Skip to main navigation | Skip to content | Skip to utility navigation

Cost & Transfer Credits

Tuition & Fees

Courses $4,665 per quarter
Our flat tuition rate allows you to take 1, 2, or 3 courses per quarter for the same price. By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can save thousands and graduate significantly sooner. Students can also take PSL8002, the first required course in the program, at the discounted tuition rate of $3,732 if the course is taken alone in the initial quarter of their program.

Comprehensive Exam $4,175 per quarter
4 credits minimum.

Dissertation $4,175 per quarter
20 credits minimum.

Colloquium $1,495 per colloquium
3 colloquia required; travel, lodging, meals and other expenses not included.

New prices may apply July 14, 2014PDF.

Capella is committed to a transparent pricing policy. In addition to your tuition, you may be responsible for additional costs, such as textbooks and an application fee. Find out more about the best financing and payment options to help you complete your program.

Federal aid is available to help manage the costs of higher education. Learn more and get help organizing your financial aid tasks with Capella’s financial aid planning checklist.

Transfer Credits

Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits. Many students save substantially by transferring previous academic course work into their Capella program. Course work completed at an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution will be considered, regardless of how long ago they were earned. With your permission, we will request your transcripts on your behalf and pay any associated fees.

Transfer up to 48 quarter credits.

PhD Public Safety Leadership transfer credit graphic

*The average tuition calculations assume that students transfer in the electives, take two courses per quarter during the coursework phase, and take 8 quarters for the comprehensive and dissertation phase for a total program length of approximately 4 years. This does not assume any grants or discounts.

Explore More Ways to Save Time & Money

Save money and graduate faster with grants, scholarships, military tuition discounts, and more.

Capella provides support to keep students and alumni on track, academically and financially. We offer in-depth financial aid counseling as well as online resources such as webinars, financial calculators, and more. Your enrollment counselor has extensive training in education financing and is ready to answer your questions.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5943 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.