Capella University

PhD - General Advanced Studies in Human Behavior

Make a difference in your community by strengthening your skills in leadership, advocacy, communication, and program development and evaluation. This online PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior also covers such topics as research methodology, human development and behaviors, understanding diverse populations, child and adolescent services, addictive behaviors, eating disturbances, family issues, and aging, grief, and bereavement. You will also have the opportunity to advance the field of human behavior through your own doctoral research. People who choose this specialization are often interested in non-clinical/non-treatment leadership, advocacy, or consulting positions in social and behavioral service organizations, or faculty positions in higher educational institutions. This degree program is not designed to meet licensure requirements for the counseling, psychology, or social work professions.

Review of this program is pending in AL, KS, KY, ND, SC, TN, WA, and WI.


Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

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