Capella University's online PhD in Human Behavior program gives you the knowledge and skills to advance your career and make a difference in your community. This program is designed for students pursuing advanced educational, consultative, or leadership roles in institutional, public, or private settings.
The curriculum emphasizes advanced research and interdisciplinary leadership theory, program development and evaluation, and social influences on the field of human behavior. Graduates are prepared to pursue advanced career opportunities in public or private education and social and behavioral services settings as consultants, educators or administrators in institutions of higher education, and other administrative positions.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
Your PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
With an PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, you'll be able to evaluate relevant theories and best practices in the human behavior field, conduct valid, reliable, and ethical research in the field of social and behavioral sciences, and integrate ethical and legal standards into professional practice within the human behavior field. Additionally, you will have the knowledge to lead the design, development, and evaluation of interdisciplinary programs and services and evaluate factors that affect individual or group perception and response to social and behavioral issues and services. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior include faculty member, program director, consultant or grant manager. Potential workplaces include: advocacy organization, government agency, public interest group, nonprofit organization, consulting firm or private practice.