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Sex Therapy Specialization Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Harold Abel School of Psychology

Overview

Helping individuals overcome underlying issues that present as sexual dysfunction requires a discreet, caring professional. Capella’s Master’s in Sex Therapy specialization gives you the tools to provide compassionate assistance to individuals and couples experiencing sexual difficulties. Our curriculum builds on clinical counseling foundations, and expands training to include coursework in human sexuality and sex therapy. The Sex Therapy specialization includes coursework that is rooted in clinical psychology covering a wide range of issues for which individuals seek treatment. For graduates with prior counseling or therapy experience, this specialization provides the foundation for certification as a sex therapist as recommended by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, giving you a competitive advantage. The curriculum is designed to also prepare you for graduate work at the doctoral level.

Specialization topics include sexology; basic anatomy for mental health professionals; hormones; sexuality across the lifespan; gender; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender concerns; sexuality and culture; low sexual desire; sexual compulsivity; recovery from sexual abuse; treatment of sex offenders; and issues and trends in sexual health treatment.

Degree Outcomes

With a Master's in Sex Therapy from Capella, you’ll gain knowledge of how the human brain works and the skills necessary to assist people with uncovering root causes for issues that affect sexual function.

 Career Outcomes

 Common jobs with an online program in sex therapy include sex therapist/counselor, sexual health educator, adjunct or part-time faculty, instructor, consultant or researcher. Potential workplaces include land-based or online college/university, nonprofit organization, P-12 schools, community/social service organization, private/group practice, hospital - inpatient or outpatient, mental health clinic, research institute, faith/religious organization, health care system.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start January 8th

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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 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
$20,570$28,165*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$485 per credit, 55 total quarter credits, 15 max transfer credits

Get the Details

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

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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.

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. 

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PSY7340 Human Sexuality
PSY7341 Introduction to Sex Therapy
PSY7210 Lifespan Development
PSY-R6313 Clinical Interventions
PSY-R6230 Introduction to Psychological Testing

Faculty & Support

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Enrollment Counselors

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Advisors

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Faculty

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.

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