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Online Doctoral Degree Programs

A Doctorate? Yes You Can.

Whether you choose a PhD or professional doctorate, you’ll find Capella degree programs are designed to prepare you to lead, teach, or consult through research or practical experience.

PHD

PhD in Business Management

Prepare to assume a leadership role as a business professional—learn to teach, consult, or lead as you research business systems, management, economics, and more.

DBA

Doctor of Business Administration

Understand foundational business theories and apply them to solve a real—
world problem in the workplace through in-person residencies and an applied doctoral research project.

PHD

PhD in Information Technology

Prepare for leadership, teaching, and consulting in the IT field, with specializations designed to meet specific career goals while focusing on advanced research and writing.

DIT

Doctor of Information Technology

 Work toward becoming a thought leader or professor in a doctoral program with specializations in areas such as information assurance and cybersecurity and IT education. 

PHD

PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior

Get ready to pursue positions in higher education and social and behavioral settings with a program that emphasizes research and interdisciplinary leadership theory. 

PHD

PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision

 Develop your clinical, teaching, research, and leadership skills with online coursework, residencies, and field experiences in this advanced program for counselor educators. 

PHD

PhD in Psychology

 Broaden your knowledge of human behavior and focus on advanced research in your chosen specialization of psychology while diving deeper into areas such as teaching, consulting, and leadership.

PSYD

Doctor of Psychology

Prep for state licensure eligibility with clinical training and an advanced scientific study of mental disorders, assessment, and psychotherapy for adults and children. 

PSYD

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology

Learn to lead strategies that positively impact young people while developing proficiencies in consultation, supervision, evaluation, ethics, intervention and prevention, and more.

PHD

PhD in Education

Focus on research and expertise in the specialization of your choice, including K-12 studies, curriculum and instruction, and special education.

EDD

Doctor of Education

Develop your expertise with a specialization in administration, curriculum, technology, and more in this practitioner-focused program. 

EDS

Education Specialist

Increase your knowledge and effectiveness as you pursue a leadership role in education and broaden your career options; specialize in your area of educational interest.  

DHA

Doctor of Health Administration

 Lead at the top of your field as you improve health care systems and collaborate interprofessionally to solve real-life organizational issues.

DRPH

Doctor of Public Health

Lead in public health by applying evidence to solve public health problems and improve community health outcomes.

DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice

 Develop into an effective leader capable of applying evidence-based practice to help improve patient outcomes and influence health care systems with a focus on quality.

PHD

PhD in Criminal Justice

 Analyze and address the complex challenges facing courts, corrections, and law enforcement at the highest levels, and conduct original research in the criminal justice fields. 

DPA

Doctor of Public Administration

Use case studies, conduct valid research, and evaluate current theories to prepare to teach, consult, or lead on issues involving public policy and public administration.

PHD

PhD in Emergency Management

Examine the relevant research in crisis and emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, and conduct research for leading and managing emergency systems.

DEM

Doctor of Emergency Management

Focus on policy development and evaluation in crisis and emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation; develop policies for crisis intervention and resilience.

PHD

PhD in Human Services

Take your leadership, research, and practical skills to a new level and position yourself to help create the positive changes you'd like to see in your community.

DSW

Doctor of Social Work

Prepare to be a leader, researcher, or advanced practitioner with a curriculum focused on critical thinking, leadership, research, and use of technology.  

DHS

Doctor of Human Services

Gain skills in leadership, strategic planning, and data analysis for improved community empowerment and client advocacy.

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Which Doctoral Degree Fits Your Goals?

This guide can answer your questions about getting an online doctoral degree and if it's a fit for you.

Why Choose Capella?

Step out ahead in your field with a valuable online doctoral degree and earn the prestige and respect that comes with reaching the highest point of your education.

Opportunity to Advance

Based on your program, you might find a combination of theoretical coursework, comprehensive exams, and practical field work and residencies combine to take you to the next level.

Progress Quickly

Start your dissertation or final project early in your program, with faculty and advisor support.

Rigorous, Not Impossible

Our curriculum equips you to challenge your mind and advance your field, preparing you to reach your goals.

Research Assistance

Research seminars embedded into coursework help you focus on completion of your dissertation or capstone project.

Learn from Faculty Experts

Made up of scholars and scholar-practitioners, our faculty can provide valuable mentorship throughout your doctoral program.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.