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Applied Research Specialization Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

Overview

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.

Degree Outcomes

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.

Career Outcomes

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.

 

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start October 9th

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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 online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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

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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

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Employer & Association Discounts

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

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

PSY6095 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSY6210 Introduction to Psychopathology
PSY7210 Lifespan Development
PSY7310 Biological Bases of Behavior
PSY7540 Multicultural Perspectives in Human Behavior

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.  

Advisors

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

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds 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 resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning–beyond graduation.

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