Purdue University Global Reviews - Master's in Psychology

2.32 out of 5 stars
(3 Reviews)
0% of 3 students said this degree improved their career prospects
33% of 3 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 10/22/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am a single mother in her forties. My recent undergraduate degree came from a big ten University where I landed on the Dean's list multiple semesters even when I was in override credit semesters ranging from 16 to 24. I was accepted to the top 4th in the nation ranked doctoral program just over two years ago. I was in an accident that was not my fault which forced me to leave school. as an aside I do not drink, smoke, or use drugs. I had to give up my spot in my graduate program in order to heal. I am not able to attend the grad school I was accepted to at the time due to finances. I've explored other programs but financially regardless of going for juris doctor or medical doctor, or others, I cannot afford it. I worked for almost the last year and I tired of my job in science--extremely overworked and underpaid. I found an advertisement for Purdue Global Online. I was shocked I did not have to provide GRE scores, my previous MCAT score, or any references. I thought this perhaps was one of a brick-and-mortar school that is for profit that do exist and I was about to pay for whatever education it was with the Purdue name on it. I have not been in my program that long but these things I do know: The majority of my online classmates do not understand basic English, and even without the language barrier they do not understand basic instruction. I am not being bigoted or racist in my statement, I am only providing fact. The first couple of classes that I have been in resembled a watered-down, half-hearted approximation, of what my very first undergraduate Communication A class was. It's true--I was in the top of my classes in undergrad school and beat out my classmates half my age doing double the work they did while I worked and they lived off their parents' dime. However, I am shocked at the low-level work I am expected to do. I was told that I would probably need to invest 10 to 15 hours a week per 5 credit class. I'm lucky if I spend three hours total of my time and I am getting a 99%. I thought for a brief flash in time, that I must be so smart. Well I am a very hard-working student, who has taken doctoral-level classes previously, there is just no way I should be putting in a couple hours a week of work to obtain the grades I am receiving unless, A-- this is a scam, or B--I'm a super genius, or C-- both. I remember the words of the salesman-esque very eloquently spoken admissions advisor who helped me with my initial acceptance into Purdue Global. He stated that every professor has a Ph.D. I decided to investigate this tonight after I found this page and I thought I needed some solid evidence. Not every professor has a Ph.D. But then I dug deeper. So far my professors that I have done a little background work on and other professors have degrees that are not applicable for any clinical applications whatsoever which they obtained at an online school that isn't even known to me. I understand that I am talking down about a professor having a degree from an online school while I am enrolled in an online school. But here's the thing, big ten universities like the one I attended offer online classes, but they didn't purchase Kaplan with their name stamped on it. I feel as though I have purchased one of those cheap waxy Palmer's candy bars that sells around Easter time or the holidays, which is wrapped in a Dean & DeLuca wrapper, sold at just a little bit of a discount. I did a little more research because I was curious about becoming a lawyer, and I debated jumping into the program here at my local big ten University, and thought that just cost far too much money for me, so I looked at the cost of Purdue Global. Here's the thing, Purdue Global purchased Concord University for $1. And they wrapped it in their name. And it's not aba-accredited. And it only has a passing rate on the bar exam of 16%, which can only happen in California. Right now I am scrambling--I am applying at other universities while continuing at Purdue, in order to keep my Federal loans coming in ( sad I know), with the hopes that I will be accepted back into an actual school for grad school next fall. I'm highly disappointed and I feel swindled."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Kim - 3/30/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"PG started out ok. Then found out that my state did not recognize the association that PG was with. Tried to withdraw but was told to finish the term due to financial aid so I did. Well I finished the term and got a final grade the day before the next term was suppose to start. Found out that they withdrew me after finishing the term but I still could not get my financial aid that I was awarded. So now I am $2000 in debt to a school that lied to me. I talked to one man about my financial aid and said everything was on track and then I called and spoke with a different man and he said that I withdrew which I did not. Very disappointing but on a good note the professor I had was really caring and emailed me when she had concerns. The seminars were nice and that they gave you another option if you could attend that seminar. Would not recommend this so called university."
Kaddie Osborn - 5/2/2019

Hi Kim, we're very concerned to hear about your experience. We'd like to look into this further for you. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #20190502454. Thank you.

4.8 out of 5 stars
Haley - 12/2/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am really surprised to see all these negative comments. Most of these comments seem to be focused on finances, but from what I am reading it seems more like the inability to understand how things work rather than the fault of Purdue Global. So far, my advisor has been extremely helpful. I have spoken with the same few people every single time and they are all aware of my grades, what classes I am taking, and my financial status. I figured I would be having issues with VA funding, but that hasn't been a problem either. Purdue has taken care of it every time. Most of the negative reviews seem to have come from people who have never attended a brick-and-mortar university. Purdue does not seem to operate any differently and it is so much cheaper. If you're horrified about the cost of Purdue, just try going to a brick-and-mortar school. The professors here are very nice and understanding. I had to go to the emergency room one night and emailed my professor (from my phone) about a paper that was due at midnight (which was saved on my computer at home) with proof that I was in the hospital. She allowed me to turn it in after the deadline with only a minor deduction for being late. I have had much less sympathetic professors at a brick-and-mortar university. Even with the deduction to a major paper, I still have a 4.0. My advice is to do a lot of reading about financial aid, ask a lot of questions, and make sure you fully understand everything before making decisions. That will probably mitigate a large percentage of the problems you are reading about in these reviews."
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

Hi Haley, we are very happy to hear that you had a positive experience with us. We are always here to assist you in any way we can, and wish you continued success in your future endeavors!