MS – Clinical Counseling
Capella University

Program Details

Let People in Need Know You’re There for Them. It feels good knowing the work you do matters. Whether you want to become a licensed practitioner at the master’s level, or you want to continue working toward your PhD or PsyD, our Master’s in Clinical Counseling program can help you. You’ll gain a solid understanding of clinical assessment, counseling interventions, psychological testing, research methods, and ethics and diversity.

Online courses, in-person residencies, and supervised clinical experience all can give you a fundamental understanding of psychology while enabling you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations. 


The completion of two 7-day in-person residencies are required.

Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable

Minimum level of education required:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

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