Master’s Degrees in Psychology

Expand Your Understanding of Human Behavior

If you want to better understand human behavior and help others, an online master’s in psychology program from Capella can put you on the path to pursue a rewarding career in psychology.


MS in Applied Behavior Analysis

Develop an understanding of behavior analysis concepts to identify socially valid solutions through assessment, as well as design, implement, and manage interventions.


MS in Clinical Psychology

Deepen your knowledge of human behavior through the scientific study of mental disorders, standardized assessments, and exposure to the theories of psychotherapy.  


MS in Psychology

Gain entry into the psychology field by applying psychological theories, research methods, and evidence-based practices and principles to your knowledge of human behavior.


MS in School Psychology

Gain basic training to conduct assessments and interventions, as well as support student’s academic, behavioral and mental health.

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Why Choose Capella?

Take a direct path to your career goals with a streamlined online master’s in psychology curriculum that helps you build theoretical knowledge and practical skills to make a bigger impact in your field.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed around professional standards for clinical, consulting, or research-focused career success.

Relevant Education

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

Online Education. Two Ways

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

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

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

Ways to Help Save Time & Money

Potentially keep costs down with tuition discounts available for employer partners and those with a military affiliation.

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 Nonclinical Psychology

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

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.

Helping Professions Guide

Explore paths and programs that leverage your unique interests to help build a better world.

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