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HAROLD ABEL SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
COUNSELING, PSYCHOLOGY, & SOCIAL WORK

Residency & Fieldwork

Learning Beyond the Course Room

Residency and fieldwork provide opportunities to develop your counseling and psychology skills outside of your online course room. As you progress in your study and course work, these experiences will help you integrate and apply what you have learned. You will be supported throughout these in-depth learning experiences by Capella's knowledgeable and responsive faculty and support staff.

Your Capella course work is designed to deliver the skills that are in-demand in today's job market. Employers appreciate the level of preparedness that Capella graduates achieve through course room and in-person learning experiences.

Residencies, including master's residencies, doctoral colloquia, and year-in-residence experiences, present the opportunity to study with peers under the guidance of Capella faculty. Fieldwork, including practicum and internship, offers a chance to practice and reinforce the knowledge acquired in the course room and during residencies. This systematic approach to learning ensures that you will have a solid grasp of the skills required for success in your program and your career.

TYPES OF RESIDENCIES
RESIDENCYFace to face training, practice opportunities, and online course work for students in select Master's and Certificate programs
COLLOQUIUMIn-person workshops, labs, and discussions for doctoral students in select programs. Some programs include corresponding online course work.
TYPES OF FIELDWORK
PRACTICUMSupervised on-site direct-contact training and practice with accompanying online courses for students in select doctoral, master's, and certificate programs.
INTERNSHIPExtended, on-site practice of direct-contact service and accompanying online courses for students in select doctoral, master's, and certificate programs.

Residency and fieldwork requirements vary by program; visit your specific program page or contact an enrollment counselor 1.866.933.5820 or by email for more information about Capella University and to determine if your program includes residency and/or fieldwork.

Learn More About Residency and Fieldwork

Find out more about residencies, colloquia, fieldwork, and practicum and learn which in-person experiences are required for your program.

Requirements

Gain a better understanding of your program's residency and fieldwork requirements.

Residency

Find out what to expect from your residency and discover how you can ground your course room education with in-person learning.

Fieldwork

Learn more about fieldwork experiences and settings.