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Capella University Reviews of Doctoral in Human Services

7 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $14,148

71% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Human Services

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Human Services

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Donna W

Reviewed: 10/23/2017

Degree: Human Services

I have Masters degree from Capella and had a great experience. That's why I decided to stay with them for my PhD. I completed all the coursework, the comps, and was done writing chapter 4 of my dissertation when my mentor told me I could not use aggregate data for my study. Keep in mind that I had IRB approval, passed comps, and had approval for chapters 1-3 already. I was told I would need to back up to Milestone 3 to rework my study and would need to get IRB approval again. The problem is, there... Read More

Ann-Marie C. Buchanan

Reviewed: 6/6/2017

Degree: Human Services

After I read the catalog and not being sure of whether or not Capella needed the GRE for acceptance; I ended up calling them. After that one phone call, I was ready to start my first class within a couple of weeks. Capella's customer service is excellent. Call them! But be ready, because they will answer your questions very thoroughly and you won't have any more excuses to not attend Capella University for whichever of their wonderful career paths has captured your interest.

Dr. Nicole Gilbert

Reviewed: 4/23/2017

Degree: Human Services

The doctoral program at Capella was excellent. I worked harder at Capella than I did at Columbia University where I received my MSW. The professors were from great schools all over the world and they expected nothing less than doctoral work. I was challenged daily.


Reviewed: 5/13/2016

Degree: Human Services

I was very pleased with my experience at Capella. Having completed my bachelor's and two master's at respected brick-and-mortar schools, I knew the difference between a rigorous program and a sub-par program. Capella's was high-quality. I will say, however, that students must be self-disciplined and able to motivate themselves to learn well. Capella professors do not spoon feed students. As well, they expect you know how to write at the doctoral level when you start the program. They do not tutor... Read More


Reviewed: 7/14/2015

Degree: Human Services

Go somewhere else. You will not get anything more from Capella than you will get anywhere else, but you will get it 100 times cheaper. Capella is no different than other schools anymore in that they set their tuition based on knowing what the government will give you in loans. There was a time when I was younger tuition was reasonable and the loans helped you live while you studied hard. Now, schools pay their teachers crap, but their administrator executives million dollar salaries with golden umbrella... Read More

Challenged Professor

Reviewed: 6/13/2015

Degree: Human Services

I earned a Ph.D in Human Services in 2010. Did I know that studying at a for profit institution would be a gamble? Yes, I did. Still, as a professor at a community college already working on a tenure track back in 2003, I can assure you that I weighed the pros and cons of enrolling very carefully. Ultimately, Capella is/was fully accredited and it allowed me the flexibility to work full-time, raise a family, and reach my highest educational goal. As a professor myself, at no time did I ever feel... Read More


Reviewed: 5/14/2015

Degree: Human Services

I am a satisfied Capella University alumnus after obtaining a Masters in 2011 and a PhD in 2014. As with any school there are positives and negatives with Capella (in my opinion the positives far outweigh any negatives). Depending on the region of the country you live in, Capella “may” be more expensive; however, it is not true everywhere. I live in the Northeast where the cost of attending local colleges was about the same (if not more) than what Capella charges. This is particularly true for graduate... Read More


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