Capella University Launches Three New Graduate Degree Programs in

February 22, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, February 22, 2007 – Capella University (, an accredited,* fully online university based in Minneapolis, Minn., today introduced new graduate and post-graduate educational offerings in public safety, IT, business, and education. Enrollment is now open for the programs, with classes beginning spring quarter 2007.  Capella’s School of Human Services launched two new public safety programs, a Master of Science and a PhD in public safety, with two new specializations at each degree level – public safety leadership and emergency management. Both of the public safety programs also offer criminal justice specializations that are currently available as part of Capella’s Master of Science and PhD in human services programs. “Our programs are designed to help public safety professionals develop or strengthen the leadership, management, and preparedness skills they will need to lead and manage public safety and emergency services organizations in today’s challenging environment,” said Charles Tiffin, PhD, a Fulbright Fellow and 29-year public safety veteran who helped create Capella’s public safety programs. “Capella is one of very few universities offering a Master of Science and a PhD in public safety through an online public safety program.” New offerings in Capella’s School of Business and Technology include a PhD in IT. Learners can choose a general program or a new specialization in information technology education. “I am excited to see this new PhD program, especially since I know of very few institutions in the country that offer doctoral programs in IT,” said Han Reichgelt, PhD, chair of the Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). “I look forward to the contributions that the Capella students will ultimately make to advance the field of information technology.” TheSchool of
Business and Technology is also offering a new management education specialization within the PhD in organization and management program.  

Capella’s School of Education launched a new post-master’s certificate in enrollment management. The online program will be offered in association with Noel-Levitz, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education recruitment and retention. Capella currently offers a master’s degree in education, enrollment management specialization. Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for all of these programs. For more information, please call 1-888-CAPELLA
(227-3552) option 3, or e-mail Review of the master’s and PhD in public safety programs is pending in the following states: AL, AZ, FL, GA, KY, VA, WA, and WI. Review of the PhD in IT program is pending in the following states: AL, AZ, FL, GA, KY, VA, WA, and WI. Review of the PhD in organization and management, management education specialization, is pending in the following states: AR, AZ, FL, GA, KY, WA, and WI. Review of the post-master’s certificate in enrollment management is pending in the following states: AZ, FL, OH, and WA. Please contact an enrollment director for additional information regarding these programs.
About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 75 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 17,900 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552). 

*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;

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