Other Program Requirements
In addition to online coursework, Capella’s mental health counseling programs have a residency requirement. Students are required to attend two colloquia during the program. Colloquia are five-day long seminars in which students and faculty get together to attend classes and lectures in relation to their specific program. Colloquia are held in major cities throughout the United States to make it convenient for students.
As part of each mental health counseling program, students are to complete a supervised practicum and internship. A practicum consists of 100 clock hours completed within a 10-week course period. The internship consists of 600 clock hours. Both the practicum and internship involve direct patient counseling and evaluations by supervisors.
Admission criteria for Capella University’s mental health counseling programs are a 2.7 GPA from a previous bachelor’s degree program, official transcripts from all previous universities, and an application. Up to 12 graduate credits may be transferred into the program. Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete the program. The cost for the mental health program is upwards of $30,000 but you can transfer credits from other colleges you've attended. You'll also pay the cost of books and colloquia.
If you have not considered Capella University for your mental health degree, now is the time. With a CACREP accreditation, top-notch faculty, and the flexibility to attend class at your convenience, Capella University is a sure win.