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General Psychology
MS in Psychology

Your knowledge of the human mind can help people and organizations achieve their goals. The MS in Psychology, General Psychology from Capella University equips you with theoretical foundations and real-world techniques to facilitate self-awareness, empathy, and perseverance in a wide range of professional settings. You’ll learn how to harness the power of critical thinking, make difficult concepts accessible, maintain the highest ethical standards, and utilize proven research methodologies in the field of psychology. Apply your skills to business, policy, academics, and professional practice as you help others unlock their full potential.

Real-world experience

Our competency-based education approach allows you to immediately apply coursework learning to the work you do every day.

Apply your knowledge

Your understanding of the discipline of psychology can help individuals and organizations develop.

Make concepts approachable

Develop real-world techniques to bring psychological concepts to individuals and organizations.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • 100% online
  • Flexpath available
  • 4 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Integrative project

With FlexPath, you can earn your master’s in psychology in 15 months and under $18,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MS in Psychology degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Psychology, General Psychology.

Job titles to explore

  • Case manager
  • Clinical manager
  • Mental health professional
  • Adjunct or part-time instructor of psychology
  • Social services coordinator
  • Human resources manager
  • Research associate
  • Employment specialist

Employment settings to explore

  • Individual and family services
  • Outpatient care center
  • Insurance carrier
  • Hospital
  • Management, scientific, and technical consulting services
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Community college
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Health practitioner’s office

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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