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Clinical Counseling
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

You can apply dynamic principles of counseling and clinical psychology to improve lives in the world today. With the master of science in clinical psychology, clinical counseling specialization from Capella University, you’ll develop professional skills to help clients overcome anxiety, phobias, and other mental health challenges. This online program delivers a strong foundation in psychological research, theory, and practice. It can also give you the practical experience and skills to confidently pursue future paths in the field of clinical counseling.

Gain the skills to succeed

Develop psychotherapy skills such as cognitive-behavior therapy and clinical intervention to help people develop healthy, effective coping skills.

Learn professional requirements

Professionally aligned curriculum is designed around the trends and standards of the field to help prepare you for real-world practice.

Find a direct path to your doctorate

Coursework provides foundational competencies of the field while also meeting many prerequisites for Capella PhD Psychology and PsyD programs.

Classes start January 9

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 5 Core courses
  • 3 Specialization courses
  • 2 Elective courses
  • 2 Residencies
  • 1 Practicum
  • 1 Internship
  • 74 Total credits (20 max transfer)

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. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Clinical Psychology degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in clinical psychology, clinical counseling specialization.

Job titles to explore

  • Academic advisor
  • Mental health therapist
  • Mental health counselor
  • Clinical manager
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Therapist
  • Mental health professional
  • Adjunct or part-time psychology faculty
  • Counselor
  • Full-time psychology faculty

Employment settings to explore

  • Community counseling center
  • Mental health clinic
  • Private practice
  • Social service agency
  • Correctional facility
  • Military
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Religious organization
  • Hospital – inpatient or outpatient
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Community college

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

How Does Clinical Psychology Differ from Non-Clinical Psychology?

Clinical psychology involves working directly with human subjects and requires licensure. Learn more about key differences.

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