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Mental health counseling is a field that can bring immense personal satisfaction as well as excellent career opportunities. Capella University's online Master's in Mental Health Counseling program develops your ability to treat emotional disorders and promote optimum mental health.

This CACREP-accredited 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 master’s program includes the following integrated components: online coursework, residencies, and field experiences. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree 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.

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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.