Our Multidisciplinary Approach
It is critical for public service leaders to work across disciplines and partner to meet today's challenges. We have designed multidisciplinary programs that offer a depth of knowledge in your professional area and in the broader public service sector. No matter which degree you are seeking, you will learn how to be an effective leader and a skilled collaborator.
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.
We have aligned our competencies within the nonprofit management and leadership doctoral and master's degree programs to match what nonprofit employers, such as the YMCA, are seeking.
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Meet Our Distinguished Faculty
100% of the public administration, nonprofit management and human services faculty members in the Capella School of Public Service hold a doctoral degree. Our experienced instructors hold expertise in careers with regional, national, and international public service organizations and many of whom are Human Services-Board Certified Professionals/ Practitioners.
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Barbara Schneider Doctor of Public Administration
Dr. Robert Wright guides my learning, by posing leading questions that enhance my knowledge, increase my research abilities, and broaden my horizon. He motivates me to reach higher, never allowing me to let my imagined limitations restrict my vision and my growth.
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To be eligible for the Military Advance Doctoral Grant you must have a military affiliation, enroll in an eligible doctoral program at Capella University by December 8, 2014, and meet all other eligibility requirements.
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To be eligible for the Public Service Master's Grant you must enroll in an eligible program at Capella University by September 8, 2014, and meet all other eligibility requirements.
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10% Military Discount
Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs.
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To be eligible for the PhD Colloquium Grant you must enroll in an eligible PhD program at Capella University by September 8, 2014, and meet all other eligibility requirements.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.
Employer & Association Discounts
Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.
Students in certain programs have access to free online textbooks.
Credit for Real-World Experience
You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.
One year after completing their degree, 90% of graduates would recommend Capella.
Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime
At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.