Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Online Master of Science in Clinical Psychology


Gain the skills to provide compassionate, professional support for people struggling with mental health and behavioral issues.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with an MS in Clinical Psychology

People struggling with mental and behavioral issues need compassionate, professional support. The MS in Clinical Psychology program at Capella is designed to help strengthen your skills in one of three specializations.

MS in Clinical Psychology program overview

This program emphasizes a competency-based, scientific study of mental and behavioral health. Learn how assessments work, explore theories of psychotherapy and clinical techniques and develop a professional skill set to help you make an impact.

Choosing an MS in Clinical Psychology specialization

Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for the next phases of your career in clinical psychology.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Why choose the MS in Clinical Psychology at Capella University?

Scholar-practitioner faculty

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

Professionally aligned curriculum

Our courses are developed around nationally recognized standards, with curriculum that’s professionally aligned to help you achieve your goals.

A direct path to your doctorate

This coursework meets many of the prerequisites for PhD in Psychology and PsyD in Clinical Psychology programs and can simplify your path to doctoral study.