Now you can achieve your goal to earn a respected master’s degree with an online CACREP-
accredited counseling specialization from Capella University. Capella 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):
Mental Health Counseling1 (accredited since 2003)
Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy1 (accredited since 2005)
CACREP accreditation sets a high standard
CACREP is the independent accrediting arm for the
American Counseling Association. This accreditation
is your assurance that the content and quality of Capella’s
specializations have been evaluated extensively and
meet standards set by and for the mental health
State licensing bodies and national certification agencies
often recognize that programs accredited by CACREP
provide a quality education that prepares learners for
counselor credentialing, which may include national
certification, state licensure, or state certification.2,3
Earn your master’s degree with
a CACREP-accredited counseling
specialization from Capella
1 Graduates of this specialization are not eligible for licensure in South Carolina. Learners residing in South Carolina should check with the state licensing
agency for specific requirements for professional licensure.
2 Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary. It is the learners’ responsibility to understand
and comply with requirements for their state.
3 State regulations vary regarding course requirements for professional licensure. For assistance with state-mandated course requirements for licensure,
contact the designated school representative.
Why choose Capella?
Accreditation provides a powerful measure of the
integrity, credibility, and quality of Capella’s counseling
curriculum. Not only does this signify the quality of
the curriculum; it affirms our fac