Fulfill your ambition. Earn your degree at Capella University.
You have the drive to make a difference. Capella has the tools to help you do it.
You'll begin to understand how Capella is different as soon as you speak with an enrollment counselor. "They really talked with me and found options that matched my goals and situation," says Paolo Briones, who earned his master's degree at Capella.
As a Capella student, you'll experience unparalleled support, join a community of accomplished professionals, and be challenged with rigorous academics. Our faculty members are experts in their fields, and many of our classes and programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations, so you can gain the skills and knowledge sought by employers. In addition, Capella has alliances with more than 100 corporations, 200 U.S. community colleges, and every branch of the U.S. armed forces.
"Capella was an awesome experience," says James Baker, who earned a PhD in Education. "I never worried about the credibility of my degree because I realized I was getting a world-class education that would rival anyone's." In fact, Capella is the winner of numerous awards and recognitions, including the CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes and the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award.
Learn more about our online doctoral, master's, MBA, undergraduate, and certificate programs — and get answers to your questions about Capella and online learning — by speaking with an enrollment counselor.
Capella is an accredited, online university with degrees in the fields of business, health care, higher education, human resources, information technology, mental health, K-12 education, public safety, public administration, social work, and public service leadership. More than 38,000 students in all 50 states and 52 other countries are enrolled in Capella's challenging degree programs.
Learn more about our 43 PhD, PsyD, DPA, DBA, DSW, DrPH, DHA, EdD, EdS, MS, MSN, MPA, MPH, MHA, MBA, MPH, BS, BPA, and BSN degree programs and 137 specializations by requesting information.
Areas of Study
Capella University's business and management specializations enable students to take practical solutions directly from their courses into the workplace. BS, MS, MBA, PhD and DBA degrees are offered.
Capella University's criminal justice specializations can give you the skills you need to succeed in your public safety career, whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced professional. Capella is one of very few online universities to offer BS, MS, and PhD specializations in Criminal Justice.
Capella University currently offers 3 CACREP-accredited master's programs: Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. CACREP accreditation is your assurance that these Capella programs have been evaluated and meet the rigorous standards set by the mental health counseling profession.
Capella University offers a variety of specializations designed to enhance your expertise and career potential in K-12 or higher education.
Capella University's full portfolio of health care specializations are designed to give you the skills required to meet change head on. Your studies can help you have a greater impact in your work, applying emerging practices, trends, and knowledge in your profession. You will study with expert faculty—professionals with deep, contemporary, real-world experience as well as exceptional academic credentials.
Capella University offers a wide range of graduate degree specializations for education professionals, including an EdD specialization in Educational Leadership & Management that aligns with the competencies for community college leaders developed by the American Association of Community Colleges.
Capella University's degree specializations give students the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the complex, challenging field of human resource management, performance improvement, and training.
Capella University offers MS, EdS, EdD, and PhD programs for K-12 professionals, along with certificate programs. Capella offers several state-approved specializations, which may increase your advancement potential—and your ability to influence student achievement. These online graduate degree programs offer relevant curricula that can immediately be applied to your classroom and school.
Capella University's degree programs in nursing are designed to prepare experienced nurses to meet the growing need for leadership, education, and research in the nursing profession. For example, the National League for Nursing recognizes that our Nursing Education specialization aligns with the Core Competencies for Nurse Educators©, using competencies that are integral to the Certified Nurse Educator® (CNE) exam. And unlike many DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) programs, Capella's DNP focuses on administrative, organizational, and systems leadership competencies to prepare you for a variety of nursing leadership positions. The DNP curriculum incorporates The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Capella is a recognized leader in project management education. Choose a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree specialization in Project Management with either a business or an IT emphasis. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center (GAC) has accredited Capella's BS-IT, MS-IT, and MBA Project Management specializations.
As a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider, Capella has been approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for more than 25 of its project management courses. This means you can pursue a degree program and receive PDU credits at the same time, or use the approved courses to meet eligibility requirements to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.
Capella University's School of Public Service Leadership and School of Undergraduate Studies offer degree programs that can help you begin or advance your career in public administration and serve the public effectively. Capella is one of the few universities to offer all 3 public administration degree levels—BPA, MPA, and DPA—online.
Capella University addresses the growing need for leaders and professionals in public safety by offering BS, MS, and PhD programs. Capella is one of only a few schools to have an educational alliance with the FBI, and has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Capella University's outcome-based curriculum is designed to give you the skills to meet changing needs in the field of psychology while advancing your career and personal development. Capella offers a BS in Psychology and a broad portfolio of graduate-level psychology specializations.
Capella University now offers a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program, one of very few online DSW degree programs. This professional doctorate is designed around national social work education guidelines, and emphasizes critical thinking, action research, and the incorporation of theoretical knowledge with practical experience. There is also a strong focus on the growing use of technology to expand the reach and effectiveness of social service programs, build awareness of important social issues, and enhance professional development. Capella's DSW program is designed to be completed in 3 years, with all courses taken in sequence, allowing you to learn and build professional relationships with the same cohort of students.
Capella University's Information Technology programs that combine advanced IT knowledge with a strong business focus—a powerful combination for IT leaders. These programs are designed to be relevant to leading industry and government agency standards.
Military benefits at Capella University
Capella University is dedicated to assisting members of the armed forces, their families and veterans. Benefits include tuition discounts, credit for military training, a dedicated military support services team, a flexible military leave policy, affiliations with key military organizations, and credit for DAU courses.
Leading organizations value and respect our programs. Capella University has formal alliances with more than 100 corporations, the Armed Forces, and nearly twenty-five percent of all American community colleges. Contact a Capella University enrollment counselor to determine if your organization has an alliance and what benefits you are eligible to receive. Start today.
Financial Aid at Capella University
Capella participates in several 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 information on other non-federal loan programs.
Capella-funded scholarships are also available in select disciplines, such as the Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship and the Helene Krivosha Scholarship for education students. There are also external scholarships offered specifically to Capella students, such as the Go the Distance Scholarship.