Built by experts in the field, this PhD program is designed around the Council for Standards in Human Services Education and National Organization for Human Services.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced faculty who
are actively engaged in the human services profession.
Build social and community services expertise with a combination of
online courses, in-person learning experiences, and engaging
Apply what you learn in a multidisciplinary environment with
interactive tools that develop skills in collaboration and
Courses in your PhD program include access to RiverBend City, an
interactive tool where you apply what you’re learning in a realistic,
Our PhD in Human Services, Social and Community 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
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
In your social and community services specialization, you’ll focus on
applying skills in effective negotiation and mediation, conflict
management, and creating effective collaboration across an
organization. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to
get an early start on your dissertation.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|HMSV8002||Multidisciplinary Practice and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners|
|HS8476||Methods of Family Research|
|HS8478||The Family in Social Context|
|HS8764||Contemporary Issues in Compulsive and Addictive Behavior Treatment|
You have the power to affect an entire community for good. Earning a
PhD in Human Services, Social and Community Services can help you
prepare as a leader, advanced practitioner, or educator.
Collaboration is the new norm for human services. These 3 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.
*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.