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Doctoral Programs in Education School of Education Capella University

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 76%24%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
  • $11,880 | $11,880
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 11 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered


Master's and doctoral programs for working educators

Capella University offers a variety of specializations designed to enhance students' expertise and career potential in K-12 or higher education.

Specializations for K-12 professionals include:

- Early Childhood Education

- English Language Learning and Teaching

- Leadership in Educational Administration

- Reading and Literacy

- Reading and Literacy Bridge

- School Counseling

- Special Education Leadership

- Special Education Teaching

- School Psychology

Capella's higher education specializations include:

- Adult Education

- Educational Psychology

- Enrollment Management

- Higher Education Leadership and Administration

- Instructional Design for Online Learning

- IT Education, Leadership for Higher Education

- Management Education, Nursing Education

- Training and Performance Improvement

- EdD specialization in Educational Leadership and Management

Military benefits at Capella University

Capella University is dedicated to assisting members of the armed forces, their families and veterans. Benefits include tuition discounts, credit for military training, a dedicated military support services team, a flexible military leave policy, affiliations with key military organizations, and credit for DAU courses. Learn more about our online doctoral, master's, MBA, undergraduate, and certificate programs--and get answers to your questions about Capella and online learning--by speaking to an enrollment counselor at 1.888.227.3552.

Leading organizations value and respect our programs. Capella University has formal alliances with more than 100 corporations, the Armed Forces, and nearly twenty-five percent of all American community colleges. Contact a Capella University enrollment counselor to determine if your organization has an alliance and what benefits you are eligible to receive. Start today.

The Doctor of Education

An EdD can prepare students for academic or administrative leadership roles in P-12 or higher education, or education faculty, research, and consulting positions.

Capella's EdD is a professional doctoral degree that features:

- Online course work focused on advanced, practical knowledge in the education profession.

- Applied research that contributes to the solution of a recognized problem in the field of education.

- A program designed to be completed in approximately 3 years, with all courses taken in sequence, allowing you to learn and build professional relationships with the same cohort of students.

The Education Specialist Degree

Capella University's online EdS program is designed for educators seeking specialist degrees that emphasize both professional practice and scholarship. Educators who choose this degree program often pursue leadership positions at a school or district level, or continue their studies at the doctoral level. Equivalent course work taken as part of Capella's EdS program may be applied to degree requirements for a Capella PhD. Students choose between a "Curriculum and Instruction" specialization or a state-approved "Leadership in Educational Administration" specialization.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Capella's University's online PhD in Education helps students to strengthen critical thinking, research, and problem solving skills, developing the advanced expertise they need to teach, lead, or consult in education. K-12 specializations include "K-12 Studies in Education and Curriculum and Instruction;" and state-approved specializations in "Leadership in Educational Administration," and "Special Education Leadership." Higher education specializations include "Instructional Design for Online Learning," "Leadership for Higher Education," "Nursing Education," "Postsecondary and Adult Education," "Professional Studies in Education," and "Training and Performance Improvement."

Financial Aid

Capella participates in several federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide information on other non-federal loan programs.

Capella-funded scholarships are also available in select disciplines, such as the Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship and the Helene Krivosha Scholarship for education students. There are also external scholarships offered specifically to Capella students, such as the Go the Distance Scholarship.

To discuss financial aid options, interested individuals should please contact one of the enrollment counselors at 1.888.227.3552.

Capella University -- Online Programs Designed for Working Adults

Capella is an accredited university, a vibrant community of learners, and a faculty of committed and engaging instructors. Through its online campus and course rooms, Capella provides exceptional higher education to adult learners throughout the United States and across the globe.

Dr. Harold Abel and Stephen Shank founded Capella University in 1993. Since that time, it has been Capella's mission to extend access to high quality doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. The online, competency-based programs deliver core skills that are immediately applicable and professionally relevant.

Capella University's competency-based curriculum is built with input from employers and alignment to industry association standards. Capella delivers the instructions to help students develop the skills needed to succeed in their fields. This unique approach delivers learning outcomes that lead to superior career outcomes.

Online learning is flexible -- students can work on their courses at times and places that fit their lives -- but they should expect to be engaged, inspired, and challenged. At Capella, students will use the online campus and their courserooms to connect and engage with course materials, their classmates, instructors, and more.

Capella is owned by the publicly traded Capella Education Company, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Location & Contact

Doctoral Programs in Education

School of Education
Capella University

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Educational Leadership And Management Doctor of Education (Ed D)
    • Reading And Literacy Doctor of Education (Ed D)
    • Curriculum And Instruction Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Instructional Design For Online Learning Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • K-12 Studies In Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Training And Performance Improvement Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Leadership In Educational Administration Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Postsecondary And Adult Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Professional Studies In Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Special Education Leadership Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Leadership For Higher Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$11,880
    • Out-of-state tuition *$11,880
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported




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