Earn Your Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s

You can make a difference as a clinical mental health counselor—and empower others to overcome their challenges. Learn how to apply counseling theories and practices to contemporary clinical practice with an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Learning with Capella means:

• You set your weekly schedule, access your course wherever, whenever you want

• Engaging with a rigorous, professionally aligned graduate program

• 24/7 access to university library and tech support


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• Course Details

• Admissions Requirements

• Tuition + Financial Aid


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Professionally Aligned, Accredited

CACREP accreditation is the recognized professional benchmark in clinical mental health counseling education, aligning to most states’ licensure requirements and noticed by many potential employers.*

*Capella University's PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 31, 2020.

Ways to Save on Your Degree

Smart Financing

Save on select master's degrees with a $3K Capella Progress Reward—a scholarship to help fund your tuition.*

Transfer Credits

Applying coursework from other institutions can reduce the time or the number of credits you’ll need to complete your degree.

Financial Support

Capella financial aid advisors can help you explore your options and guide you through the application process.

*Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

I’ve finished my degree—and traveled the world doing it! Capella gave me an opportunity that most military spouses don’t get: achieving my dreams while he achieves his. This has been an unforgettable, life-changing experience.

Ryanne Potocki**MS in Mental Health Counseling

**Actual Capella learner who agreed to appear in Capella promotional materials.

How Will a Capella Degree Help You?

Prepare to pursue licensure

Our competency-based curriculum is designed around counseling education standards and is designed to help prepare you to pursue state licensure eligibility.

Professionally aligned

Our curriculum is designed to incorporate the values, principles, and ethical standards of national counseling associations and honor societies.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Our faculty is made up of counseling professionals who are active in the field and bring real-world experience to the course room.

Flexible, engaging online environment

Access our engaging, online learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device, and set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.

Online Counseling Degree Programs

Develop the professional counseling and critical-thinking skills you need to help clients overcome their greatest challenges and promote wellness.


MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

MS in School Counseling

MS in Addiction Studies



PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision



Contemporary Theory in Addictive Behavior

Contemporary Theory in Couple and Family Systems

Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services

Contemporary Theory in School-Based Settings


Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn’t mean going it alone. You’ll work with faculty, coaches, advisors, and others to help reinforce what you learn and support you when you need help. Plus you’ll engage with a supportive community of students just as passionate about their careers as you are.