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Counseling Degrees & Certificates

Expand your impact. Empower others.

Let your drive for helping others shape your career. Capella online counseling degrees and certificates can help you stand out in the field of counseling.

 

Extend your counseling influence to diverse populations

Set your clients up for success. How? By expanding your ability to help individuals, couples, or families. Our counseling master’s or doctoral degrees or certificates can help you do just that. You’ll gain insights and practical skills from experienced scholar-practitioners. We offer programs to help you specialize in addiction, mental health, school counseling, and marriage and family therapy to help clients overcome obstacles. 

PHD

PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior

Get ready to pursue positions in higher education and social and behavioral settings with a program that emphasizes research and interdisciplinary leadership theory.

PHD

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Develop your clinical, teaching, research, and leadership/advocacy skills with online coursework and field experiences in this advanced program for counselor educators.

MS

MS in Addiction Studies

Gain graduate-level, evidence-based counseling skills in the growing field of substance abuse treatment to help individuals and their families struggling with addiction.

MS

MS in School Counseling

Gain the skills and knowledge to help K-12 students succeed in school, explore career options, and develop socially while addressing issues facing children and teens.

MS

MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

Gain knowledge and develop clinical skills to assist individuals, couples, and families to resolve difficulties and strengthen relationships.

MS

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Empower your clients to overcome challenges as you gain advanced professional skills by applying counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice.

CERT

Counseling Certificates

Enhance your ability to connect with clients and earn a marketable skills and master’s-level credits as you improve your capacity to help others. 

Individual courses

Move closer toward your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, nursing, business, and more.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

The Capella difference

Meeting the highest standards
Capella’s specialized accreditations and professional recognitions show our commitment to the highest standards in education. 

Programs that fit your life
Tackle coursework on your schedule with 24/7 online access to your courseroom anytime, anywhere, on any device.

The right support
Reach your goals with the help of our support teams—including those dedicated to licensure and fieldwork requirements.

Scholar-practitioner faculty
Of counseling and human behavior alumni, 93% would recommend Capella to family, friends, or colleagues.
Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey 2018.

Focused on what you need to know
Our degrees and certificates deliver the skills you need to help achieve meaningful outcomes with your clients.

"I’d never done online learning, never done research in an online library. Capella helped me every step of the way. I couldn't have imagined what a difference this education could make."

Leslie Sullivan*
Master's Mental Health Counseling
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

Counseling career insights

Tips on How to Become a Counselor

Interested in a career in counseling, but not sure how to approach it? Here’s what you need to know.

Capella Faculty Member to Lead American Counseling Association

As president of the American Counseling Association, Simone Lambert, PhD, hopes to advocate for the profession.

How to Start a Counseling Private Practice

Learn what’s involved in starting your own counseling private practice from experts at Capella University.

Ready for the next step?

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