The Capella Master’s in Applied Research specialization provides a direct path to a Clinical PsyD or PhD, with coursework that encompasses research and practice-oriented skills and knowledge. You’ll not only receive the foundation to engage in academic or research positions, but you’ll be set to pursue further doctoral study.
Begin to understand the profession by engaging in courses led by practitioner-scholars who emphasize application of psychological theories, psychological assessment, psychopathology, research methods, and ethical principles.
The Applied Research specialization curriculum will help you apply theoretical and research findings to professional and academic activities. This specialization meets many prerequisites for PhD and PsyD programs. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
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Common jobs with an online program in applied research include research psychologist, research associate, research scientist, adjunct or part-time faculty or instructor. Potential workplaces include mental health clinic, correctional facility, health care system, hospital – inpatient or outpatient, nonprofit organization, government – local, state or federal, military, land-based or online college/university or community college.