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.
Learn to Lead in a Multidisciplinary World
Collaboration is critical within the public safety field. Capella's simulation tool, Riverbend City, provides an adaptable learning environment where you take on a leadership role. You will engage with the scenarios through missions tied to discussions and assignments to strengthen your collaboration skills vital to managing real-world challenges. No other university provides this cutting-edge learning experience.
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Meet Our Distinguished Faculty
Nearly every faculty member in the Capella School of Public Service holds a doctoral degree. Our experienced instructors provide expertise to regional, national, and international public service and health care organizations including emergency response agencies, law enforcement, Fortune 500 health care organizations, the U.S. armed forces, and the U.S. government.
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To be eligible for the Bachelor's Completion Grant, you must start your Bachelor of Science degree program at Capella University by September 8, 2014, pass your first course, and carry at least 7 credits in each subsequent quarter of the grant period.
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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.
15% Military Discount
Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 15% tuition discount off bachelor's programs.
Sophia Low-Cost Undergraduate Courses
You can save time and money by choosing to take your general education required courses at our learning partner, Sophia Pathways, rather than at Capella. For example, fulfilling just two of your general education requirements would typically take 3 months and cost about $3,000. You could complete these same requirements at Sophia in under 60 days — for around $650.
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.
On average, those with a bachelor's degree in public administration receive a 35% earnings boost by obtaining their graduate degree.
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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.