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Capella University

Overview

As a first-rate accredited school, Capella University takes online education to an advanced level. Capella University is a private online university based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Capella offers bachelors, masters and doctoral (PhD and PsyD) degrees in psychology, business, technology, human services, and education. The school is owned by the Capella Education Company. The university has students from throughout the United States and 45 other countries. Capella has 104 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The University employs 1,100 administrative staff at its Minneapolis, Minnesota, headquarters and more than 1,000 faculty members throughout the country.

History

Capella University was the vision of Stephen Shank, former CEO of Tonka Corporation. He imagined a high-quality university that people could attend from any location. In 1991, Shank established the corporate body that would become Capella Education Company. In 1993, Dr. Harold Abel joined Shank to found The Graduate School of America which is now Capella University. Originally, the university offered online masters and doctoral degrees in management, education, and human services. Today, Capella University offers more than 950 online courses and 19 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 104 specialized areas of study.

Commencement Ceremonies

Capella University holds commencement ceremonies twice each year: in Minneapolis each August, and in another major U.S. city each February or March. They also provide live and archived webcasts of the ceremony.

Online Degrees

Capella University provides quality distance learning programs that accommodates students’ busy schedules:
PsyD Specializations:
School of Business and Technology programs include: General Business, Human Resource Management, Information Security, Information Technology (General Area of Study), Information Technology Education, Information Technology Management, Leadership, Management Education, Project Management (Business), and Project Management (Information Technology)

School of Education programs includes Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design for Online Learning, K-12 Studies in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration, Leadership for Higher Education, Postsecondary and Adult Education, Professional Studies in Education, Special Education Leadership, and Training and Performance Improvement.

School of Human Services programs includes: Counseling Studies, General Human Services, Health Care Administration, Management of Nonprofit Agencies, Public Safety - Criminal Justice, Public Safety - Emergency Management, and Public Safety - Leadership Social and Community Services

Harold Abel School of Psychology programs include: Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology EdS Specializations:

School of Education programs include Curriculum and Instruction and Leadership in Educational Administration. Master’s Specializations

School of Business and Technology programs include: Information Technology - Business Analysis, Information Technology - Enterprise Software Architecture, Information Technology - General Information Technology, Information Technology - Health Information Management, Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security, Information Technology - Network Architecture, Information Technology - Project Management, Organization and Management - General Business, Organization and Management - Human Resource Management, and Organization and Management – Leadership.

School of Education programs include: Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Enrollment Management, Instructional Design for Online Learning, K-12 Studies in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration, Leadership for Higher Education, Postsecondary and Adult Education, Professional Studies in Education, Reading and Literacy, and Training and Performance Improvement.

School of Human Services programs include: Counseling Studies, General Human Services, Gerontology, Health Care Administration, Management of Nonprofit Agencies in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Public Safety - Criminal Justice, Public Safety - Emergency Management, Public Health - Health Management and Policy, Public Safety - Public Safety Leadership, Public Health - Social Behavioral Sciences, School Counseling, and Social and Community Services.

Harold Abel School of Psychology programs include: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology in Evaluation, Research, and Measurement, General Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Leadership Coaching Psychology, Organizational Leader Development, School Psychology, and Sport Psychology.

MBA Specializations:
School of Business and Technology programs include: Accounting, Finance, General Business, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Marketing, and Project Management.

Bachelor’s Specializations:
School of Undergraduate Studies programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, General Information Technology, Health Informatics, Human Resource Management, Information Assurance and Security, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Network Technology, Project Management (Business), Project Management (Information Technology), Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Security Management, Retail Management, and Software Architecture.
Certificates Specializations:

School of Business and Technology programs include: Certificate - Human Resource Management, Certificate - Information Assurance and Security, Certificate - Leadership, Certificate - Project Management, and PHR/SPHR Certification Exam Preparation Course.

School of Education programs include: Post-Master’s Certificate - College Teaching and Post-Master’s Certificate - Enrollment Management.

School of Human Services programs include: Graduate Certificate - Addictions Counseling, Graduate Certificate - Criminal Justice, Graduate Certificate - Diversity Studies, Graduate Certificate - Health Care Administration, Graduate Certificate - Marriage and Family Services, Graduate Certificate - Management of Nonprofit Agencies, Graduate Certificate - Professional Counseling, and Graduate Certificate - Social and Community.

Harold Abel School of Psychology: Graduate Certificate - Specialist Certificate in School Psychology.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of Federal Financial Aid, Non-Federal Student Loans, and Scholarships and Grants. Scholarships and Grants
Many Capella University students are eligible for scholarships. Students may qualify for an award based on their goals, work experience, financial need, or even geographic location. Types of Grants include: Pell, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity, Academic Competitiveness, National SMART, and SSIG Student State Incentive Grant Program. Scholarships offered by Capella University include: Spirit of Capella Scholarships, The Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship, and The Helene Krivosha Scholarship. Scholarships offered to Capella students include: Go the Distance Scholarship, The Sallie Mae Fund, and much more.

Tuition and Fees

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