Psychology Certificate Programs

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Hone your expertise and specialize

Are you passionate about helping others? With a flexible online psychology certificate in applied behavior analysis or play therapy, you can specialize to empower others to overcome obstacles. Expand your influence and career options with a marketable credential.

Program specializations

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

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Why choose Capella?

Curriculum based on BACB standards

This flexible certificate offers coursework designed to meet coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®*.

*Applicants will need to meet additional eligibility requirements to qualify.

Curriculum based on APT standards

Relevant curriculum for the play therapy certificate is designed with play therapy best practices set by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) in mind.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

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

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.

Collaborative Efforts in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work

An overview of similarities, differences, and collaborative opportunities in these related fields.

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