Applicants must provide the following information for admission to Capella programs and specializations.
Applicants must provide 2 references who can offer an objective evaluation. The recommendation should speak to your aptitude for graduate education and include relevant examples. Appropriate references include work and volunteer supervisors, college/ university faculty, colleagues within the counseling/human services profession, and teaching colleagues (school counseling only).
Only one of your references may include a professional colleague. References may not include your personal clergy, personal current or past counselor/therapist, colleagues outside the counseling/human services profession, or friends/relatives.
Your essay must be 3 to 6 pages in length and address the following areas:
Your professional résumé or curriculum vitae must be prepared specifically for this application in Microsoft Word and should demonstrate career progression, leadership and overall achievements. The up-to-date résumé should cover:
You are considered an international applicant if you completed your
highest degree outside of the U.S., regardless of where you currently
live. International applications include all U.S. citizens and
non-U.S. citizens who have completed their most recent academic
coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.