Make A Difference In People’s Lives

Find the helping profession that best fits your goals and discover your options for earning a degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or human services.

Download your FREE Helping Professions Guide

Not sure which program is right for you? Fill out this form and download a guide to helping professions that can show which field may help you reach your goals. An enrollment counselor will also connect with you to help answer any questions you may have.

Our guide can help you:

  • Understand the differences between counseling, psychology, social work, and human services

  • Find the degree program that fits your interest in one of the helping professions

  • Explore potential career paths you can follow with a degree in one of these programs

Or talk to us now

We’ll connect you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study. Call 1.877.884.0733


Smart Financing

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The Capella Experience


The CES program at Capella was perfect for me! As a working mom, I needed a program that was flexible. Capella allowed me to complete my PhD in a high-quality program with supportive faculty in a way that fit with my hectic life.

Karen DeckerPhD in Counselor Education and Supervision



Opening a transitional housing program for single women and their children is my goal after I obtain my Master’s degree in Social Work. Pursuing this degree will afford me the opportunity to advocate for my clients and provide the counseling services that they need.

Sheila FrazierMSW



I woke up one day and said ‘I like making differences in people's lives,’ so I applied to the Human Services Master’s program. Although I was worried about my GPA, Capella gave me a chance to prove myself.

Daynette DeleotchMS in Human Services



Available Programs

+ Counseling

Reach for your potential as a counselor to lead positive change in individuals and communities.

  • Master of Science in Addiction Studies
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in School Counseling
  • PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
  • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

+ Human Services

Develop the skills and knowledge to affect social change and improve others’ lives with a human services degree.

  • Master of Science in Human Services, Leadership and Organizational Management
  • Master of Science in Human Services, Program Evaluation and Data Analytics
  • Master of Science in Human Services, Social and Community Services
  • PhD in Human Services, Multidisciplinary Human Services
  • PhD in Human Services, Social and Community Services
  • Doctor of Human Services, Advanced Program Evaluation and Data Analytics
  • Doctor of Human Services, Leadership and Organizational Management

+ Psychology

Build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills associated with human behavior and motivations.

  • BS Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • BS Psychology, General Psychology
  • BS Psychology Pre-Counseling
  • Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology, School Psychology
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Applied Research
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Counseling
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Science in Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development
  • Master of Science in Psychology, Educational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology, Sport Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology, Behavior Analysis
  • PhD in Psychology, Developmental Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology, Educational Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology, General Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

+ Social Work

Gain advanced leadership skills and prepare to step into a general or clinical practice (in most states) in a management or supervisory role offering social work services.

  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work, Advanced Standing 
  • Doctor of Social Work

Accredited. Recognized.

Capella University Master of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation. For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact CSWE's Accreditation staff.

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