Applicants must provide the following information for admission to
Capella programs and specializations.
Appropriate references include psychologists, psychiatrists, psychology faculty or psychology supervisors. Letters from peers or coworkers are not acceptable. Letter should be on letterhead and signed, referencing your full name and program of interest.
Recommendation should include the following points:
This statement should describe your interest in becoming a professional psychologist, including your goals, objectives, and plans as they pertain to obtaining a doctoral degree. You should discuss the way in which you intend to utilize that degree after graduation. You should also address how additional education, beyond your current credentials, will help you to meet your goals.
You are asked to produce one statement that represents your best writing efforts:
The admissions committee seeks to understand your potential as a professional psychologist in terms of your ability to write clearly and communicate your thoughts effectively.
You are asked to produce one writing sample that represents your best writing efforts:
Your professional résumé or curriculum vitae must be prepared specifically for this application in Microsoft Word and should demonstrate career progression, leadership and overall achievements.
The up-to-date resume should cover:
You are considered an international applicant if you completed your
highest degree outside of the U.S., regardless of where you currently
live. International applications include all U.S. citizens and
non-U.S. citizens who have completed their most recent academic
coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.