Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies Campus Life Reviews

On-Campus Housing
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Off-Campus Housing
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Campus Food
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Campus Facilities
Excellent

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Class Size
Excellent

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Activities
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Local Services
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Academics
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Overall Review for Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies

Excellent

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We Asked Students, What's your overall opinion of this school?

Anonymous

So back in October 2020, Doane’s president recommended this counseling program close. There are so many issues Doane has from deep within their counseling curriculum and hired staff that it could be compared to a rotting apple that looks okay, until you actually bite into it. This program is all talk; shallow education; grad students really have no idea just how poorly this school is doing compared to other counseling grad schools who actually prepare their students to be clinicians. Additionally, someone should explain to their counseling graduates (before they graduate) that they are not receiving degrees in psychology, nor are they “independent” with respect to their counseling licenses, until they have documented 1,500 hours with clients who experience severe/persistent mental illness. Grads advertise their earned Doane MA’s all sorts of ways online, to make their degrees sound better than they actually are. This school is not CACREP accredited, so if a person wished to continue on with their studies after graduation, no decent school can actually accept them. This is a program that does not adequately prepare its students to treat clients, independent of their internship site experiences. Faculty have no interest in the opinions or experiences of their students, unless they are in complete agreement with hired staff. Any student questions regarding why courses entirely miss critically needed topics and skills result in an eventual targeting of the students who wish for the program to be better; to actually embody what it advertises. Most students in the Doane counseling program cannot get through in any less than 4 years, due to the way they set up their internship. You must complete 1,000 clinical hours, to other grad school’s 700. I transferred (well more than halfway through) to a CACREP counseling program in the same state and—even with much more rigorous academics—completed my degree in 2 years and a term, with a 4.0 (and my sanity).

Roxanna

Seems like a decent college and has nice campus. I am taking an online course thru the Learning Academy. And have the special education for students with disabilities that is easy to access, along with any other councilors that might need help from.

Cortni Hansen

I attend the Lincoln campus, and so far I love it. I did give low stars on housing & campus food, because there isn't any that I know of. The only issue I have had is with their financial aid assistant Mary. She is very slow at getting back to me, and doesn't do face to face meetings. College is a great expense it would be wonderful to have a nice financial aid assistant to help me, and other students.