We know you have ambition. And a career. And a life. The number of graduate degree programs offered by Capital University distinguishes us from most mid-sized private universities. And many of our programs can be completed in two years, or finished at your own pace.With campuses in downtown Columbus and Bexley, Capital University is a trusted graduate education partner for working professionals who want to impact the world right where they work, live and contribute to community.
If you’re ready to advance your career, our graduate programs will give you the advantage and the network you’re looking for. Explore our graduate programs below, or complete your bachelor's degree before moving on to a master's. At Capital, we specialize in guiding professionals to their first — or second — degree and helping them take the next step on their career path. Explore our other popular adult degree – or non-degree – programs in several professional fields.
As one of Ohio’s leading, midsized private universities, Capital offers an array of master’s and doctoral programs. From business, education and law to nursing, music and theology, our degrees span the disciplines. And they share common strengths.
Doing what’s best for our students, our community and our society is our focus. In order to achieve such a lofty goal, our programs are practical – delivered at the pace of the world around us – to prepare you with a readiness to hit the ground running. And our commitment to excellence allows you to add value at work beginning the day you start your program.
Being focused on your learning outcomes is important, and your success even more so. With a Capital graduate degree in hand, it is our belief you will gain more than the next job or career advancement. Our hope is you will pursue your purpose every day of your life – in professions of purpose – working toward something greater than yourself.
Capital’s commitment to in-class, online and immersive learning produces exceptional experiences in the spirit of collaboration. Programs are hybrid by design – offering a blend of online, on-campus and off-site experiences that provide opportunities for mentorship, network development and placement, and the resources of a brick-and-mortar campus to connect with should you want to.
Whether it’s for the C-Suite, the next freelance gig or a career transition, Capital offers niche programming to sharpen fluidity skills and build knowledge that empowers employees, leaders and seasoned professionals to seamlessly enter a workplace, add value, transition out and then enter again – smoothly and with cultural competence. Our programs are designed to make you marketable by letting you blend interests across programs (rare at the graduate level) to customize your knowledge base and strengths. If you’re interested in courses from more than one program, simply talk to us about combining degrees.
It’s become popular for universities to refer to those connected to them as a nation. At Capital, we’re not a nation, we’re a family. Our size, location and mission, and our uncommon blend of liberal arts, professional and graduate programs make us nimble and responsive. Your classmates will bring perspective from multiple professional environments. Professors, fellow students and alumni will know you personally, understand your goals and help you succeed.
The number, breadth and depth of our graduate programs distinguish Capital from most private universities. This, of course, is a reflection of our commitment to lifelong learning. We provide the pathway to your success. You set the pace. New programs are being developed all the time to fit the unique interests of our students and the emerging needs of our dynamic market.
Master of Business AdministrationMBA/Master of Science in Nursing CombinedMBA/Juris Doctor Combined
Master of Music in Music Education Master of Music in Music Education (Kodály)Master of Music in Music Education (Instrumental)Master of Music in Music Education (Jazz Pedagogy)Master of Music in Music Education (Choral)
For Non-Degree programs in Music, visit Adult Degree Programs.
Master of Arts in EducationMaster of Arts in Education (Teaching)Master of Arts in Education (Counselor Education)This concentration has two tracks:
• School Counseling
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
For Post Degree Education Licensure/Endorsements or non-degree programs in Education, visit Adult Degree Programs.
Master of Science in Nursing (Education)Master of Science in Nursing (Administration and Leadership)Master of Science in Nursing (Administration and Legal Studies)MSN/Master of Business Administration CombinedMSN/Juris Doctor Combined Doctor of Nursing Practice
For Accelerated BSN and Post-Master's Nursing Educator Certificate, visit Adult Degree Programs.
Juris DoctorMaster of Laws (LL.M.) in TaxationMaster of Laws (LL.M) in BusinessMaster of Legal StudiesJD/LLM in Business CombinedJD/LLM in Taxation CombinedJD/Master of Business Administration CombinedJD/Master of Science in Nursing CombinedJD/Master of Theological Studies Combined ParalegalLife Care Planner Certificate
Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry Master of DivinityMaster of Theological StudiesMaster of Theological Studies/Juris Doctor CombinedMaster of Sacred Theology