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Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program

Harold Abel School of Psychology

Choose where to take your career with an online Master’s in Clinical Psychology degree. Start here and find your next step—research, clinical practice, consulting, government work. 

Why Choose Capella?

In this MS in Clinical Psychology program, you’ll take a deep dive into human behavior through a competency-based and scientific study of mental disorders, various assessments, and exposure to the theories of psychotherapy.  

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our program is built on foundational coursework, ensures professional credibility, and is aligned for career success.  

Relevant Education

Our competency-based approach is designed to deliver marketable skills that you can apply immediately in your field.

Direct Path to Advanced Study

Coursework meets many prerequisites for Capella PhD and PsyD programs, preparing you for advanced doctoral study.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in their professions. 

Programs that Fit Your Life

Tackle coursework on your schedule with 24/7 online access to your courseroom anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Specialize to Meet Your Goals

Pick a focus that helps prepare you for research, academia, or clinical practice—research/higher ed, behavioral/mental health.

Reduce Your Tuition by $3,000

Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $3K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.

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Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Understanding the Differences Between Clinical and Non-Clinical Psychology

Learn how licensure, education methods, and workplaces differ in clinical vs. non-clinical psychology.

3 Fast-Growing Fields in Psychology

Learn more about I/O Psychology, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

Do I Need Both Residency and Fieldwork?

Counseling and psychology graduate programs often require both residency and fieldwork. Find out why. 

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Empower your clients to overcome challenges as you gain advanced professional skills by applying counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice.

Ready for the Next Step?

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