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Studies in Human Behavior Master of Science in Human Behavior

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

Overview

Prepare to advocate, lead, and consult in social and behavioral fields with Capella’s Master's in Studies in Human Behavior. This program is designed for students who want to gain expertise in human behavior and leadership, but aren’t interested in becoming a licensed professional counselor. This program can help you develop approaches to providing ethnically and culturally sensitive services to individuals, groups, and organizations.

The Building Blocks of Your Master’s Program

Prepare to address the needs of individuals, groups, organizations, and communities with curriculum that covers a broad range of competencies — psychology, human services, sociology, and counseling — that focus on ethical, research, and legal standards. Our curriculum is 100% online and includes opportunities to apply contemporary human behavior theory and research to the development, evaluation, and leadership of social and behavioral programs. Choose to work as a consultant or within social services and stand out as an advocate and a leader.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Studies in Human Behavior from Capella, you'll learn to apply contemporary and relevant human behavior theory and research to the development, evaluation, and leadership of social and behavioral studies programs. You'll also learn to provide culturally and ethnically sensitive service, advocacy, and leadership to individuals, groups and agencies/institutions.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in human behavior include family advocate, learning center manager, psychiatric assistant, rehabilitation supervisor or social services supervisor. Potential workplaces and fields include mental health, educational institutions, private sector, health care, child welfare/children's services, criminal justice/corrections or government.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start November 6th

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. 

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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
$20,366$27,038*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$531 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 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.

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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. 

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.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.