Capella University expands its innovative FlexPath direct-assessment learning model to five additional business and psychology specializations

July 31, 2014

The online university is the only school in the country approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer competency-based bachelor's and master's degree programs that utilize an approved direct-assessment learning model.

MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2014 – Capella University has announced the addition of five specializations to its innovative FlexPath direct-assessment degree delivery programs. Capella University ( is a regionally accredited online university that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers.

Capella has added additional programs and specializations to its innovative FlexPath learning model, allowing students to choose between FlexPath and Capella's standard online learning format. FlexPath uses a competency-based, direct-assessment learning model rather than a traditional credit-hour standard, allowing students to work at their own pace, which offers the potential to reduce the time and cost of a degree program.

The new FlexPath offerings include:

Enrollment now open
For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email

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Washington residents may receive credit through Capella's prior learning assessment only in the bachelor's and MBA programs.

For bachelor's programs: Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas general education requirements.

About Capella University
Capella University ( is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of June 30, 2014, more than 70 percent of Capella students were enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 142 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 25 certificate programs, including six new direct assessment degree delivery programs*. Approximately 36,000 students were enrolled as of June 30, 2014, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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*In accordance with U.S. Department of Education (ED) direct assessment approval requirements, a notification has been submitted to the ED so that the IT and Psychology FlexPath programs may be eligible for federal financial aid. These programs are currently not approved for federal financial aid. Capella University will keep applicants and learners interested in FlexPath fully informed of any decisions made by the ED.