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Capella's degree programs are closely aligned to professional standards to ensure you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can immediately use today.


of Capella alumni report having advanced professionally while still in their Capella program.Eduventure Alumni Survey, 2010

We Are Professionally-Aligned

We offer a variety of psychology programs, so you can focus your study in the area that fuels your passion for helping others. Our programs are streamlined to help save time and money, and aligned with professional standards to ensure strong outcomes. You can pursue an area of interest and add a concentration to your master's program or gain additional skills and make more of your investment with a dual specialization.

Capella: An Accredited University

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Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552),

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

The following NCATE-accredited programs are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the preparation of P-12 teachers and other professional school personnel. Graduates of these programs are highly regarded by many school districts, licensing authorities, and teaching professionals.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®: Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis, Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Application, Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism, Ethics for Applied Behavior Analysis, Issues in Assessment, Intervention Support, and Related Systems. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

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Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Nearly all of Capella's faculty from the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have a doctoral degree and many work as licensed practitioners, school psychologists, and psychologists. Our instructors have expertise in child and adolescent development, and family and geriatric issues. They are also proficient in designing programs to meet state and national accreditation standards, and have experience consulting with privately held businesses with a focus on succession planning, organizational development, executive development, and coaching.

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Dr. Mei Jiang consistently provided high quality teaching and went over and beyond her prescribed duties to make sure all material presented in the course was understood and complied with. She is an outstanding faculty member who pushes her students to reach their fullest capacity to achieve success.

Bernard Delaosa PhD in Psychology

5 Ways to Save

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    Transfer Credits

    Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.

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    Capella offers several psychology scholarships for current students.

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    10% Military Discount

    Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs.

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    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

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    Employer & Association Discounts

    Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.


Capella MS graduates report a 56% salary increase on average by 5 years after graduation.

Eduventures, a national research organization, surveyed more than 2,400 Capella graduates in September 2010.

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Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading and participation requirements.

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