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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.
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.
As an MS in Psychology student, you’ll begin with core courses that lay the foundation for your program and help strengthen your skills in key areas of the field. From there, you’ll move into the coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your final project.
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Applicants to the MS in Psychology program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for each MHA specialization: General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development, Educational Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Sport Psychology
The total cost of your MS in Psychology program will depend on your learning format and specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Find detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for each specialization: General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development, Educational Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Sport Psychology
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.
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.
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.
*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies and other fees apply.
Aligned with professional standards, our curriculum is designed to help you efficiently and affordably build the right skills to succeed in your field.
Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.
Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.
88% of psychology alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.*
*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2021–2022