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School of Counseling and Human Services

Lisa McKenna, PhD, LPC-S

Interim Dean of Counseling and Human Services

A Message from the Interim Dean of Counseling and Human Services

Welcome to the School of Counseling and Human Services at Capella University. We offer certificate, master’s, and doctoral programs that provide the academic study and real-world preparation required of today’s counseling and human services professionals.

The School of Counseling and Human Services includes two complementary units. The Counseling Education Unit includes clinical programs designed to prepare learners for direct practice. These programs hold accreditation and recognition from external organizations, and provide learners the education and clinical training needed to work with diverse clients in multiple settings. The Human Services Unit consists of master’s and doctoral programs that position learners for leadership positions in a wide range of human service settings. Our faculty are nationally recognized scholar-practitioners who are experts in their fields, and are passionate educators committed to your success. The School of Counseling and Human Services programs are competency-based and the courses are designed by faculty to prepare you to apply your skills in a competitive job market.   

As a Capella learner engaged in graduate studies in the School of Counseling and Human Services, you are part of a group of talented colleagues preparing to make a difference in their communities. We are delighted to partner with you as you embark on this phase of your educational journey.

Lisa McKenna, PhD, LPC-S
Interim Dean of Counseling and Human Services
School Mission Statement

The School of Counseling and Human Services aspires to establish high quality learning communities within each program and across the school. We promote the professional development and academic achievement of our learners and graduates through competency-based education and training and innovative programming. Our mission is to provide our learners with the knowledge and skills needed to lead positive change in lives and communities across the globe while reaching their professional goals.

Visit the School of Counseling and Human Services tuition and fees and admission component pages for more information.