Advance the professional ethics of the social and community services profession.
Conduct valid, reliable, and ethical research in the social and
community services discipline.
Critically evaluate theories and current practices being used in
Embrace and value the need for diversity in the decision-making
Evaluate social phenomena, current trends, and pressing issues facing
public service today.
Think and write critically and professionally in the social and
community services sphere.
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 social and community services doctoral degree curriculum
offers in-depth study of major community and social issues and social
science research, along with elective courses that allow you to focus
on areas that reflect your professional interests and career
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|
|HS8476||Methods of Family Research|
|HS8478||The Family in Social Context|
|HS8764||Contemporary Issues in Compulsive and Addictive Behavior Treatment|
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 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.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
PhD in Human Services, Social and Community Services degree.
*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.