Total program credits needed for graduation: 96
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
22 Required Courses, 80 course quarter credits
PSL7010, PSL7020, and PSL7030 taken in a prescribed sequence.
|PSL7010||21st-Century Communication and Leadership||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7020*||Professional Practice and Collaboration in a Diverse and Dynamic World||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7030*||Introduction to Critical Analysis and Research||4 quarter credits|
|EMG7015*||Application of Emergency Management Theory||4 quarter credits|
|EMG7025*||Emergency Management Policy and the Administration of Emergencies and Disasters||4 quarter credits|
|EMG7035*||Emergency Management Systems||4 quarter credits|
|EMG8015*||Risk Management in Emergency Management||4 quarter credits|
|EMG8025*||Emergency Management Operations and Planning||4 quarter credits|
|EMG8035*||Response, Continuity, Recovery, and Resilience||4 quarter credits|
|EMG8045*||Contemporary Issues in Emergency Management||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7860*||Survey of Research Methods||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7864*||Quantitative Design and Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7868*||Qualitative Design and Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|PSL-R8925*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1||3 quarter credits|
|PSL-R8926*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2||3 quarter credits|
|PSL-R8927*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3||3 quarter credits|
Choose one from the following courses:
|PSL8110*||Advanced Qualitative Analysis in Public Service Leadership OR||4 quarter credits|
|PSL8120*||Multivariate Analysis in Public Service Leadership||4 quarter credits|
Upon completion of all required coursework:
|PSL9919*||Doctoral Comprehensive Examination||3 quarter credits|
Learners must register for PSL9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their program requirements.
|PSL9960*||Dissertation Courseroom||3 quarter credits each|
16 quarter credits
Choose any graduate course(s).
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
If you have elective courses yet to satisfy in your program, you may be able to add a concentration and satisfy those degree requirements at the same time, with no additional program cost or time commitment. Concentrations available for this program include:
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.