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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
Apply knowledge of laws and policies, professional and ethical
behaviors, and effective cultural, global, and diversity
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
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
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the
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
|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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