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Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Clinical Mental Health Counseling

If you’re passionate about helping people navigate life’s challenges, the MS in clinical mental health counseling specialization from Capella University can help you develop clinical expertise to become a practicing counseling professional. This CACREP-accredited program covers the theories and practical skills you need to assess and diagnose mental health disorders, provide evidence-based interventions, and empower people to live happier and healthier lives. You’ll emerge with the training and confidence to pursue state licensure and positively impact the mental, behavioral, and emotional health of your clients.

Blended, flexible learning

Develop expertise in clinical mental health counseling with a dynamic curriculum that combines online and in-person learning experiences.

Professional alignment

Our curriculum is designed to incorporate the values, principles, and ethical standards of national, regional, and state professional counseling associations and honor societies.

Combined theory and practice

Apply and enhance your skills and knowledge through residency, practicum, and internship requirements.

Classes start May 10

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

At a Glance

  • GuidedPath
  • Online & in-person
  • 10 Core courses
  • 7 Specialization courses
  • 2 Residencies
  • Practicum
  • 2 Internships
  • CACREP accredited

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5,000 Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.