PhD – Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
Capella University

Program Details

Learn to create change in people and programs, with this online PhD in the Advanced Studies in Human Behavior. Through research methods, theory and practice, you’ll learn to implement and evaluate programs. At Capella, your dissertation process is seamless, with integrated research seminars and fully-supportive faculty. There are on-site residencies associated with this online PhD. Courses usually entail:

  • Interdisciplinary Leadership in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Human Services
  • Advanced Contemporary Issues in Studies in Human Behavior
  • The Family in Social Context

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students will attend three four-day residencies.