam. I know peers graduating but this program has changed. Of course in addition to 42k I was going to need to buy now remedial stats courses. I told them forget it and stopping here. The application process is inhumane and abusive. Earlier in life I would have been shattered. Stay away! Also, look at higher ups at university web site. Faculty like VP of student services does not list their contacts on web site. Faculty that are open to students at most institutions are not available to students here. Try to call and speak to some of them. Receptionist will say I cannot provide those in executive team their ext. And wont transfer you either. Now looking into other opportunities.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I applied for this doctorate program. They indicated that I needed 1 stats class. I took 4 stats courses. 2 were titled stats on my transcripts. Met all requirements, the advisor indicated that my stats couldn't be counted. I even took advanced stats. They waived acceptance letter in my face and then wanted me to pay for additional stats courses. Admissions counselor wanted me to locate stats course syllabus from 20 years ago to prove that stats was stats. No way, some scam. I know peers graduating but this program has changed. Of course in addition to 42k I was going to need to buy now remedial stats courses. I told them forget it and stopping here. The application process is inhumane and abusive. Earlier in life I would have been shattered. Stay away! Also, look at higher ups at university web site. Faculty like VP of student services does not list their contacts on web site. Faculty that are open to students at most institutions are not available to students here. Try to call and speak to some of them. Receptionist will say I cannot provide those in executive team their ext. And wont transfer you either. Now looking into other opportunities.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended Grand Canyon University, transcripts show that I have completed everything and gotten nearly straight A's, the administration has blocked my graduation despite the fact that I have completed the parameters of the program as outlined by the admissions paper work, again with newly perfect scores. Of course in hind sight I have found that NONE of the programs offered by the graduate school are respected or accepted in my state. I learned a great deal, despite the education they didn't deliver as offered, and am left with tons of debt.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

In one of the dissertation course the professor, who was my assigned chair didn't respond to my assignments. After many attempts to contact him, he emailed me that I was not one of his students. He was confused on how to find his students from GCU. So all the students in his course were not getting any support. I asked for the course to be reset as the school did not provide any service. I paid for the reset and they failed me out of the program after passing all the coursework and complaining about their lack of support for the dissertation portion of the program.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2017

Ok so I'm looking at the reviews and I notice that there are so call students trying to pretend as though never had a bad experience at GCU well, I know after I give my review one of these so call students will try to rebuttal me. However I want you to use your common sense any student that is doing great will not look to respond to every complaint these rebuttals are bogus!! Now, GCU is the biggest SCAM I have seen in a long time. They make you feel all warm and fuzzy in the beginning, they will even treat you decent in the middle of your program BUT when you get to the end forget it its almost as though every department becomes difficult and unbearable people become so rude that you feel like you going to loose your Christianity. I almost believe they purposely do this to move you out the way so other students can come through the door. Instructions in the online program can be really vague and not helpful. Online is a tough way to learn so a student need all the resources given to them for them to succeed GCU has the set up to make you believe they have the resources but when you try to utilize them forget it. Did you know if you don't pass a class three times they kick you out the school? Look as an online learning sometimes you are scrambling to get the information you need and life can interfere, my point is, they don't tell you that all your money goes down the drain and you can not finish your program. There are few good professors a few good academic advisors but as a whole the school is garbage. I'm in this phd program and I am torn because its been a major challenge trying to get what I need to see me through and when I complained about it, my professor told me"most people don't make it through the program anyway" I guess I will stop here don't trust these good reviews go with your gut also look for themes in people complaints because once you are a student it's hard to get out!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently over a year enrolled at GCU and so far I have enjoyed being there very much. The teachers are helpful, the work is intense as far as research goes and you literally have to do a paper for every single class so if you don't like writing, reading, and doing research, then this is not the school for you. This is for me however because I do love to write and I don't mind doing research. I really enjoyed being here and I'm hoping it continues to go this well.

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