Communities need leaders with the high-level knowledge and experience to make tough calls and change lives; our doctoral programs will give you the advanced training you need.
Learn to manage the needs of the public in a variety of situations, and amp up your ability to make a bigger impact on your community.
Gain the foundational skills you need to protect the public and manage the complex issues facing our society.
At Capella, you’ll get a competency-based education, meaning our
professionally aligned public service programs help create leaders who
are prepared to make an impact on their communities—even before
All our faculty hold doctoral degrees and bring years of experience,
as well as the latest theories and practice to students.
Take on real-world challenges in immersive simulations as you
strengthen leadership skills in a risk-free environment.
Learn the theories and body of knowledge for your profession, as well
as how to apply that knowledge to job situations.
Access your learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device,
and set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.
You won’t learn alone. In your courses, you’ll interact in a
multidisciplinary environment that mimics the real world.
We have hundreds of partnerships with institutions from around the
U.S., including public service organizations.
Career paths in governance, nonprofit leadership, and community
management are all related to an MPA.
It takes a range of public service professionals, from law
enforcement to case managers, to respond to a crisis.
Technology has become a key factor in helping to solve crimes more
efficiently and effectively.