Department of Counseling and Psychology
Founded in 1993 as a proprietary institution by the publicly traded Capella Education Company, Capella University is an accredited online university based in the state's capital of Minneapolis that offers flexible and quality online degree programs to meet the academic needs of working adults. The Department of Counseling and Psychology offers a variety of programs so that graduate students can focus their studies in an area that fuels their passion for helping others.
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling
Intended to prepare graduate students for expanding career opportunities and job satisfaction in the counseling field with a flexible online format, the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling program places an emphasis on developing students' proficiency in addressing emotional, mental, behavioral, and social disorders from a family systems perspective. With a rigorous combination of face-to-face preparation and distance education, the program requires the completion of at least 92 quarter credits of online coursework, residential colloquia, and clinical field experiences. At completion, graduates are well-prepared to apply research and theories in the practice of marriage and family therapy with state licensure eligibility.
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Ideal for graduate students wishing to pursue an online degree to become a behavioral disorder counselor, clinical mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, or vocational counselor, the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program aims to develop students' ability to treat emotional, mental, behavioral, physical, and social disorders in order to promote optimum mental health. Within the 92-quarter credit program, students will actively participate in online coursework and clinical field practices to fully understand how to apply counseling theories to contemporary clinical practice. Students are also expected to attend two six-day residential colloquia to provide valuable face-to-face interaction with other counselors.
Master of Science in School Counseling
Designed for graduate students seeking to gain the essential skills and knowledge to take on an expanded role and make a significant contribution to students' well-being in elementary, middle, or high schools, the Master of Science in School Counseling program prepares professionals to advocate for students' personal, educational, and social needs. Built on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model, the program involves the completion of at least 72 quarter credits of online coursework, residencies, and field training in school-based settings. Graduates will be well-prepared with the skills to deliver culturally and ethnically sensitive individual and group counseling services to children or adolescents.
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)
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Minneapolis, MN 55403