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Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Capella University offers a flexible, online master’s program in clinical mental health counseling. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and it helps students prepare for pursuing state licensure upon graduation. Students will learn to apply the necessary counseling theories and practices for empowering their clients.

Capella University utilizes a blend of online courses with in-person learning experiences. The program requires the completion of two residencies and the corresponding prerequisite classes. Each residency is embedded within a six-week online course, and the course opens approximately three weeks prior to the 7-day in-person residency. Residency activities include presentations, discussions, group exercises, and role-play simulation. Residencies are offered throughout the country in alternating locations each year.

Program Information

School Name: Capella University

Program Name: Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Length: N/A

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online, in-person

Social Media: Capella University Facebook and Capella University Twitter

Phone Number: (888) 227-9897

Program Requirements:

  • 10 core courses
  • 7 specialization courses
  • 2 residencies
  • Practicum
  • 2 internships

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.7 or higher. Please call and discuss alternate admission options if the score is lower
  • 3-6 page essay that addresses your rationale for seeking specialization in a clinical counseling program, impact of previous employment, volunteer work, and other human service or counseling experiences, culturally relevant interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and future professional goals in counseling
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy

Capella University offers a flexible, online masters program in marriage and family therapy. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and the Higher Learning Commission. The program combines online education and face-to-face experiences to help students prepare for state licensure.

Capella University utilizes a blend of online courses with in-person learning experiences. The program requires the completion of two residencies and the corresponding prerequisite classes. Each residency is embedded within a six-week online course, and the course opens approximately three weeks prior to the 6-day in-person residency. Residency activities include presentations, discussions, group exercises, and role play simulation. Residencies are offered throughout the country in alternating locations each year.

Program Information

School Name: Capella University

Program Name: Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy

Program Length: N/A

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online, in-person

Social Media: Capella University Facebook and Capella University Twitter

Phone Number: (888) 227-9897

Program Requirements:

  • 9 core courses
  • 8 specialization courses
  • 2 residencies
  • Practicum
  • 3 internships

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.7 or higher. Please call and discuss alternate admission options if the score is lower
  • 3-6 page essay that addresses your rationale for seeking specialization in a clinical counseling program, impact of previous employment, volunteer work, and other human service or counseling experiences, culturally relevant interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and future professional goals in counseling
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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Master of Science in School Counseling

Capella University offers a flexible, online master’s program in school counseling. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and it is part of the Educator Preparation Provider Unit, which is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Students gain real-world skills with a combination of online, theory-based coursework, and in-person learning experiences.

Capella University requires two residencies and the corresponding prerequisite courses. Each residency is embedded within a six-week online course, and the course opens approximately three weeks prior to the 7-day in-person residency. Residency activities include presentations, discussions, group exercises, and role play simulation. Residencies are offered throughout the country in alternating locations each year.

Program Information

School Name: Capella University

Program Name: Master of Science in School Counseling

Program Length: N/A

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online, in-person

Social Media: Capella University Facebook and Capella University Twitter

Phone Number: (888) 227-9897

Program Requirements:

  • 6 core courses
  • 7 specialization courses
  • 2 residencies
  • Practicum
  • 3 internships

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.7 or higher. Please call and discuss alternate admission options if the score is lower
  • 3-6 page essay that addresses your rationale for seeking specialization in a clinical counseling program, impact of previous employment, volunteer work, and other human service or counseling experiences, culturally relevant interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and future professional goals in counseling
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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