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MS - Counseling Psychology

This online Master's program in Counseling Psychology offers a rigorous foundation of courses in counseling psychology, a generally interventional approach to psychology that focuses on assessing and building on clients' strengths. You'll delve into such topics as counseling theory, individual and group counseling interventions, testing and assessment, research methods, and counseling diagnosis, learning 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 Counseling Psychology from Capella, you'll learn how to counsel clients using scientifically-based psychological theories, and apply counseling psychology theory and research in interventions and decision making. You'll also learn to assess clients' strengths and weaknesses through psychological testing and effectively communicate psychological concepts.

Common jobs with an online program in counseling 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.

This specialization is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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 and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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
LanguageEnglish
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.