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DHS in Leadership and Organizational Management
Doctor of Human Services

Transform your career and make a difference in your organization. An online Doctor of Human Services degree in Leadership and Organizational Management from Capella can help you build skills and knowledge that you can use as an effective human services leader.

Study advanced strategies for constructive collaboration with organizations, communities, and individuals. Learn how to provide solutions as a leader and channel your expertise for positive outcomes in a challenging world.

Note: This program is not designed to meet licensure requirements for counseling or social work professions.

Keystone course

Work with a faculty member who can help you examine key support elements and identify potential project sites for your capstone topic.

Doctoral capstone

Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.

Real-world learning with virtual simulations

Courses include virtual, interactive learning where you apply your new skills in a realistic, multidisciplinary environment.

Classes start July 10

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 6 Core courses
  • 20 max transfer credits
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 3 Elective courses
  • 1 Keystone course
  • 1 Doctoral capstone

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $45,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with a DHS in Leadership and Organizational Management degree?

Through this program, you can learn how to apply advanced human services skills to collaboratively resolve current issues in diverse communities and settings. Here are some job titles and employment settings to explore as you consider a DHS in Leadership and Organizational Management.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Adjunct or part-time human services faculty
  • Full-time human services faculty
  • Social services manager
  • Social services director
  • Executive director
  • Program director, children and family services
  • Program manager, children and family services
  • Adoption services manager
  • Director of child welfare services
  • Vocational rehabilitation administrator
  • Director

Employment settings to explore

  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Individual and family services
  • Continuing care retirement facility
  • Government - local, state, federal
  • Religious organization
  • Grantmaking/giving service
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Private for-profit social service company
  • Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Shelter

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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