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Doctor of Philosophy in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior


Advanced Studies in Human Behavior

Make a difference in your community and advance your career with an online PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior from Capella University. Prepare to teach, consult, or lead on issues related to mental health and wellness, risk and resiliency, addictive behaviors, and human relationships across the lifespan.

This program focuses on advanced research, interdisciplinary leadership theory, program development and evaluation, and social influences on human behavior. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to create change for individuals, organizations, and communities through leadership, assessment and evaluation, and advocacy.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced doctoral faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.

Real-world application

Our competency-based approach allows you to immediately apply new knowledge to the work you do every day.

Flexible, engaging online learning

Access your learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device; set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.

Classes start March 8

Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online and in-person
  • 8 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 4 Elective courses
  • 3 Dissertation research seminars
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Dissertation

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.