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Social and Community Services
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services

Combine your passion for helping others and your vision for stronger communities in an online PhD in Human Services, Social & Community Services from Capella University.

Study advanced theory and current professional practice in human services—and prepare for a leadership role as a social change agent at community, state, and national levels.

Blended, Flexible Learning

Build social and community services expertise with a combination of online courses, in-person learning experiences, and engaging curriculum.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Apply what you learn in a multidisciplinary environment with interactive tools that develop skills in collaboration and leadership.

Real-World Learning with Virtual Simulations

Gain hands-on experience using an interactive tool that simulates realistic, multidisciplinary human services scenarios.

Classes start May 10

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 10 Core courses
  • 16 max transfer credits
  • 7 Specialization courses
  • 3 Elective courses
  • 3 Dissertation research seminars
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Dissertation

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.