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Total program credits needed for graduation: 55

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5970, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

20 course quarter credits.

PSY5002 OR PSY5005
Orientation to Graduate Learning in Psychology++ (5 quarter credits)
PSY7610
Tests and Measurements (5 quarter credits)
PSY7620
Inferential Statistics* (5 quarter credits)
PSY7650
Research Methods* (5 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

30 course quarter credits.

PSY7210
Lifespan Development (5 quarter credits)
PSY7543
Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology* (5 quarter credits)
PSY8711
Principles of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (5 quarter credits)
PSY8720
Psychology of Leadership (5 quarter credits)
PSY8730
Consultation Psychology (5 quarter credits)
PSY8740
Psychology Practices in Personnel and Human Resource Management (5 quarter credits)

Integrative Project

Taken during learner's final quarter.

PSY5201
Integrative Project for Master's Degree in Psychology* (5 quarter credits)

+Learners who may need additional support developing graduate-level academic and professional writing skills are placed in PSY5005.

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.

There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per quarter — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 15 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

Learn more about our online learning experience with a free one-week mini course.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5970, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.