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Advance Your Career with an Online Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Capella University's online Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs prepare you to assume a leadership role in the field of psychology. Whether it's through online coursework, graduate teaching opportunities, or practicum and internship field experiences, our PsyD programs offer not only the knowledge but also the insight you'll need to provide psychological assessment, intervention, consultation, supervision, evaluation, research and planning, ethics, and intervention and prevention strategies.

You'll understand issues of complex diversity and be able to administer effective and appropriate counsel as well as integrate science and theory into your position.

Capella graduate alumni from the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences experienced a


increase in compensation in the 5 years following graduation.


CareerBuilder alumni outcomes analysis, 2013

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Programs

Clinical Psychology

Engage in clinical training based on the theoretical and scientific foundations of psychology, and gain the knowledge required to practice in the field with an online PsyD in Clinical Psychology.

School Psychology

Advance your ability to deploy strategic counseling that positively impacts young people and develop proficiencies in consultation, evaluation, and more with an online PsyD in School Psychology.

Why Get a PsyD?

Pursuing an advanced psychology degree requires diligence and a passion to learn more about human behavior and how that behavior impacts the individual. Earning a PsyD degree signifies your commitment and expertise within the field which can be an attractive quality to employers. Ideal for those adept at active listening, critical thinking, and highly effective communication – graduates of these programs can pursue a career in counseling as opposed to a career in research or academia.

Why Choose Capella?

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our online PsyD degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.