Study society from a historical, political, and economic perspective
to understand how nonprofits contribute.
Oversee all resources and data-based evidence to achieve successful
performance for nonprofit stakeholders.
Use research and creative approaches to contribute to the global
Apply principles of organizational and social theory to improve life
in our diverse culture and changing society.
Develop collaborative relationships among government, business,
religion, and nonprofit entities.
Lead effective, relevant, and professional communications and ethical
behavior to promote your organization’s mission.
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.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. 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.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans
could be eligible for a discount.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
The online doctoral degree in nonprofit management and leadership
curriculum uses simulations, group problem-solving, and coaching to
teach fund development, public policy, program evaluation, and
performance improvement in the nonprofit sector.
Allows you to work extensively on your dissertation topic,
methodology, literature review, and research plan early in your
Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you dedicated support
early in your program—so you can be confident in the steps to
completing your degree.
During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced
mentor who will help you stay on track to completing your
|Course Number||Course Title|
|HMSV8002||Multidisciplinary Practice and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners|
|NPL7104||Leadership, Governance, and Ethics|
|NPL7304||Financial Analysis and Reporting for Nonprofit Leaders|
|NPL7308||Leading Resource Performance in Nonprofit Organizations|
|NPL8208||Advanced Fund Development Philosophy and Practice|
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about
thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Collaboration is the new norm for human services. These three
examples from the field demonstrate why.
Find out which type of doctoral degree in human services is the best
match for your career goals.
Nonprofit management and public administration are similar. So which
doctoral program is right for you?
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online PhD in Human Services, Nonprofit Management and Leadership
*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.