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Study and understand human behavior

Build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills associated with human behavior and motivations with a Capella online psychology degree or certificate program that can help prepare you for a variety of careers.

Passion into Practice

Your passion and skills can build a career that positively impacts the lives of others. Psychologists study and help shape individual behaviors. They often work in such settings as private practices, corporations, academia, and nonprofits. As a student of psychology, you can develop the skills and knowledge to work with a wide range of populations—from children to CEOs to athletes. Capella offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in psychology, as well as psychology certificates.


Doctor of Psychology

Prep for state licensure eligibility with clinical training and an advanced scientific study of mental disorders, assessment, and psychotherapy for adults and children. 


Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology

Learn to lead strategies that positively impact young people while developing proficiencies in consultation, supervision, evaluation, ethics, intervention and prevention, and more.


MS in Psychology

Gain entry into the psychology field by applying psychological theories, research methods, and evidence-based practices and principles to your knowledge of human behavior.


MS in Clinical Psychology

Deepen your knowledge of human behavior through the scientific study of mental disorders, standardized assessments, and exposure to the theories of psychotherapy.  


BS in Psychology

Learn skills in research, critical thinking, problem-solving, and analysis, as you gain a foundational education in psychology and develop an understanding of human learning, emotions, and behaviors.


BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling

Build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in psychology while also starting on a pathway to earning your accredited master’s degree in counseling from Capella.


Psychology Certificates

Earn a marketable credential with a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis or Play Therapy, and gain specialized knowledge to improve your career.

Individual Courses

Move closer towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, psychology, nursing, business, and more.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

Accredited and Recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Why Choose Capella?

Whether your focus is supporting others, conducting research, or advancing your career options, at Capella you’ll find online psychology degree and certificate programs that fit your schedule and goals.


Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our competency-based curriculum is aligned to cover what experts in the field have determined is most important.

Online Education. Two Ways.

To meet the needs of busy professionals, in select programs we offer two online learning formats—GuidedPath and FlexPath.

Support Every Step of the Way

We’ll support you throughout your degree with coaches, and counselors who get to know you and what you need to succeed.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

Learn from faculty engaged in their professions—who hold top academic credentials and teach from real-world experience. 

Ways to Help Save Time & Money

Keep your out-of-pocket costs down by saving with tuition discounts or scholarships. 

Programs that Fit Your Life

Our flexible online programs let you tackle coursework on your schedule with 24/7 access to your courseroom anytime, anywhere, on any device.

“I learned so much at Capella about general theories of psychology. I use them all the time in my job. I understand why people behave the way they do, the way they think, and the way they act.”

Shannon Archer*
BS in Psychology
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

Psychology Career Insights

Understanding the Differences Between Clinical and Non-Clinical Psychology

Learn how licensure, education methods, and workplaces differ in clinical vs. non-clinical psychology.

Exploring 3 Growing Fields in Psychology

Learn more about I/O Psychology, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

Talking Psychology: Thoughts from Faculty Chair Bethany Lohr

“Capella gives students the flexibility to earn a degree without having to uproot their entire life.”

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