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 4ā€“6 targeted courses. Capella offers graduate and post-graduate certificates in more than a dozen fields, and course work 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.


Business & Technology

Business and technology post-baccalaureate certificates include courses for HR management, project management, information security, management consulting, and leadership. Capella also offers a Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources preparation course.

Counseling & Psychology

Counseling and psychology post-baccalaureate certificates include courses in behavior analysis, diversity studies, and play therapy, as well as contemporary theory in: addiction, couples and families, and mental health. Capella also offers a post-masters certificate for graduates of our master's specialization in School Psychology.


Education post-baccalaureate certificates include courses in adult and higher education. Capella also offers post-masters certificates for college teaching, and enrollment management.

Health Care & Nursing

Health care and nursing post-baccalaureate certificates include courses in diabetes nursing, health administration, and nursing leadership.

Public Service

Public service post-baccalaureate certificates include public safety courses, such as criminal justice, and interdisciplinary forensics, as well as public administration courses such as health administration, nonprofit management, and social and community services.

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 ā€” 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 ā€” 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: Accredited. Respected.

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.

Capella's BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs are accredited* by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a nationally recognized accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

*The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to Pā€“12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

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.