Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs.

Explore options in key professions

  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education (K-12 & Higher Education)
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

Multiple ways to save

  • Employer discounts
  • Military discounts
  • Transfer credit
  • 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.

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

Earn your degree online at Capella University

We offer graduate degrees in the following areas of study:

  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources
  • K-12 Education
  • Nursing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Technology
  • Social Work

We offer undergraduate degrees in the following areas of study:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Nursing
  • Technology

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

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Capella’s BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.*

*The FlexPath option for the BS in Information Technology program specializations is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to www.capella.edu/university-accreditation.

Capella University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 31, 2020.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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

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.

The following program specializations* are accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC):

  • BS in Information Technology – Project Management
  • BS in Business – Project Management
  • MS in Information Systems and Technology Management – Project Management
  • MBA – Project Management

*The FlexPath option for the project management specializations is not accredited by PMI-GAC.

For Nursing Programs: RN license verification required.   This program is not designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced practice licensure as a nurse.

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Capella’s BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.*

*The FlexPath option for the BS in Information Technology program specializations is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Capella University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 31, 2020.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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; 703.838.9808, coa@aamft.org.

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.

The following program specializations* are accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC):

  • BS in Information Technology – Project Management
  • BS in Business – Project Management
  • MS in Information Systems and Technology Management – Project Management
  • MBA – Project Management

*The FlexPath option for the project management specializations is not accredited by PMI-GAC.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to www.capella.edu/university-accreditation.

TESTIMONIALS


"Capella was an awesome experience. I never worried about the credibility of my degree because I realized I was getting a world-class education that would rival anyone's."


James Baker, PhD in Education


"They made me feel like a person, not just a number. That meant a lot to me."


Miriam Napolitano-Magaw, MS in Human Services Mental Health Counseling


"My Capella master's degree helped me to attain a significantly advanced position with a large employer before I had even graduated. I was one quarter away from completing the program at the time of the job offer. Work hard for your degree, and your degree will 'work hard' for you, too."


Barbara Miller Hall