Capella University Improves Affordability of Seven Online MS in Psychology Specializations

  Capella University Improves Affordability of Seven Online MS in Psychology

 A streamlined curriculum delivers learning outcomes with greater efficiency
                               and cost savings

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 30, 2013

Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its
reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working
adults, has announced the redesign of seven MS in Psychology specializations
to help students achieve their educational goals in less time and at lower
cost. To make the specializations more affordable, the curriculum has been
streamlined to maximize efficiency while delivering the same learning
outcomes. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni
can be found at

The MS specializations include General Psychology; Educational Psychology;
Child and Adolescent Development; Evaluation, Research, and Measurement;
Leadership Coaching Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; and
Sport Psychology. The redesigned curriculum focuses on efficiency, quality,
and the advanced skills that employers demand. While retaining the same
learning outcomes, the number of courses and credits has been reduced.
Students who complete their entire program save up to $6,450 and nine months
time compared to the previous Capella curriculum for these specializations and
up to $7,000 over the cost of comparable online programs.

“This redesign demonstrates our ongoing commitment to helping students earn a
degree in the most affordable way possible, without sacrificing the academic
quality for which Capella has become known,” said Scott Kinney, president of
Capella University. “We surveyed current and prospective students, and got a
clear message that while affordability is important, academic quality is
paramount. Our goal is also to improve our students’ chances of earning their
MS in Psychology by making it possible for them to achieve the same learning
outcomes in less time. We have been measuring learning outcomes for many years
and have systems in place to ensure that our streamlined curriculum continues
to deliver the same outcomes that our students and their employers demand.”

Enrollment now open
Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its streamlined MS in
Psychology specializations. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA
(227.3552) or email

About Capella University
Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that
has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for
working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in
master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education,
health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human
services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership,
nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and
social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business,
information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those
areas, Capella currently offers 145 graduate and undergraduate specializations
and 23 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept.
30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to
providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business
growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information,
please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a
member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),


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