Capella is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)—a global standard in public service education—ensuring your degree is highly recognized and respected in the public administration field.
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 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.
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.Barbara SchneiderDoctor of Public Administration
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.
To be eligible for the $10,000 Military Advance Doctoral Doctorate Scholarship you must enroll in a qualifying master's program by December 7, 2015, pass your first course, and meet all other eligibility requirements.
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.
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.