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Capella's Online Master's Degree Programs

Capella's online master's degree programs are designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and leadership experience to help you succeed in a variety of fields and careers. We offer a variety of master's degrees including MBA, MS, MHA, MSN, and more. Many specializations include residential colloquia or field experience requirements to support your academic and professional success. Our accomplished faculty members bring academic credentials and current experience in their field, giving you opportunities to benefit from their on-the-job expertise as well as the relevant, rigorous curriculum.


Gain the advanced business education and practical skill sets that employers are seeking with an online master’s degree in business.

Information Technology

Get ahead in a growing field and gain the right skills to manage the challenges in this sector with an online master’s degree in information technology.


Gain the skills and knowledge to help others, take on an expanded role in your profession, or move your career in a new direction with a master’s degree in counseling.


Keep building your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to make a bigger impact in your field with an online master’s degree in psychology.


Build leadership skills that align with your career goals and enhance your contributions to educational institutions with an online master’s degree in education.

Health Care

As demand in health care professions continues to grow, position yourself to become a leader in the field with an online master’s degree in health care.


Seize the opportunity to impact patient and systems outcomes with an online master’s degree in nursing.

Public Service

Learn to lead and manage public service organizations, while focusing on cross-functional roles and collaboration across disciplines, with an online master's degree in public service.

Why Choose Capella

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.

Salaries for Capella master's graduates increased an average of


within one year of graduating

Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2013

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning


Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. The full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations is available here. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

See the list of programs and specializations in the Professional Education Unit.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is a nationally recognized accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

Capella University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 31, 2020.

The MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 703.838.9808,

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.