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PhD/Doctoral Degrees

Capella University is an online accredited university comprised of eager and vibrant students, and dedicated instructors who support an environment of academic excellence. Through our online campus and course rooms, we provide exceptional higher education and a collaborative community throughout the United States and internationally.

Advance your career with a doctoral degree from Capella

Capella's online doctoral degree programs, including PhD, DBA, DNP, DSW and more, offer advanced theoretical and practical course work in a diverse range of areas. Program features include original research, comprehensive examinations, field experiences, residential colloquia, and a dissertation. Doctoral candidates enjoy a special level of advisor and faculty support and guidance to prepare you for teaching, leadership, research, or consulting positions in a variety of fields.

Business & Technology

Pursue a new career or advance in your current role with an online PhD or other doctoral degree in business or technology from Capella. Study theory-based curriculum to develop and achieve your goals or learn skills you can apply right away, and prepare yourself for consulting, corporate leadership, or teaching opportunities. Capella also provides military discounts and support for service members.

View all business and technology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs
View all Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs

Counseling & Psychology

Make a difference by helping others, advance in your profession or move your career in a new direction. Whether you choose to focus on research, teaching, or professional practice, an online PhD or other doctoral degree in counseling, psychology or social work from Capella provides the skills and knowledge to help you develop and achieve your goals.

View all counseling and psychology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs
View all counseling and psychology Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs
View our Doctor of Social Work DSW program

Education

Play a vital role in the education field, and effect change in universities, institutions, schools and businesses. An online PhD, EdD, or EdS doctoral degree in education from Capella, includes K-12 through higher education specializations, and can help accelerate your career and your contributions to schools, students and communities.

View all education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs
View all Doctor of Education (EdD) programs
View all Education Specialist (EdS) programs

Health Care & Nursing

Make a lasting impact on people's lives and become an expert in your field with an online doctoral degree in health care or nursing from Capella. As demand for health care professionals continues to grow, you can prepare yourself for more high-level administration or teaching opportunities by gaining the leadership and research skills needed to achieve your goals.

View all health care and nursing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs
View our health care and nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program
View all health care and nursing Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programs
View all health care and nursing Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) programs

Public Service

Become a leader in your community and learn the skills needed to face complex public service challenges with an online doctoral degree in public service from Capella. Our multidisciplinary approach focuses on cross-functional roles and collaboration across disciplines, including public safety, public administration, social and community services, and health care programs. Capella also provides military discounts and support for service members

View all public service Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs
View our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program
View all public service Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programs
View all Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) programs
View our Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) program