Argosy University (Psych BA)

<p>I'm considering finishing my BA at Argosy in Psych (I have my AAS in Nursing, but am changing careers and want to eventually get my MSW).</p>

<p>I have heard/read mixed reviews on Argosy (I'd be going to the Schaumburg or Chicago campuses... orginally known as the Chicago School for Professional Psychology).</p>

<p>Some say the reputation is horrible, that they are a Diploma mill, are only in the mindset of being a business and not a educational facility, and they rip off students. People have had issues with financial aid, admission, and credits. Also, some have reported that they have a hard time getting a job b/c employers look down upon this school (they'd rather take someone who went to a traditional school). There have even been lawsuits against the schools (not at the IL campuses, but at the other campuses in different states). They are also for-profit and a professional school.</p>

<p>However, their program is APA accredited and regionally accredited. The professors are all PhDs and work in the field. It is convenient (one night a week + online work... so it's a blended format) and the curriculum looks sound and interesting.</p>

<p>I'm very weary of this program for many reasons. But, it would fit with my lifestyle since I could work. </p>

<p>Any input?</p>

<p>Thanks SO much!</p>

<p>I've heard the same things that you have. Take a look at Argosy's match rates (the rate in which how many students that graduate find jobs) , which is the most important factor in determining a school for any profession. </p>

<p>I believe that Argosy Chicago has a 70%-ish match rate, which is OK, but I've heard some pretty nasty things about Argosy regardless. Psychologists look down on Argosy because of its ridiculously high acceptance rates (most psychology programs (the good ones, at any rate) are very difficult to get into), and its enormous price tag (whereas funded PhD programs can pay for 60-100% of all your expenses). </p>

<p>Also, be EXTREMELY wary of online work. General rule of thumb is that any online course regarding psychology (or any profession, really) is useless and more detrimental than good.</p>

<p>I suppose that it's also worth stating that you only get out of the program what you put into it, something to consider! Also, Do NOT limit yourself geographically. Apply to as many schools as you can and decide from there.</p>