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Advance Your Career in Human Services

The needs of the public are growing and changing at a rapid pace. The public and private sectors need human service professionals with the skills and knowledge to lead, collaborate, and advocate to find working solutions to very real problems.

Get ready to meet these challenges with a flexible, online human services program. At Capella, you’ll benefit from a multidisciplinary approach that expands your abilities to support meaningful change for people, organizations, and communities.

The Right Program for Your Goals

Human service professionals show their dedication to helping others succeed in a variety of careers. Whether you’re drawn to delivering high-touch services as a therapist or case manager, serving clients as a program or service coordinator, or playing an important administrative role as grant manager or organizational director, you can find the degree or certificate program that will move you to the next level at Capella.

A degree in human services can prepare you to support others in a variety of manager or director roles in social service programs. If you choose to serve the community as a whole or decide to focus on the needs of a specific population, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to support meaningful and positive change.

Featured Programs:


Keep building your understanding of leadership, professional practice, research, and ethics


Explore major community and social issues and social science research


Examine the impact of aging on individuals, families, and communities


Develop innovative solutions to emerging challenges in society

Explore related programs in social work, public safety, public health, and public administration.

Virtual Lab Environments, Real-World Results

Strengthen your collaboration skills as you take on real-world challenges in our one-of-a-kind simulation tool. You’ll enhance relevant skills, such as conflict negotiation and collaboration, to prepare you for success in a human services career.

Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society



Tau Upsilon Alpha is a national honor society for students, alumni, and faculty in the field of human services. Its mission is to honor academic excellence; foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and promote excellence in serving humanity. Capella University’s Tau Upsilon Alpha chapter is an extension of the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS).

Capella also has a Human Services Club whose primary objective is to help others gain a greater understanding of the field while enriching the academic, social and learning experiences of our students.

A Direct and Affordable Path

At Capella, you’ll reach your goals faster and more affordably thanks to time- and money-saving opportunities like a $3,000 Scholarship for a Master’s in Public Service degree program.

Fast track your progress with our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and earn credit when you demonstrate mastery of competencies gained through previous coursework, experience, and professional certifications—like the HS-BCP Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.

Distinguished Faculty

Every faculty member in the Capella School of Public Service Leadership holds a doctoral degree. Our experienced instructors provide expertise to regional, national, and international public service organizations and government agencies.

View all public service faculty.