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Leadership Coaching Psychology Specialization Master of Science in Psychology

Harold Abel School of Psychology

Support Others With Leadership Coaching Skills

Leadership development professionals provide highly valued conflict management, mentoring, and talent enhancement to help organizations of all kinds succeed. Capella's online master's in psychology, leadership coaching psychology degree helps you build the skills and knowledge to connect with people in a group or individually to support their ongoing development.

In this program, you'll keep building your research and communication skills as you find new ways to think critically about performance and productivity to help business leaders excel.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 6 Specialization Courses
  • Integrative Project 

Classes Start November 5th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admission Requirements » | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Apply Best Practices

Explore and apply best practices of leader coaching.

Conduct Assessment

Learn to apply assessment techniques that reveal the challenges ahead.

Adapt Coaching to Business

Understand the unique challenges in the business environment.

Be an Effective Coach

Find new ways to inspire, motivate, and mentor those you work with.

Analyze & Evaluate

Critically examine and understand models of research and analysis.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

All our faculty members hold doctorates and bring years of experience, as well as the latest theories and practices to students.

Relevant & Applicable

Our competency-based learning model allows you to immediately apply valuable skills to the work you do every day.

Convenient, Flexible Learning

Access your learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device, and set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.

Professionally Credible, Professionally Aligned 

This program is built upon core foundational psychology coursework to ensure professional credibility. It offers an opportunity to develop coaching expertise in the field of executive training, with curriculum designed to reflect the competencies outlined by the International Coaching Federation and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$485 per credit, 55 total quarter credits, 15 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans could be eligible for a discount.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Experience a More Direct & Affordable Path to Your Goals

Our curriculum is streamlined to focus on what you need to reach your professional goals, and it helps you take advantage of time and money savings options—all of which can make pursuing your degree even more affordable.


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

Sample Courses

The master’s in psychology, leadership coaching psychology curriculum includes personality theory, the dynamics of group process, multicultural influences and perspectives, ethical reasoning, and more. 

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PSY7510 Psychology of Personality
PSY7530 Psychology of Group Dynamics
PSY8768 Theory and Practice of Psychological Coaching
PSY8720 Psychology of Leadership
PSY8765 Testing and Assessment in Workplace Psychology

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

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I/O Psychology vs. Leadership Coaching

Key differences between industrial/organizational psychology and leadership coaching degrees.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master's in psychology, leadership coaching psychology degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Organizational development consultant
  • Evidence-based coach
  • Manager/director of change management

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Health care
  • Human resources department
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Private coaching/consulting practice
  • Training and development

*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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