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Advance the human services community using a multidisciplinary approach to leadership and decision-making.
Learn to use advanced communication, collaboration, advocacy, and leadership techniques.
Apply knowledge of laws and policies, professional and ethical behaviors, and effective cultural, global, and diversity concepts.
Use the newest technology to enhance practice, create innovative solutions, and boost performance.
Further knowledge within public service through a fusion of theory and the application of research.
Our PhD in Human Services, Multidisciplinary Human Services program is designed to remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation process. This unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways: through program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and online resources will help guide you every step of the way.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Our competency-based curriculum aligns with professional standards so you gain the most relevant skills and knowledge.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in the human services profession.
Access your courseroom anytime, anywhere, with any device; set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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.
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
The online multidisciplinary human services doctoral degree curriculum focuses on leading change, program development and management, strategic planning, research, and ethics. You also have the opportunity to choose an elective curriculum. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to get an early start on your dissertation.
Multidisciplinary Practice and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners
Learners in this course critically analyze theory and research in human services, with an emphasis on contemporary research and application issues. In addition, learners use a multidisciplinary approach to examine the connection between individuals, organizations, and society to construct public value in human services. Must be taken during the learner’s first quarter. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer
|4 quarter credits|
Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness for Human Services
In this course, learners practice increasing organizational effectiveness through strategic planning. Using a leadership perspective, learners examine the ways an organization’s effectiveness is evaluated and use this knowledge to guide strategic planning efforts in such organizational areas as advocacy, fund development, and policy development. In addition, learners apply theoretical approaches to program development and evaluation related to for-profit, nonprofit, and government human services settings.
|4 quarter credits|
Ethics and Decision Making in Human Services
Learners in this course analyze ethical practices and procedures relevant to the human services field and the ways they guide decision making. Learners also develop an ethical decision-making framework to assist them in addressing complex human services issues and dilemmas.
|4 quarter credits|
Collaboration is the new norm for human services. These three examples from the field demonstrate why.
Jobs in human services range from working with clients to managing organizations to building infrastructures.
Find out which type of doctoral degree in human services is the best match for your career goals.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our PhD in Multidisciplinary Human Services.
*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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