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Capella University, an accredited online university, announces 13 new educational offerings

The online university has added a PsyD in School Psychology, a PhD in Business Management, an MS in Higher Education, and 10 graduate-level specializations

MINNEAPOLIS, January 24, 2012 – Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced 13 new educational offerings. They include a PsyD in School Psychology, and an MS in Higher Education with three specializations in Adult Education, Enrollment Management, and Higher Education Leadership and Administration. Capella has also launched a PhD in Business Management with five specializations in Finance, General Business Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Marketing; and expanded its Doctor of Business Administration program, adding two new specializations, in Human Resource Management, and Leadership.
PsyD in School Psychology is first such program available online
Capella's new degree program is designed to provide licensed school psychologists with the opportunity to further their education without putting their careers on hold and help fulfill the current need for doctoral-educated school psychologists. Modeled on national standards for school psychology, Capella's PsyD in School Psychology includes online course work, graduate teaching opportunities, and field experiences. The first and only PsyD in School Psychology offered online, the program covers such areas as consultation, supervision, evaluation, research and planning, ethics, and intervention and prevention strategies. Capella's instructors are all doctoral-level, licensed school psychologists with years of frontline experience, providing students with real-world insight and valuable mentoring. The new program expands the university's offerings in the field of school psychology, which also includes an MS in Psychology, School Psychology specialization, and a post-master's Specialist Certificate in School Psychology.

Capella's new doctoral business offerings help address the global shortage of qualified business faculty
"There's a shortage of doctoral-qualified faculty in nearly every business discipline due to the growth in undergraduate and MBA business programs and the escalating number of Baby Boomer retirements," said William Reed, PhD, dean of Capella's School of Business and Technology. "To help meet that demand, we have launched our new PhD in Business Management with five in-demand specializations: Finance, General Business Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Marketing. We are also adding two specializations to our DBA program, Human Resource Management, and Leadership, to offer additional subject matter choices to those more focused on corporate leadership or consulting roles, but who may also want to teach. Whether the goal is to teach, research, lead, or consult, we provide a range of business doctoral choices to help our adult students achieve their professional goals and address today's business needs."

New online master's degree focuses on higher education topics
Capella created a new Master of Science in Higher Education to address the specific issues faced by faculty and administrators in higher education, including cultural and academic diversity; strategies for teaching, assessing and measuring higher education and adult students; the use of technology to improve learning; and the development of business skills needed to lead and manage change in higher education institutions.

The three MS in Higher Education specializations include Enrollment Management, which is the only online program that also includes professional certification from Noel-Levitz, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education recruitment and retention. Capella also offers a specialization in Higher Education Leadership and Administration, which includes a choice of emphases in either Community College Leadership or Higher Education Program Administration. The third master's specialization, Adult Education, covers such topics as collaborative learning, program development for adult students, and diverse learning styles.

As of September 30, 2011, more than 35,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella University (, with nearly 80 percent enrolled in Capella's doctoral degree programs and master's degree programs.

Enrollment now open
Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its new educational offerings. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education (DOE) new advance notice requirements, a notification for the new programs and specializations will be submitted to the DOE. These programs/specializations may be subject to additional review and approval by the DOE, which could result in a potential delay in learners being able to start these programs/specializations. If these programs/specializations are subject to additional review, the DOE will notify Capella University at least 30 days prior to the scheduled start date. Capella University proactively will keep applicants and learners enrolled in these programs/specializations fully informed of any actions taken by the DOE that may affect their ability to successfully begin classes as originally scheduled. (Please note: The advance notice requirement and the above notification does not apply to the new DBA specializations.)

Additional information on the PsyD in School Psychology:
Review of this degree program is pending in KS, KY, ND, SC, and WA.

New York and North Carolina residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this program.
This program has not been reviewed or approved by Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania residents will have to apply and meet requirements for certification as out-of-state candidates.

This program is not currently state-approved and will not lead to endorsement or license (as applicable) until state approval is received.

Additional information on PhD in Business Management specializations:
Review of these specializations is pending in KS, KY, ND, SC, and WA.

Additional information on the MS in Higher Education specializations:
Review of this program and specializations is pending in KS, KY, ND, SC, and WA.

About Capella University

Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's, specialist, or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, 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 143 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. More than 35,000 learners were enrolled as of September 30, 2011, from all 50 states and 59 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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