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Counseling Degrees & Certificates

Expand Your Impact & Empower Others

Turn your drive to help others into a career dedicated to creating meaningful change. Capella’s online counseling degrees and certificates help you build the knowledge and skills to empower others.

 

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 Counseling Education and Supervision

 Develop your clinical, teaching, research, and leadership skills with online coursework, residencies, 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 Human Behavior

Advocate, lead, or consult in the field of human behavior with a curriculum that applies contemporary human behavior theory and research to social and behavioral programs.

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 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 towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, 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 and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

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

Why Choose Capella?

Capella is one of the few online universities offering both CACREP- and COAMFTE-accredited counseling programs, scholar-practitioner faculty, and a competency-based approach to online learning.

Meeting the Highest Standards

Capella’s many 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

Each member of our counseling faculty members has a doctoral degree and real-world counseling experience.

Focused on What You Need to Know

Our counseling degrees and certificates deliver the skills you need to help find meaningful outcomes for your clients.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.