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Capella's degree programs are closely aligned to professional standards to ensure you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can immediately use today.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career.CULES, 2010

We Are Professionally-Aligned

We offer a variety of psychology programs, so you can focus your study in the area that fuels your passion for helping others. Our programs are streamlined to help save time and money, and aligned with professional standards to ensure strong outcomes. You can pursue an area of interest and add a concentration to your master's program or gain additional skills and make more of your investment with a dual specialization.


Choose a program that fits your passion, your area of interest, and the pathway to meet your professional goals. 

MS in Clinical Psychology & PhD in Psychology, Developmental Psychology

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

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Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®: Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis, Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Application, Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism, Ethics for Applied Behavior Analysis, Issues in Assessment, Intervention Support, and Related Systems. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.   

Master of Science Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Nearly all of Capella's faculty from the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have a doctoral degree and many work as licensed practitioners, school psychologists, and psychologists. Our instructors have expertise in child and adolescent development, and family and geriatric issues. They are also proficient in designing programs to meet state and national accreditation standards, and have experience consulting with privately held businesses with a focus on succession planning, organizational development, executive development, and coaching.

Dr. Mei Jiang consistently provided high quality teaching and went over and beyond her prescribed duties to make sure all material presented in the course was understood and complied with. She is an outstanding faculty member who pushes her students to reach their fullest capacity to achieve success.

Bernard Delaosa PhD in Psychology

Ways to Save

  1. 1

    10% Military Discount

    Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs

  2. 2

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — - even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

Capella master's graduates reported that their salaries rose 72% from the start of their program to 5 years after graduating.
AOS, 2013 (ELT KPI report, pg 9)

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At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.