Total program credits needed for graduation: 104
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week
break between each quarter.
24 Required Courses, 88 quarter credits
|SHB8002||Advanced Research in Adult Human Development and Behavior||4 quarter credits|
|HMSV8120*||Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|HMSV8130*||Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|HMSV8140*||Advanced Research Methods in Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|HS8478||The Family in Social Context||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8100||Fundamentals of Social Science Research||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8101||Interdisciplinary Leadership in Social and Behavioral Sciences||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8111*||Quantitative Research Methods in Studies in the Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8112*||Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Human Services||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8113*||Advanced Study in Research Methods||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8315||Advanced Program Design||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8316||Advanced Program Evaluation||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8331||Advanced Child and Adolescent Studies||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8441||Advanced Ethics and Leadership in Studies in Human Behavior||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8551||Advanced Contemporary Issues in Studies in Human Behavior||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8661||Risk and Resiliency in Diverse Populations||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8775||Issues in Aging, Grief, and Bereavement||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8810||Advanced Issues in Eating Disturbances||4 quarter credits|
|SHB8811||Advanced Issues in Addictive Behaviors||4 quarter credits|
|DRS-R8925*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1||3 quarter credits|
|DRS-R8926*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2||3 quarter credits|
|DRS-R8927*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3||3 quarter credits|
Upon completion of all required coursework:
|SHB9919*||Doctoral Comprehensive Examination||3 quarter credits|
Learners must register for SHB9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their specialization requirements.
|SHB9960*||Dissertation Courseroom||3 quarter credits each|
16 quarter credits
Choose any graduate courses related to human behavior within the fields of psychology, counseling, social work, human services, health care, public administration, education, or business.
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day residencies (DRS-R8925, DRS-R8926, DRS-R8927).
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
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Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.