Capella University Academics and Degree Programs
Capella offers a variety of masters degree programs including the MBA, MS, MHA, MSN, and more. In addition, students can choose either a PhD or a professional doctorate program in fields such as Business, IT, Counseling, Psychology, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing and Public Service.
Build Business Acumen
Choice is something you can find plenty of with Capella’s Business graduate programs. Build practical business administration skills by earning an MBA from an ACBSP-accredited program. Or, pursue an online PhD in Business Management in an ACBSP-accredited program.
Focus on Patient Care
Registered nurses who want to pursue higher education might consider Capella’s online CCNE-accredited RN to MSN program.
Capella University offers many Education graduate programs. Explore their CACREP-accredited MS in School Counseling, MS In Educational Technology, or PhD programs. Options include the PhD Instructional Design for Online Learning and PhD Leadership for Higher Education.
Get on track to fulfil your passion to help others in crisis. Capella University offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) program with two options. One is a basic program for students without a CSWE-accredited BSW from a CSWE-accredited program. The other is an ‘advanced-standing program’ for those who have earned a bachelors degree from a CSWE-accredited program. Both options involve field education and coursework. Graduates might stay with Capella to pursue their terminal degree in social work. The online DSW degree program builds on masters level coursework with the goal of helping students develop advanced practitioner skills.
Expand Your Horizons in the Public Sector
Focus on tools and methods of policy analysis. Capella University offers an online Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Policy and Governance. As a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the core MPA courses expose students to public policy leadership and strategic management.
Program Highlights: MS – Applied Behavior Analysis
Do you aspire to work with children and adults with behavioral disorders? Capella University’s online Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program blends advanced psychology coursework with several Behavior Analysis emphases that are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Students can work with Capella Licensure Support to understand and prepare for the license application process in their state. This may include a period of post-graduate fieldwork.
One of the program goals is to help students apply research-based theories and findings from the applied behavior analysis field to interventions and treatment design.
Course of Study
The MS in ABA is a 55-credit course of study. In it, students take 20 credits of core courses that cover topics such as basic theory and research methods. With the next 35 credits students take what are called ‘specialization’ courses and complete an integrative project. Three of these courses are listed below.
- Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism
- Techniques in ABA
Per the BLS, employment of behavioral disorder counselors is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024.ii
Another masters program in the field of counseling is Capella’s COAMFTE and CACREP accredited Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. This 92-credit program includes online coursework, credit-bearing residency and a practicum/internship. Here too, students can work with Capella Licensure Support to figure out how to prepare to pursue licensure in their state.
Program Highlights: PhD – Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
Would you like to conduct research into the social influences on human behavior? Students in Capella University’s online PhD in Human Behavior program may be prepared to assess relevant theories and best practices in the human behavior field.
One of the program goals is to help students conduct research in the field of social and behavioral sciences.
Course of Study
The PhD in Human Behavior is a 112-credit program that involves 4 integrated parts: online coursework, in-person experiences (called residencies), comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. While there are 36 credits of core courses, students also choose 5 elective courses and have 32 credits of specialization courses. See what three of these look like below.
- Issues in Aging, Grief, and Bereavement
- The Family in Social Context
- Advanced Issues in Eating Disturbances
Per the BLS, employment of social and community services managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024.iii
Another doctoral program in the field of counseling is Capella’s online PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This 104-credit program includes coursework and dissertation research seminar requirements. Students can tailor their program with one of four areas of emphases: Industrial, Organizational, Coaching or Consultation.