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John F Kennedy University

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Date: Mar 31 2013
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
I chose JFK University because I was working a full time day job and I could pursue a graduate degree in counseling psychology and still continue working. It took me 4 years to complete the holistic counseling program and then 6 years to complete my 3000 internship hours within a private practice model.

What I wish I knew before I started was what a long and arduous journey it would be to finally get licensed. And that along the way I would accrue $60,000+ in student loans (even though I was working full time) and then once I was an intern I was only making $9/hour while gaining my hours. And I am one of the fortunate ones! I know others who were in my program who were over $100K in debt!

The school is very expensive and the campus…ugh! It's in Pleasant Hill aka "Pleasant Hell" a place with strip malls and absolutely no character. The school is located inside a corporate building that lacks any soul (the walls are crying out for art!) and their is a roaring river of a freeway right on the other side of the parking lot.

The education I got was good. The professors (with the exception of my Psycho Pharm teacher) were all excellent. I appreciated that this program was very much experiential and it requires of you to do your own personal work. I would advise though for anyone considering a counseling degree to consider going for a PsyD. After all the years I put into my education I am

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