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Online MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Learn to serve in the field of clinical mental health counseling for diverse groups and therapeutic settings with an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Choose from one of three specializations and build expertise in what matters most to you.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Capella’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is an online degree program that equips learners with a strong theoretical foundation in mental health counseling. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in wellness theory and research, relationship building, assessment and treatment, cultural competence and ethical practice. Focus your career path even further with a program specialization.

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program overview

This program emphasizes the fundamental knowledge you need to help you succeed in clinical mental health counseling and the professional skills to put that knowledge to work. You’ll develop a specialized knowledge and a practical skill set that can prepare you to deliver culturally and ethnically sensitive counseling services to your clients.

Choosing an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization

Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests for a career in clinical mental health counseling.*

Learning outcomes

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job title, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications and/or other designations along with a degree.


Why choose the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University?

Real-world learning

Enhance your skills with residencypracticum and internship experiences that integrate your knowledge with practice.

Focused curriculum

Our curriculum is aligned with accreditation and professional standards and is designed to help serve today’s contemporary societal issues facing individuals, groups and families.

Capella University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 31, 2028. 

Expert faculty

Our counseling faculty are highly qualified educators whose robust clinical and professional experiences enrich the learning environment and course room experience.