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Advance Your Career with an Online Certificate Program

An online certificate from Capella can increase your career options by updating or adding to your skill set with a focused, short-term program of 4–6 targeted courses. Capella offers graduate and post-graduate certificates in more than a dozen fields, and coursework completed in a certificate program may be applied toward select graduate degree programs. Our online certificate programs combine the practical experiences required for your profession, and the flexibility to get you most directly to your goals. The programs are streamlined for efficiency, deliver real world application, and deepen your knowledge of the field.


Build new knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace. Help differentiate yourself in the job market with an online business certificate.

Information Technology

Demonstrate specialized knowledge and gain the expert skillsets required to handle complex problems with an online information technology certificate.


Enhance your ability to connect with your clients, gain new specialized skills, and improve your capacity to serve others with an online counseling certificate.


Expand your abilities to help others, earn a marketable credential, and improve your career prospects with an online psychology certificate.


Develop the skills that will help you better serve your students and keep your career moving forward with an online education certificate.

Health Sciences

Earn a marketable credential and build new knowledge to immediately apply in the workplace with an online health sciences certificate.


Elevate your practice, gain a marketable skill, improve patient care, and differentiate yourself with an online nursing certificate.

Public Service

Build relevant skills that can be immediately applied on the job and help differentiate yourself in the public sector with an online public service certificate.

Why Choose Capella

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.



of Capella alumni reported that they are satisfied with the return on their education investment.


Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2013

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.