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Built by experts in the field, this DHS program is designed around
the Council for Standards in Human Services Education and National
Organization for Human Services.
Capella University was one of the first universities to offer a
Doctor of Human Services program.
Courses in your DHS program include access to RiverBend City, an
interactive tool where you apply what you’re learning in a realistic,
Apply advanced human services skills to collaboratively resolve
current issues in diverse communities and settings.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced faculty who
are actively engaged in the human services profession.
Participate in course discussions and activities as part of
demonstrating innovative and timely theory, research, and
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
You’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor early in your program to
help you move toward completion of your capstone project.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans
could be eligible for a discount.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Work with a faculty member who can help you examine key support elements and identify potential project sites for your capstone topic.
Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.
|HMSV8404||Leadership Theory and Practice in For-Profit, Nonprofit, and Government Human Services Programs||4 quarter credits|
|HMSV8406||Community Collaboration and Outreach in Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|HMSV8304||Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness for Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|HMSV8214||Funding and Grant Writing Skills for Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|HMSV8320||Effective Negotiation and Mediation Skills for Human Services Leaders||4 quarter credits|
The work you do in the leadership and organizational management
specialization can help you unlock your potential as a human services
Jobs in human services range from working with clients to managing organizations to building infrastructures.
Collaboration is the new norm for human services. These three examples from the field demonstrate why.
Find out which type of doctoral degree in human services is the best
match for your career goals.
*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.