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Overview

Mental health counseling is projected to grow 29 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Capella online Master’s in Mental Health Counseling will help you develop the confidence, professional counseling skills, and critical-thinking skills needed to empower clients to overcome their greatest challenges. This program comprises online coursework that incorporates a credit-bearing residency and a practicum/internship that allow you to apply your knowledge directly through practical application.

Integrated therapeutic and educational course work includes:

  • High-quality learning with an emphasis on how to apply counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice
  • A credit-bearing residency and required direct-client contact and supervision
  • Clinical programs designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility
  • Highly educated faculty, with real-world experience

This program offers a rigorous curriculum of online coursework, residencies, and field experiences designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

The Building Blocks of Your Master's Program

This CACREP-accredited online program offers accessibility and flexibility through a relevant, rigorous curriculum of coursework, residencies, and field experiences designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, residencies, and field experiences all fit together.

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.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Capella, you'll learn to apply mental health counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice. You'll also learn how to think and write critically in the mental health counseling discipline and professional practice. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in mental health counseling include behavioral disorder counselor, counselor, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, therapist or vocational counselor. Potential workplaces and fields include mental health, educational institutions, private sector, health care, criminal justice/corrections or management/administration.