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Capella University's online Master's in Counseling Psychology program prepares you to help your clients build on their personal strengths and experience positive outcomes in their lives. You will delve into such topics as counseling theory, individual and group counseling interventions, testing and assessment, research methods, and counseling diagnosis.

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 Degree

Your Master’s in Counseling Psychology program includes the following integrated components: online coursework, residency, and optional 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 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. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

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.