MS - Clinical Psychology
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MS - Clinical Psychology

Explore the foundational theories and practices of clinical psychology in assessing and treating dysfunctional behavior, including clinical interviewing and interventions, testing and assessment, research methods, psychopathology, and diagnosis. This online Master's program in Clinical Psychology includes a rigorous combination of online course work, residency, and field training experiences, and provides the skills to help you develop and achieve your goals whether you're pursuing a new career or looking to advance in your current role. This specialization may also be a good first step for those who wish to pursue a PsyD or PhD, which is generally required for licensure as a counseling psychologist.

With your Master's in Clinical Psychology from Capella, you'll learn, understand and apply the scientific foundations of psychology, cultural competence, and ethical and best practice principles to services and programs according to national standards. You'll also learn how to effectively communicate about psychological treatment, and conduct clinical interviews and interventions.

Common jobs with an online program in clinical psychology include behavior specialist, counselor, master's level psychologist, psychotherapist, researcher or therapist. Potential workplaces include community counseling center, correctional facility, hospital — inpatient or outpatient, mental health clinic or private practice.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),
RequirementsMaster's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
On Campus RequirementAs part of this program you will attend residential colloquia in addition to your online courses. At specific milestones in your program, you will attend three colloquia, each six days in length. See residential colloquia details.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.