Master of Science in Psychology Master of Science in Psychology

Online Master of Science in Psychology


Explore human behavior and build professional skills to positively impact individuals, organizations and your community.

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

Put your passion for the human mind into action. The MS in Psychology program at Capella is designed to enhance your knowledge and develop your expertise in one of five specializations.

MS in Psychology program overview

This flexible online program is designed to equip you with knowledge of psychological science that applies directly to the way humans think, learn and grow as individuals, in groups or within organizations.

Choosing an MS in Psychology specialization

Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build expertise in applying the science of psychology in your career.*

*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.

Which is better for an MS in Psychology, FlexPath or GuidedPath?

The FlexPath format is available for select specializations. Your lifestyle and learning preferences will factor into choosing a path for your master’s degree in psychology. FlexPath gives you the freedom to set your own deadlines and complete coursework at your own pace. GuidedPath offers a more structured approach with a fixed weekly schedule.


  • Complete your assessments at your own pace
  • Engage one-on-one with faculty to receive feedback
  • Get support from coaches when you need it
  • Pay one tuition fee per 12-week billing session; books, supplies and other fees apply

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  • Complete weekly assignments with preset deadlines
  • Participate in weekly discussion posts with your classmates and faculty
  • Connect with academic advisors to keep you on track 
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term

Learn more about GuidedPath

Find out if FlexPath is right for you

Not sure about FlexPath or GuidedPath? The Path Finder Quiz evaluates your learning style to help determine which learning format is better suited to your personal and professional goals.

Why choose the MS in Psychology at Capella University?

Streamlined professional curriculum

Aligned with professional standards, our curriculum is designed to help you efficiently and affordably build the right skills to succeed in your field.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

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

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.

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84% of psychology alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.

Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2022–2023