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Online Certificates & Individual Courses

Want to expand your career options? Our undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate certificates and individual courses provide specialized knowledge to add to your skill-set and potentially differentiate you in the job market.

Dive Deep: Specialize in an Area of Interest

Certificates often take less time to complete than a degree program. A new credential and fresh knowledge may speed up your ability to advance your career. Whether that means taking on more challenging projects, going for a promotion, or seeking a new position in another company, earning a certificate may help act as stepping stone between your current job and your goals.

Online Certificates and Individual Courses

Individual courses

Move closer towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, psychology, nursing, business, and more.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

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Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Happy Grads

92% of alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.¹

Satisfied Employers

83% of supervisors are satisfied with the academic preparation of Capella graduates.²

¹Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2019-2020
²Source: Alumni Employer Survey, 2017-2018

"A certificate sets you apart in the job market. It’s a way to differentiate yourself, a way to grow your expertise. Earning a certificate makes you more marketable.”

Leigh Johnson
Capella University Product Manager

Ready to Earn a Certificate?

Our comprehensive University Guide provides information designed to help you choose your online program.

Why Choose Capella?

An undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate certificate can set you apart with updated skills for employers to notice. 

Opportunity to Advance

Based on your program, you might find a combination of theoretical coursework, comprehensive exams, and practical field work and residencies combine to take you to the next level.

Progress Quickly

Start your dissertation or final project early in your program, with faculty and advisor support.

Rigorous, Not Impossible

Our curriculum equips you to challenge your mind and advance your field, preparing you to reach your goals.

Research Assistance

Research seminars embedded into coursework help you focus on completion of your dissertation or capstone project.

Learn from Faculty Experts

Made up of scholars and scholar-practitioners, our faculty can provide valuable mentorship throughout your doctoral program.

Ways to Save

Grants, scholarships, military benefits, and employer tuition reimbursements may be available to help you pay for your degree. Talk with one of our financial aid advisors today.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary by program, but generally speaking, the following are required for doctoral programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • Your official transcripts, minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. Fee is required to initiate an application for admission and must be paid as part of the application process. The fee covers the cost of transcript requests, transcript evaluation and other administrative costs.

Additional Certificate Information

3 Reasons to Earn a Certificate Alongside Your Online Degree

Update your skills in short-term programs that pack a punch.

Yes, You Can Take an Individual College Course Online

You may know Capella for its degree programs. But individual courses are also available.

What Is a Graduate Certificate?

A graduate or post-graduate certificate can boost your skill set and prepare you for pursuing an advanced degree.

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