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PhD in Psychology

Making a positive impact within your community, organization, and profession.

Walden’s PhD in Psychology program will allow you to:

  • Gain an ability to integrate theories, research, and evidence-based practices that accommodate cultural and individual diversity.
  • Network with expert faculty and other doctoral students at face-to-face residencies.
  • Study a particular area of interest. Choose from a variety of focused specializations, some of which even offer expedited path options.

You are eligible to enroll in our PhD in Psychology program if you have earned either a master’s or bachelor’s degree.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017
Duration: 66 months
Transfer Credits: Up to 45 credits
Limited-Time Offer: $5,000 grant for eligible students

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Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Prepare to qualify to sit for psychology licensing exams when you choose the Clinical Psychology specialization.
Deepen your understanding of key psychological theories affecting issues related to the learning experiences of both high achievers and individuals whose needs are more specialized.
Develop a greater understanding of the criminal justice system and the mental health issues that drive many aspects of criminal behavior. This specialization also offers a Fast-Track option, so you can complete you degree in less time.
Examine the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive issues impacting human behavior in today's society. You may choose to focus on teaching or research to align with your career goals.
Focus on promoting positive health behaviors, and encourage change as a researcher in academic, medical, business, government, and community settings.
The first program of its kind available online, the PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology can expand your understanding of how social factors influence human psychology and behavior.

Earn a Master's Degree While Completing Your PhD

You are eligible to enroll in our PhD in Psychology program if you have earned either a master’s or bachelor’s degree. In addition, certain specializations in the PhD in Psychology program allow you to earn your MS in Psychology as you complete your PhD. The specialization you choose for your doctoral program will determine the MS in Psychology specialization you complete.

To learn more about this option, request information on this page or call to speak with an enrollment advisor today.

Learning Outcomes

With a PhD in Psychology from Walden University, you’ll be better prepared as a researcher, educator, and practitioner to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career, and educational issues.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain knowledge about applying clinical interventions for diverse populations
  • Study current models of supervision, counseling, and therapy
  • Develop evidence-based practices you can apply in a variety of settings

More about our PhD in Psychology program

Your career options, depending on your specialization, may include a variety of roles, such as:*

  • Researcher
  • Counselor
  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Political strategist
  • Teacher
  • Marketing director
  • Director of career services
  • Human resources manager
  • Staff psychologist
  • Law enforcement, probation, or correctional officer

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

If you have earned either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree, you are eligible for this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your PhD in Psychology at Walden?

Ginger Jenkins

“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student

Note on Licensure

Walden University offers some PhD in Psychology specializations that lead to professional licensure and others that do not. Contact an enrollment advisor for assistance in evaluating whether your chosen specialization can lead to professional licensure in your state.