PhD – Social and Community Services
Capella University

Program Details

Capella offers this online PhD in Human Services that focuses on Social & Community Services. Created to foster dissertation success, you’ll benefit from an engaged faculty, unique online resources and dedicated research seminars. This particular online doctorate focuses on public service, leadership, ethics in the field, and professional practice, giving you the ability to make positive change in your community and beyond. Contemporary issues are studied, along with policy and program efficacy, enabling you to become an effective leader on the local, state or national level. Courses normally integrated into this flexible curriculum are:

  • Multidisciplinary Practice and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners
  • Methods of Family Research
  • The Family in Social Context
  • Contemporary Issues in Compulsive and Addictive Behavior Treatment

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.