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[January 29, 2014]

Capella University Streamlines Online DPA Degree Program

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers, has announced a newly streamlined Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) (http://bit.ly/LqAgua) more sharply focused on the skills that matter most to public administration leaders. The revised program also allows students to add one of five career-focused concentrations, providing a depth of knowledge in a specialized professional area in addition to the broader public service curriculum offered within the DPA program.

As of Sept. 30, 2013, approximately 35,000 students were pursuing an online degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.

Streamlined DPA allows students to complete their doctorate in as little as three years
"We restructured our online DPA to help working professionals expand their expertise faster, while still delivering the same high-quality learning outcomes that Capella's programs are known for," said John Darland, PsyD, faculty chair of Public Administration & Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Capella. "We've reduced the number of courses and credits to develop a curriculum focused on efficiency, quality, and the advanced skills needed for leadership roles in public administration. As a result, students can complete their doctorate in as little as three years and save up to six months and more than $3,800 over our previous program." Free e-books are available for required courses, further lowerig the cost of the program.


Capella's multidisciplinary approach allows students to gain in-depth knowledge in public administration while also providing exposure to the broader public sector, such as public safety and public health, strengthening their ability to skillfully collaborate and effectively lead cross-functional teams. A five-night professional doctoral colloquium provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty to develop a plan for their dissertation, as well as have direct access to writing and research methodologist experts and research librarians. Students who wish to specialize in a particular career area can choose from among five concentrations: Forensics, Health Policy and Management, Homeland Security, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Public Health.

Capella University (News - Alert) also offers a Master of Public Administration degree (http://bit.ly/1fFKGmE) as part of its offerings focused on educating professionals in the field of public administration.

Enrollment now open
For more information on Capella's DPA, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email info@capella.edu.

For expense, completion and outcome information, visit:

Doctor of Public Administration http://bit.ly/LqAgua
Master of Public Administration http://bit.ly/1fFKGmE

About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Over 70 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's 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 21 certificate programs. Approximately 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2013, 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 http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.


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