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Online master’s degree programs

Shine in your profession

Your motivation and dedication show when you advance your education. Meet employers’ needs and reach for your potential at the same time with an online master’s degree from Capella.

Why earn a master's degree?

Capella online master’s degree programs are designed for busy professionals like you – people who want to advance their careers but also want to manage their time and money wisely.  Isn’t it time you got the advanced degree you’ve always dreamed of? From accomplished faculty members to plenty of technical and academic support, Capella offers a relevant, rigorous curriculum that will help you get where you want to go.

Most of Capella’s online master’s programs are available in two learning formats, GuidedPath and FlexPath, which allow you to live your life while you work toward advancing your career. With FlexPath you can earn your master’s degree in 14 months for $14,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by your degree program, transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

Master's degree programs

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

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Happy Grads

92% of alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.*

Capella Alumni

94% of alumni agree Capella provided the flexibility they needed to pursue their degree.*

*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2020-2021

“I truly believe that if I didn’t have this MBA, these opportunities simply wouldn’t exist for me.”

Billy Parsons*
MBA
*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

Master’s Questions: Answered

Our Master’s Guide answers more than 40 questions you may have about earning a master’s degree. 

Benefits of a Capella master's degree

Capella’s online master’s degree programs help you build on your current knowledge and skills so you can move your career forward.

Gain Leadership Skills

Stand out as a leader with skills and knowledge that can help you succeed in a variety of fields and careers.  

Make an Immediate Impact

Build the skills and knowledge needed to find career success early in your program.

Online Education. Two Ways

To meet the needs of busy professionals, we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath  and FlexPath.

Learn from Faculty Experts

Capella faculty is made up of scholar-practitioners who bring the latest theories and practices into the courseroom.

Meet the Highest Standards

Our degree programs are designed to meet standards set by professional associations and select accrediting bodies.

Master's program admission requirements

The list of requirements for admission to Capella’s master’s degree programs is similar to that found at many schools:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • Official transcript(s) documents for your previous degree and post-secondary coursework.
  • Minimum GPA as determined by your chosen program.
  • The ability to understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English.

Certain degree programs – such as counseling, social work, and nursing – may have additional requirements. International students also must submit proof of English proficiency and transcript evaluation.

While some institutions may ask for scores from the GRE, GMAT, SAT, or ACT, these tests are not required as part of admission for Capella.

Additional Master's Information

Is a Master’s Degree Right for Me?

Considering getting your master’s degree? Understanding the true cost of the degree, as well as your reasons for pursuing one, can help guide your decision.

A Guide to Academic Support at Capella

Are you interested in an online degree but worried about the support you will receive? Here’s a sampling of academic resources at Capella.

Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.