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Social Work & Human Services Degrees

Work for the Greater Good

Offer your talents to those who need it most, when and where they need it most. Capella’s online social work and human services degrees channel your passion to serve your community.

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.

MSW

Master of Social Work

Gain advanced leadership skills and prepare to step into a general or clinical practice (in most states) in a management or supervisory role offering social work services.

MSW

Master of Social Work, Advanced Standing

Already have a BSW? Build on your foundational knowledge, gain advanced leadership skills, and prepare for general or clinical practice (in most states) or a management or supervisory role.

MS

MS in Human Services

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help serve our changing world with an advanced degree in human services.

Individual Courses

Move closer towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, psychology, nursing, business, and more. 

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Why Choose Capella?

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. In Capella’s online social work and human services programs, you’ll be part of a dynamic group of educators, learners, and support staff as you learn to make a bigger impact in your field.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our competency-based curriculum aligns with professional standards so you gain the most relevant skills and knowledge.

Programs that Fit Your Life

Tackle coursework on your schedule with 24/7 online access to your courseroom anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Accreditation Makes the Difference

Capella University’s Master of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Relevant, Applicable Coursework

With learning designed around industry standards, you’ll apply theory to scenarios you encounter on the job every day.

Scholarship-Practitioner Faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from faculty with top academic credentials and real-world experience.

Engaging, Personal Instruction

Interact in a courseroom that simulates on-the-job situations to learn vital collaboration and cross-functional skills.

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.