Online Master of Science (MS) Degree in Human Services - Mental Health Counseling - CACREP Accredited
Our online master's degree in human services is designed to enrich
your professional knowledge and help you more effectively address social
issues and challenges in your community.
Capella University is the first and only online university to receive
accreditation for two master's degree specializations in counseling from
the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational
Programs (CACREP). The mental health counseling specialization was
accredited in 2003, and the marital, couple, and family therapy
specialization was accredited in 2005. CACREP, formed in 1981 to be the
independent accrediting arm for the American Counseling Association, has
extended accreditation to both specializations through 2011, the longest
accreditation term granted by CACREP.
The online master's degree in the mental health counseling
specialization will prepare you to work as a mental health counselor
within institutional, community, and private practice settings. *Through
academic studies and clinical training, you will learn to apply varied
mental health approaches to contemporary practice, assessment, and
Note: While this program prepares you for the licensure examinations, it
does not guarantee you will receive a license.
*This accredited counseling education program requires course work,
field training, and two 10-day residencies.