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Master of Science in Psychology Program

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

Learn how to apply psychological theory to real-life situations with our online Master’s in Psychology program. Prepare for doctoral-level study or a career as a practitioner or researcher.

Why Choose Capella?

Mold your interests into a career that feeds your soul. Your passion can spill over into your work when you choose to pursue one of our eight master’s in psychology specializations.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our curriculum is aligned with professional standards to help you build the right skills for success in the field.

Relevant Education

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

Streamlined Curriculum

Capella psychology programs are designed to help you reach your goals efficiently and affordably.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced graduate-level faculty who are active in their professions. 

Online Education. Two Ways.

To meet the needs of busy professionals, we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath  and FlexPath.

Specialize to Meet Your Goals

Choose a specialization to help prepare for a variety of careers— in P-12, research, organizational leadership, and more.

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 & Respected

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.

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10 Career Options for Master’s in Psychology Graduates

Psychology is more than one-on-one therapy. Explore 10 other career options for master’s in psychology graduates.

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Beyond Clinical Psychology: 4 Careers with an MS Degree

A master’s in psychology can take you beyond counseling. Explore jobs in business, government, and education.

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MSW

Master of Social Work

Gain advanced leadership skills and prepare to step into a general or clinical practice (in most states) in a management or supervisory role offering social work services.

MS

MS in Mental Health Counseling

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

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