Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior

Strengthen your ability to address individual and community-based issues associated with human behavior.

The Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior degree program is designed for behavioral sciences, education, psychology, or social services professionals seeking to advance in their field and those pursuing leadership, management, or consulting positions in public or private social and behavioral sciences settings. The program emphasizes ethical and multicultural considerations and focuses on advocacy, education, and leadership skills.

Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels

These results show recent Capella graduates' proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in the capstone course—the final course in which Capella students demonstrate what they've learned.

2014-2015 Demonstration of Program Outcomes MS in Studies in Human Behavior

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Follow the relevant ethical codes of professional behavior and service in the human behavior discipline
Think and write critically in the human behavior discipline.
Provide culturally and ethnically sensitive service, advocacy, and leadership to individuals, groups, and agencies/institutions.
Apply contemporary and relevant human behavior theory and research to the development, evaluation, and leadership of social and behavioral studies programs.


Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from Q2 2014 – Q1 2015 capstone courses



Master of Science (MS) in Studies in Human Behavior specialization

  • General Studies in Human Behavior

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • The Studies in Human Behavior curriculum is designed around the guidelines and standards of several social and behavioral science organizations.
  • All faculty members of Capella's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences hold doctoral degrees from accredited institutions.

Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Satisfaction with Capella Social & Behavorial Sciences Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Improvement in Skills & Abilities Social & Behavorial Sciences Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior degree program have been combined for these Student Experience results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

Satisfaction with Capella Social & Behavorial Sciences Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Improvement in Skills & Abilities Social & Behavorial Sciences Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6 ), provide some information about completion, expenses and occupations based on learners who graduated between July 2013 and June 2014. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a Bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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