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.


Business & Technology

Pursue a new career or advance in your current role with an online master's degree in business or technology from Capella. Our MBA and MS degrees can help you learn business and technology skills you can apply immediately, and prepare you for consulting, corporate management, or leadership opportunities. Capella also provides military discounts and support for service members.

Counseling & Psychology

Gain the skills and knowledge to help others, take on an expanded role in your profession, or move your career in a new direction. Capella's online master's of science degree in counseling or psychology includes CACREP accredited programs to help advance your expertise and credentials.


Strengthen your role and increase your impact in the education system. An online master's of science degree in higher education or P-12 from Capella can help you build leadership skills that align with your career goals and enhance your contributions to educational institutions.

Health Care & Nursing

As demand in health care professions continues to grow, position yourself to become a leader in the field. Capella's online master's degree can prepare you for leadership positions in the health care industry or advance your nursing career with our CCNE-accredited RN-to-MSN program.

Public Service

Learn to lead and manage public service organizations with an online master's degree in public service from Capella. Our multidisciplinary approach focuses on cross-functional roles and collaboration across disciplines, including public safety, public administration, criminal justice, community services, emergency management, and health care programs. Capella also provides military discounts and support for service members.

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

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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

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.

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 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 following specializations have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC):

MS in Information Systems and Technology Management - Project Management
MBA - Project Management

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Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

NCATE-accredited programs are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the preparation of P-12 teachers and other professional school personnel. Alumni of these programs are highly regarded by many school districts, licensing authorizes, and teaching professionals.

In addition to being nationally accredited, key programs in Capella's Professional Education Unit (PEU) have received national recognition by a Specialized Professional Association, indicating they have met the high standards of that association.