Veterans, service members and their spouses are eligible to receive a 10-15% military tuition discount.
Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.
Everything I did at Capella was amazing in terms of content, and it also made me a better teacher in terms of technique.Lance Robert,DPA
As a current student at Capella University, my experience has been amazing. The staff is very professional, helpful, and encouraging.Geneise Graham,Doctor of Public Administration learner
Embrace promising career opportunities as a researcher, educator, or leader in the government, nonprofit, or private sector. At Capella, you’ll find a multidisciplinary public administration doctoral program to help you effectively address social and community issues and make an even bigger impact on public policy.
Explore your goals to choose the right doctoral program for your career path. Consider a Doctor of Public Administration program to impact multidisciplinary public policy and administration issues and strengthen your collaboration and leadership skills.
Whether you want to better understand human service leadership, elevate your professional practice, or bring your research and ethics studies to a new level, a PhD in Human Services can help you reach your goals.
If you’d like to dive into curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, action research, and the integration of theoretical knowledge with practical experience, the Doctor of Social Work program may be a better fit. Your DSW studies will focus on the growing use of technology to expand the reach or effectiveness of social service programs, build awareness of important social issues, and enhance professional development.
Your Doctor of Public Administration program includes online coursework and comprehensive exams as well as a dissertation. Writing a dissertation can be a challenge, but at Capella, you’ll find expert support at every stage to keep you moving forward, including:
Capella’s streamlined curriculum provides maximum efficiency and cost savings while ensuring that you develop skills aligned to your professional goals. With no residency requirement and transfer opportunities, you can complete your Doctor of Public Administration in as little as three years and gain the knowledge needed for a leadership role in public administration.
Keep your tuition costs down as you increase your earning potential. Savings opportunities include:
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.
Capella is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)—a global standard in public service education—ensuring your degree is highly recognized and respected in the public administration field. Capella’s public administration programs are designed around national public administration curriculum standards, including those from the NASPAA.
Capella is a proud partner of the YMCA, providing employees with a flexible format to advance their education and further improve the communities they serve. We have aligned our competencies within the nonprofit management and leadership doctoral and master's degree programs to match what nonprofit employers, such as the YMCA, are seeking.