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Capella University Reviews of Doctoral in Public Administration

6 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $14,148

100% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Public Administration

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Public Administration

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Doctoral Student

Reviewed: 9/7/2020

Degree: Public Administration

The Doctor of Public Administration program has decent core classes, but the dissertation is a "bait and switch" scam designed to keep students on the tuition hook for years. Months will pass to receive mentor feedback and the approval of simple forms takes entire terms. The institution gets your money by forcing you to fill out forms and taking an entire term to reply, usually with a generic response, making the dissertation process take years when it should be relatively straight forward. I do... Read More

Jerome Barnes

Reviewed: 9/19/2018

Degree: Public Administration

Capella teachers brings out the best in you. After each term, a light switch turns on, bring out the best in you. In every term there is always something new that you have not learn and again bring out the best in you. Why I mention the best in you, the way your learn, write seems to get better with each term, teacher that you have. With different style of teaching, you always bring the style you had learn from the last term to the present term. Achievement is accomplished by bring out the best in... Read More


Reviewed: 3/2/2017

Degree: Public Administration

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... Read More


Reviewed: 8/17/2016

Degree: Public Administration

I have learned a great deal at this school. I have faced many challenges and the professor at Capella push you to overcome those challenges. I have no problems with this school. You have to work hard to earn that degree. I enjoy my days at Capella.


Reviewed: 2/12/2015

Degree: Public Administration

I am currently a student with Capella University, pursuing the Doctorate of Public Administration. I am not new to Capella University since I obtained my Masters in Criminal Justice with the University as well. However, the longer I remain with the University the worst the Financial Aid department becomes. I have compared the tuition rates with other online universities, and Capella is far more expensive than some of the ones I have compared them with. However, I am too far to turn around. My perspective... Read More


Reviewed: 12/11/2014

Degree: Public Administration

I have 2 BS degrees, a MS, and an MBA. I wanted to advance my education and a doctorate degree was the next option. I debated several online schools until I settled on Capella. The instructors hold doctorates from some very prestigious schools. The program was not easy and was very challenging. If you are lazy dont do this program. There is alot of work and even getting to the dissertation phase is insane. I will appreciate my doctorate when I get it because I know how challenging the process was.... Read More


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