Online Doctoral Degree Programs
Whether you choose a PhD or professional doctorate, you’ll find Capella degree programs are designed to prepare you to lead, teach, or consult through research or practical experience.
- Online Doctoral Degrees
Pursue a new career or advance in your current role and work toward achieving your goals with an online PhD or professional doctorate in business.
PhD in Business Management
Prepare to assume a leadership role as a business professional—learn to teach, consult, or lead as you research business systems, management, economics, and more.
Doctor of Business Administration
Understand foundational business theories and apply them to solve a real—
world problem in the workplace through in-person residencies and an applied doctoral research project.
Reach your professional pinnacle and become an expert in your field with our flexible, online PhD or professional doctorate in information technology.
PhD in Information Technology
Prepare for leadership, teaching, and consulting in the IT field, with specializations designed to meet specific career goals while focusing on advanced research and writing.
Doctor of Information Technology
Work toward becoming a thought leader or professor in a doctoral program with specializations in areas such as information assurance and cybersecurity and IT education.
Whether your focus is to teach, research, or lead, you can make a difference by helping others with an online PhD in counseling or human behavior.
PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
Get ready to pursue positions in higher education and social and behavioral settings with a program that emphasizes research and interdisciplinary leadership theory.
PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision
Develop your clinical, teaching, research, and leadership skills with online coursework, residencies, and field experiences in this advanced program for counselor educators.
Prepare to advance your career in academia, research, or professional practice with an online PhD or professional doctorate in psychology.
PhD in Psychology
Broaden your knowledge of human behavior and focus on advanced research in your chosen specialization of psychology while diving deeper into areas such as teaching, consulting, and leadership.
Doctor of Psychology
Prep for state licensure eligibility with clinical training and an advanced scientific study of mental disorders, assessment, and psychotherapy for adults and children.
Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology
Learn to lead strategies that positively impact young people while developing proficiencies in consultation, supervision, evaluation, ethics, intervention and prevention, and more.
Play a vital role in education and effect change in universities, institutions, schools, and businesses with an online PhD or professional doctorate in education.
PhD in Education
Focus on research and expertise in the specialization of your choice, including K-12 studies, curriculum and instruction, and special education.
Doctor of Education
Develop your expertise with a specialization in administration, curriculum, technology, and more in this practitioner-focused program.
Increase your knowledge and effectiveness as you pursue a leadership role in education and broaden your career options; specialize in your area of educational interest.
Lead initiatives to improve and transform health care and prepare to advance your career with a professional doctorate in health administration or public health.
Doctor of Health Administration
Lead at the top of your field as you improve health care systems and collaborate interprofessionally to solve real-life organizational issues.
Doctor of Public Health
Lead in public health by applying evidence to solve public health problems and improve community health outcomes.
Transform nursing, lead in a clinical setting, or shape systems of care with Capella’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Develop into an effective leader capable of applying evidence-based practice to help improve patient outcomes and influence health care systems with a focus on quality.
Become a leader in your community and gain skills to face complex public sector challenges with an online PhD or professional doctorate in criminal justice, emergency management, or public administration.
PhD in Criminal Justice
Analyze and address the complex challenges facing courts, corrections, and law enforcement at the highest levels, and conduct original research in the criminal justice fields.
Doctor of Public Administration
Use case studies, conduct valid research, and evaluate current theories to prepare to teach, consult, or lead on issues involving public policy and public administration.
PhD in Emergency Management
Examine the relevant research in crisis and emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, and conduct research for leading and managing emergency systems.
Doctor of Emergency Management
Focus on policy development and evaluation in crisis and emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation; develop policies for crisis intervention and resilience.
Social Work Human Services
Our online doctoral programs can expand your skills to be an effective leader, researcher, or practitioner—making a difference in lives of individuals, families, and communities.
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.
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.
Doctor of Human Services
Gain skills in leadership, strategic planning, and data analysis for improved community empowerment and client advocacy.
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.
Which Doctoral Degree Fits Your Goals?
This guide can answer your questions about getting an online doctoral degree and if it’s a fit for you.
Why Choose Capella?
Step out ahead in your field with a valuable online doctoral degree and earn the prestige and respect that comes with reaching the highest point of your education.
Opportunity to Advance
Based on your program, you might find a combination of theoretical coursework, comprehensive exams, and practical field work and residencies combine to take you to the next level.
Start your dissertation or final project early in your program, with faculty and advisor support.
Rigorous, Not Impossible
Our curriculum equips you to challenge your mind and advance your field, preparing you to reach your goals.
Research seminars embedded into coursework help you focus on completion of your dissertation or capstone project.
Learn from Faculty Experts
Made up of scholars and scholar-practitioners, our faculty can provide valuable mentorship throughout your doctoral program.
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.
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