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Capella University's online Master's in Clinical Psychology program builds your proficiency in assessing and treating dysfunctional behavior.

This program includes a rigorous combination of online coursework, residency, and field-training experiences, and may also be a good first step for those who wish to pursue a PsyD or PhD, either of which is generally required for licensure as a counseling psychologist.

The Building Blocks of Your Master’s Program

Your Master’s in Clinical Psychology program includes 3 integrated components: online coursework, residency, and field-training experiences. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a master’s degree.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

If you are seeking information on professional licensure, view our licensure information.

Degree Outcomes

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. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

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.