Capella University

MS - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Mental health counseling is projected to grow 29 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Capella online Master’s in Mental Health Counseling will help you develop the confidence, professional counseling skills, and critical-thinking skills needed to empower clients to overcome their greatest challenges. This program comprises online coursework that incorporates a credit-bearing residency and a practicum/internship that allow you to apply your knowledge directly through practical application.

Integrated therapeutic and educational course work includes:
• High-quality learning with an emphasis on how to apply counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice
• Highly educated faculty, with real-world experience
• A credit-bearing residency and required direct-client contact and supervision
• Clinical programs designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility

This CACREP-accredited online program offers accessibility and flexibility through a relevant, rigorous curriculum of coursework, residencies, and field experiences designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

With your Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Capella, you'll learn to apply mental health counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice. You'll also learn how to think and write critically in the mental health counseling discipline and professional practice.

Common jobs with an online program in mental health counseling include behavioral disorder counselor, counselor, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, therapist or vocational counselor. Potential workplaces and fields include mental health, educational institutions, private sector, health care, criminal justice/corrections or management/administration.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Eligibility Requirements:

Master's students 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.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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