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Capella's Online Master's Degree Programs

Capella's online master's degree programs are designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and leadership experience to help you succeed in a variety of fields and careers. We offer a variety of master's degrees including MBA, MS, MHA, MSN, and more. Many specializations include residential colloquia or field experience requirements to support your academic and professional success. Our accomplished faculty members bring academic credentials and current experience in their field, giving you opportunities to benefit from their on-the-job expertise as well as the relevant, rigorous curriculum.

Business & Technology

Pursue a new career or advance in your current role with an online master's degree in business or technology from Capella. Our MBA and MS degrees can help you learn business and technology skills you can apply immediately, and prepare you for consulting, corporate management, or leadership opportunities. Capella also provides military discounts and support for service members.

Counseling & Psychology

Gain the skills and knowledge to help others, take on an expanded role in your profession, or move your career in a new direction. Capella's online master of science degrees in counseling or psychology includes CACREP accredited programs to help advance your expertise and credentials. Capella currently offers three CACREP-accredited programs: MS-Mental Health Counseling, MS-Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy, and MS-School Counseling.


Strengthen your role and increase your impact in the education system. An online master's of science degree in higher education or P-12 from Capella can help you build leadership skills that align with your career goals and enhance your contributions to educational institutions.

Health Care & Nursing

As demand in health care professions continues to grow, position yourself to become a leader in the field. Capella's online master's degree can prepare you for leadership positions in the health care industry or advance your nursing career with our CCNE-accredited RN-to-MSN program.

Public Service

Learn to lead and manage public service organizations with an online master's degree in public service from Capella. Our multidisciplinary approach focuses on cross-functional roles and collaboration across disciplines, including public safety, public administration, criminal justice, community services, emergency management, social work, and health care programs. Capella also provides military discounts and support for service members.

Why Choose Capella

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.

Salaries for Capella master's graduates increased an average of


within one year of graduating

Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2013

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


This specialization is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). For the complete list of Capella University programs and specializations accredited by ACBSP, please check the University Accreditation page.

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is a nationally recognized accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

Capella University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 31, 2020.

The MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 703.838.9808,