PhD – Postsecondary and Adult Education
Capella University

Program Details

Capella’s online PhD in Postsecondary & Adult Education gives you the skills and insight to effectively teach at the college level. The program weaves together a specialized curriculum, on-campus residencies and a dissertation to build a strong foundation. You’ll be prepared with the latest methodologies and theories of adult learning to be an effective leader, in any educational setting. A dedicated faculty and vast online resources will help you smoothly complete your dissertation. Classes that you’ll likely encounter include:

  • International and Multicultural Perspectives in Postsecondary and Adult Education
  • Faculty Leadership
  • Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies for Adult Learning
  • Teaching Adults

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

Capella University's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.