- Clinical Psychology
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.
- Educational Psychology*
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.
- Forensic Psychology*
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.
- General Psychology (Teaching and Research options)
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.
- Health Psychology*
Focus on promoting positive health behaviors, and encourage change as a researcher in academic, medical, business, government, and community settings.
- Social Psychology*
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.
*Expedited Path: Accelerate Your Progress
Do you have the time, discipline, and motivation to fully commit yourself to a doctoral program? If you want to hit the ground running, you can take classes full time and complete your PhD in Psychology with any specialization except Clinical and General in less time. Contact an enrollment advisor to learn more about this option and if it’s the right choice for you.
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.
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.