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Hello everyone,

Quick note: I am not stating the universities name on purpose.

I am not happy with my current graduate program. I am attending ***** University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I am not going to bash the program or school by any means. I definitely think that ***** is superior to some other "working adult" schools. However, the faculty are quite disappointing (have had one MFT for the last three terms, among other complaints), the coursework is easy (4.0 so far), I am not being challenged or motivated enough, am not retaining enough information, and the blended format STILL has many bugs & glitches. I have completed four, three unit sessions and am in the middle of two other classes (12 units at the completion of this term). I feel like the program is simply not working out for me. I cannot see myself being prepared for MFT internship or exams.

Therefore, I was thinking of transferring to another school. My education is a free ride via an outside "family scholarship", which I am very grateful for. So, paying for classes is not an issue. I am looking at Loma Linda University's and Alliant International University's MFT programs. Alliant has a great percentage of first time CA MFT exam passers and both are accredited by COAMFTE. However, I have read a number of reviews online simply bashing Alliant. Should I listen to these reviews? Loma Linda University also have a number of disgruntled students really irritated at the religious course content. I don't mind a little religion, but I don't subscribe to Adventist beliefs and don't want to pay to be preached to.

I live about 57-58 minutes from each program. However, I am not currently employed. Therefore, I will likely start full-time and switch to part-time if I am hired somewhere.

I am pretty much asking everyone's opinion on 1) whether I should indeed transfer and 2) where I should transfer to.

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Hello everyone,

Quick note: I am not stating the universities name on purpose.

I am not happy with my current graduate program. I am attending ***** University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I am not going to bash the program or school by any means. I definitely think that ***** is superior to some other "working adult" schools. However, the faculty are quite disappointing (have had one MFT for the last three terms, among other complaints), the coursework is easy (4.0 so far), I am not being challenged or motivated enough, am not retaining enough information, and the blended format STILL has many bugs & glitches. I have completed four, three unit sessions and am in the middle of two other classes (12 units at the completion of this term). I feel like the program is simply not working out for me. I cannot see myself being prepared for MFT internship or exams.

Therefore, I was thinking of transferring to another school. My education is a free ride via an outside "family scholarship", which I am very grateful for. So, paying for classes is not an issue. I am looking at Loma Linda University's and Alliant International University's MFT programs. Alliant has a great percentage of first time CA MFT exam passers and both are accredited by COAMFTE. However, I have read a number of reviews online simply bashing Alliant. Should I listen to these reviews? Loma Linda University also have a number of disgruntled students really irritated at the religious course content. I don't mind a little religion, but I don't subscribe to Adventist beliefs and don't want to pay to be preached to.

I live about 57-58 minutes from each program. However, I am not currently employed. Therefore, I will likely start full-time and switch to part-time if I am hired somewhere.

I am pretty much asking everyone's opinion on 1) whether I should indeed transfer and 2) where I should transfer to.

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Hello everyone,

Quick note: I am not stating the universities name on purpose.

I am not happy with my current graduate program. I am attending ***** University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I am not going to bash the program or school by any means. I definitely think that ***** is superior to some other "working adult" schools. However, the faculty are quite disappointing (have had one MFT for the last three terms, among other complaints), the coursework is easy (4.0 so far), I am not being challenged or motivated enough, am not retaining enough information, and the blended format STILL has many bugs & glitches. I have completed four, three unit sessions and am in the middle of two other classes (12 units at the completion of this term). I feel like the program is simply not working out for me. I cannot see myself being prepared for MFT internship or exams.

Therefore, I was thinking of transferring to another school. My education is a free ride via an outside "family scholarship", which I am very grateful for. So, paying for classes is not an issue. I am looking at Loma Linda University's and Alliant International University's MFT programs. Alliant has a great percentage of first time CA MFT exam passers and both are accredited by COAMFTE. However, I have read a number of reviews online simply bashing Alliant. Should I listen to these reviews? Loma Linda University also have a number of disgruntled students really irritated at the religious course content. I don't mind a little religion, but I don't subscribe to Adventist beliefs and don't want to pay to be preached to.

I live about 57-58 minutes from each program. However, I am not currently employed. Therefore, I will likely start full-time and switch to part-time if I am hired somewhere.

I am pretty much asking everyone's opinion on 1) whether I should indeed transfer and 2) where I should transfer to.

Hello,

I am not sure what you should do but it seems like if you are not happy with the program after a year you should probably transfer. Especially if the money is no option. I was wondering if you knew anything about Azusa Pacific University's MFT program because I am in the process of applying right now for Fall. If you have any info I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank YoU!

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Hello everyone,

Quick note: I am not stating the universities name on purpose.

I am not happy with my current graduate program. I am attending ***** University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I am not going to bash the program or school by any means. I definitely think that ***** is superior to some other "working adult" schools. However, the faculty are quite disappointing (have had one MFT for the last three terms, among other complaints), the coursework is easy (4.0 so far), I am not being challenged or motivated enough, am not retaining enough information, and the blended format STILL has many bugs & glitches. I have completed four, three unit sessions and am in the middle of two other classes (12 units at the completion of this term). I feel like the program is simply not working out for me. I cannot see myself being prepared for MFT internship or exams.

Therefore, I was thinking of transferring to another school. My education is a free ride via an outside "family scholarship", which I am very grateful for. So, paying for classes is not an issue. I am looking at Loma Linda University's and Alliant International University's MFT programs. Alliant has a great percentage of first time CA MFT exam passers and both are accredited by COAMFTE. However, I have read a number of reviews online simply bashing Alliant. Should I listen to these reviews? Loma Linda University also have a number of disgruntled students really irritated at the religious course content. I don't mind a little religion, but I don't subscribe to Adventist beliefs and don't want to pay to be preached to.

I live about 57-58 minutes from each program. However, I am not currently employed. Therefore, I will likely start full-time and switch to part-time if I am hired somewhere.

I am pretty much asking everyone's opinion on 1) whether I should indeed transfer and 2) where I should transfer to.

How much longer do you have? If you really hate your program and still have a decent amount of time to finish, then yes I would consider transfering.

Where is a much harder question. Since money is no object for you, that makes things much easier.

Was your current program very expensive? Normally, online or working adult programs that are very expensive, have large class sizes, and poor quality, are not good schools to attend. I would try to attend a university based program, not a professional program.

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On 5/19/2011 at 8:25 AM, edcounseling said:

 

 

 

 

Hello,

 

I am not sure what you should do but it seems like if you are not happy with the program after a year you should probably transfer. Especially if the money is no option. I was wondering if you knew anything about Azusa Pacific University's MFT program because I am in the process of applying right now for Fall. If you have any info I would greatly appreciate it.

 

Thank YoU!

APU does have a very good MFT program with smaller cohorts and small student to prof ratio. There is a significant amount of faith integration, as it is a Christian based school. If you can afford the cost and would prefer going to a Christian school this would be an excellent choice. 

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