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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services - Counseling Studies

Capella University



Are you looking for an online PhD program that will give you a flexible option for enhancing your abilities in contributing to the field of counseling through intensive, and broad doctoral research? Then the online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services - Counseling Studies degree from Capella University is the ideal program for you.

While in this online Counseling Studies program, students will work with a number of expert faculty members in developing the advanced research abilities that are needed for applying counseling theories and practices to real-world situations.

Topics that are covered in this program's online counseling courses, include:

  • Contemporary and emerging issues in the field
  • Human sexuality
  • Grief and bereavement counseling
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Geriatric mental health issues
  • Compulsive and addictive behaviors

This program is an excellent online health care program for those individuals who are currently working in the field of human services or counseling, and who are looking to take their career to the next level in a number of position, such as in a leadership, consulting or faculty positions in public or private human services or educational settings.

This program's curriculum meets the high academic standards of a quality doctoral program, and instills in its students the highest of leadership principles, which can be immediately applied to their personal and professional goals.

All applicants must have a Master's degree (or its foreign equivalent) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from an international institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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