25 Years of Online Doctoral Experience

A Clear Roadmap for Success

Your life is full, and taking on the challenges of a doctoral program can be difficult. For that reason, we’ve designed our doctoral programs to help you every step of the way—breaking the experience into smaller, manageable pieces that build on one another to help you earn your doctorate.


Capella’s faculty members are deeply committed to your success, and will play a critical role in your development.

Our team of faculty all have doctorates and years of experience in their professional field. That translates into a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience that will help shape your doctoral journey and be critical to your academic success. In many programs, to help you reach the finish line, you will also be assigned a faculty mentor who partners with you, acting as your guide throughout your doctoral capstone project—one step at a time.

Meet our faculty.

Support Teams

This group of experienced professionals round out the support that will help propel you to graduation.

Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are committed to supporting your academic development and progress.


Librarians help with the vital stage of research and are accessible by email, phone, and at residencies.

Writing Coaches

Writing coaches offer strategies to help you develop in the area of academic writing.

Financial Aid Advisors

Financial aid avisors help you understand strategies for financing your education.

Career Counselors

Career counselors suggest activities throughout your program to help you reach your career goals.

Enrollment Counselors

Enrollment counselors help you find your program fit, navigate the admissions process, and get you started.

Online Resources

You have access to a host of online resources that are critical to your doctoral journey.

Academic and Capstone Planning Tools

You’ll find a wealth of materials regarding the capstone process, including a doctoral project manual and much more.


The online library has countless resources and databases relevant to your research, including hard-to-locate materials. Experienced librarians are available to help aid you in your research.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is your one-stop resource for writing help. It’s designed to help you improve your academic writing skills. For more personalized support, you can connect directly with a writing coach.

Career Center

You'll find a variety of resources (e.g., resume/CV builder, job search tools, career exploration guides, etc.) developed specifically for Capella students and alumni, as well as personal assistance from professional career counselors.

Self-Management Tools

To assist you in your journey, Capella has created resources specifically designed for doctoral students to help with staying motivated, handling stress, organization, time management, and relationship management.

Quantitative Skills Center

You’ll find resources and live support in statistics, and other quantitative skill areas. Strengthening such skills can help boost your research, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical-thinking abilities.

Want to know what it's like to be a doctoral student?

Get the entire story. Know what to expect. Hear from people who have been through it. See the process unfold. If fear of the unknown is holding you back, this is a chance to propel yourself forward.

Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.