steps in getting a phd

What Are the Steps in Getting a PhD?

Learn what common stages you can expect in any PhD program.


Is There Coursework in a Doctoral Program?

Coursework is an essential part of any doctoral program, and it sets the stage for the dissertation phase. Learn more ab...


What Can I Get a PhD or Professional Doctorate In?

A doctoral degree is the highest level of educational attainment in almost every field. Learn about the different doctor...


phd vs professional doctorate

The Difference Between a PhD and Professional Doctorate

Learn the main difference between these two doctoral program types and the questions you should ask to help guide your p...



4 Ways Social Work Students Can Stay on Top of Industry Trends

4 tips on how to keep your industry knowledge up-to-date while getting a Doctor of Social Work degree.

Social Work & Human Services

College Dean Speaks to Professional and Financial Rewards of a PhD [video]

Discover how one educator advanced from administrator to college dean with a PhD in Education from Capella University.

Education, Student & Alumni Stories

Their Journey to the PhD: Lisa’s Story in Business Management

Balancing PhD studies with work, family life, and social obligations can be stressful—unless you have a plan. Here’s...

Business, Student & Alumni Stories

Their Journey to the PhD: David’s Story in Leadership

The same day he graduated from Capella University with a PhD, David received an invitation to interview for a teaching j...

Business, Student & Alumni Stories

which doctor of psychology specialization is right for you

Doctor of Psychology – Which Specialization Is Right for You?

Discover how a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from Capella University can help you advance your career as a clinical or sch...