what is doctoral residency

What Is a Doctoral Residency?

Residency help prepare doctoral students for comprehensive exams and dissertation research and writing.


What Are the Steps in Getting a Professional Doctorate?

The steps in getting a professional doctorate vary across degree programs and universities. Here are the stages you coul...


Franciscan Priest and Capella Graduate Named Saint Francis University President

Father Malachi Van Tassell shares the story of his wide-ranging career, and how his PhD helped him achieve his goals.

Education, Student & Alumni Stories

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

How Do I Balance Getting A Doctoral Degree With My Family And Career?

It is possible to balance the needs of family, career, and a doctoral program. Capella University staff and alumni share...