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Capella University Online

Are you ready to go further in your profession? Start with Capella.

About Capella University
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

Respected programs that move you forward

Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella's commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, and recognitions and designations. Right now, more than 34,000 students - from all 50 states and more than 61 countries around the world - are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. Explore options in key professions:

  • Business and technology
  • Health care and nursing
  • Education
  • Counseling and psychology
  • Public service
Multiple ways to save
  • Employer discounts
  • Military discounts
  • Transfer credit
  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Streamlined programs
  • E-books
  • Credit for real-world learning
Online flexibility and personalized support

At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, at the times and places that fit your life. And if you need backup, there are support services available every step of the way.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next - your Point C.

Quick Facts


School Name

Capella University

City

Minneapolis

State

Minnesota

General Information

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.
Learn about completion rates, affordability, and more at www.capellaresults.com

Year Founded:

1993

Accreditation:

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Nursing Programs Accreditation:
The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Study Areas:

Business

Advance your career in business management

Capella's degree programs are designed around external, professional standards to ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge you need to reach the top of your field.  We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can use immediately—taking practical solutions directly from your courses into the workplace. Move forward with BS, MS, MBA, DBA, PhD, and certificate options: 

FlexPath: A new way to earn your degree

Available in select business programs, Capella University’s FlexPath option lets you earn a degree that delivers the skills and knowledge for long-term career success—in a more efficient, flexible way.

Criminal Justice
Advance your career in criminal justice

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to perform at the top of your field—with Capella University’s broad degree offerings, accomplished faculty, and advanced learning technology.

Designed for success

Capella’s degree programs are built around industry standards and focus on real-world application, so you’ll gain skills and knowledge you can immediately apply to your career. Plus, our criminal programs are designed with a multidisciplinary approach to offer a depth of knowledge in your professional area and in the public service sector as a whole.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs at Capella University.

Counseling
Advance your career - and support others - with options in counseling

Further your counseling career with an advanced degree.

Whether you’re interested in treating people directly, conducting research, or focusing on advocacy or programs that help others, Capella University offers a pathway to take you further. Options include:

Respected counseling programs

The MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, coa@aamft.org.

Capella University’s Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) from July 18, 2009 through March 31, 2020.

Exceptional faculty

Nearly all of Capella's counseling and Psychology faculty have doctoral degrees and many work as licensed practitioners, school counselors, marriage and family therapists,or professional counselors.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs at Capella University.

Education
Master’s and doctoral programs for educators

Capella University offers multiple ways for educators—at both the P-12 and college levels—to enhance their expertise and go further in their profession.

Specializations for P-12 professionals include: Capella’s higher education specializations include: Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs at Capella University.

Health Care
Go further in health care

From the behind-the-scenes administrators to the shapers of health policy to the stewards of health information, there are many crucial players in health care. At Capella University, you’ll find respected programs that deliver the skills and knowledge you need to go further—whatever your goals.

Health Administration Health Care (Business and Information Technology) Public Health Aligned with NCHL competencies

Capella is the only online university whose MHA program aligns with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs and exclusive benefits.  Make it happen with respected degree programs and exclusive benefits.

Human Resources
Find your path to HR leadership

Expand your capabilities as an HR leader and strategic partner in your organization with an advanced degree from Capella University. Learn with a highly relevant curriculum and faculty who are practicing HR professionals.

HR degrees at Capella

With HR programs ranging from bachelor’s to doctoral, Capella University has a pathway to move you forward.

Recognized for quality

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) has acknowledged that Capella University’s BS in Business specialization in HR Management, MBA specialization in HR Management, and MS in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs and exclusive benefits.

Information Technology

Advance your IT Career - to your Point C

As an IT professional, you’ve worked hard to get from Point A to Point B. But now, you’re ready to go further in your career. Designed for both immediate on-the-job impact and long-term success, Capella’s competency-based IT programs can help you get to your Point C.

Information Technology FlexPath: A new way to earn your degree

Available in select business programs, Capella University’s FlexPath option lets you earn a degree that delivers the skills and knowledge for long-term career success—in a more efficient, flexible way.

Learn with confidence Earn credit for your IT knowledge

To recognize what you’ve already accomplished, Capella offers opportunities to earn credit with your previous knowledge and IT certifications—including CISSP®, PMP®, CISM®, and more—to save you time and money on your degree.

Ready to go further?
Speak with a Capella University enrollment counselor.

Nursing
Go further in nursing

From the front-line care to the behind-the-scenes administration, nurses play a crucial role in health care. At Capella University, you’ll find respected nursing programs that deliver the skills and knowledge you need to go further—whatever your goals.

Nursing Respected nursing programs

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs and exclusive benefits.

 

Project Management
Take your project management career to the next level - with Capella

Organizations need project management professionals who’ve not only mastered the technical side of their role, but also understand the business needs of the enterprise. With the right balance of project management know-how and business insight, Capella’s programs are designed to meet this demand.

Explore bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral specializations—in both business (also available: FlexPath option) and information technology project management.

Learn with confidence Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs and exclusive benefits.

Psychology
Advance your career—and support others—with options in psychology

Whether you’re interested in treating people directly, conducting research, or focusing on advocacy or programs that help others, Capella University offers a pathway to take you further. Options include:

Master's degree options Recognized for School Psychology

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Recognized for Applied Behavior Analysis

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®: Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis, Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Application, Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism, Ethics for Applied Behavior Analysis, Issues in Assessment, Intervention Support, and Related Systems. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C.

Public Administration
Step up and lead - earn a degree in public administration

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to perform at the top of your field—with Capella University’s broad degree offerings, accomplished faculty, and advanced learning technology.

Designed for success

Capella’s degree programs are built around industry standards and focus on real-world application, so you’ll gain skills and knowledge you can immediately apply to your career. Plus, our public service leadership programs are designed with a multidisciplinary approach to offer a depth of knowledge in your professional area and in the public service sector as a whole.

Public Administratiotn degree options: Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs at Capella University.

Public Safety

Strengthen your leadership skills with a specialization in Public Safety

Capella University addresses the growing need for leaders and professionals in public safety by offering BS, MS, and PhD programs. Capella is one of only a few schools to have an educational alliance with the FBI, and has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Capella's Public Safety degree programs are recognized by Quality Matters™, a faculty-centered peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.

The broad portfolio of specializations includes:

Social Work (DSW)
Prepare yourself for leadership in the growing field of social work

Lead your profession, educate the next generation of social workers, and meet emerging social work issues head on. Effect real change in social work with a DSW program designed to help you develop an expert grasp of social work practice and policy.

Apply what you learn

This professional doctorate contains an action-research dissertation to provide you with a hands-on dissertation experience. This enables you to put your learning into immediate real world application during your DSW program.

Reach your Point C

You’ve taken your career from Point A to Point B. Now you’re ready for what’s next—your Point C. Make it happen with respected degree programs at Capella University.

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