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HAROLD ABEL SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

MS Master of Science in Psychology General Psychology specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general psychology degree are often pursuing research or upper-level positions in research, assessment, and analysis with higher education, credentialing, or accrediting agencies.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Community counseling center
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Hospital
  • Human resources department
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Law enforcement
  • Market research firm
  • Mental health clinic
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P—12 public/private school
  • Residential care facility
  • Social service agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Child protective services specialist
  • Clinical specialist
  • Employee assistance program specialist
  • Employment specialist
  • Instructor
  • Intake counselor
  • Mental health worker
  • Program coordinator
  • Social services worker
  • Supervised visitation coordinator
  • Victim's advocate

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Master's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Social and Behavioral Sciences masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Capella's Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences master's graduates report satisfaction with responsibilities and career growth potential. About 40% of graduates are employed in government/public sector or mental health industries. An additional third are employed in higher education, healthcare, non-profit, or social/community service settings.

Satisfaction with Capella Social &Behavorial Sciences Master's Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Approximately half the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences master's graduates report advancing in their careers or receiving salary increases. They also say assumed a leadership role or changed careers.

Improvement in Skills &Abilities Social &Behavorial Sciences Master's Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.