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PhD in Clinical Psychology

Combine the latest research with practical expertise in this unique blended PhD program.

With a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Walden University, you can gain the background and skills to work as a practitioner, educator, researcher, or consultant in a variety of clinical environments or private settings.

This blended program includes:

  • An Academic Year in Residence (AYR), which provides you with practical, hands-on experience
  • A curriculum based on current theories and best practices, taught by our faculty of respected researchers and psychology experts

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

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: November 27th, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 45 credits

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Develop an understanding of the subspecialties of forensic psychology, roles and responsibilities, and related legal, ethical, and diversity issues.
Explore the field of health psychology, changing health behaviors, the impact of stress on individuals, and ways of helping patients to cope.
Learn to apply psychological principles to the workplace.
Examine theories, techniques, and issues that are related to teaching psychology at the collegiate level, including instructional design.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you may be prepared to:

  • Explain the contributions of the biological, effective, social, and cognitive areas of psychology as they impact human adaptive and maladaptive functioning
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing cognitive and personality-assessment skills with diverse populations
  • Develop constructive working relationships with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues while also demonstrating an appropriate and professional demeanor
  • Utilize critical thinking and apply relevant ethical codes (e.g., APA, ACA) to decision-making with diverse populations in a variety of settings
  • Engage in professional activities related to clinical psychology that promote positive social change

More about our PhD in Clinical Psychology program

With a PhD in Clinical Psychology, you may pursue a variety of roles, such as:*

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Faculty/instructor
  • Director of Career Services
  • Staff psychologist
  • Administrator
  • Political strategist
  • Marketing director
  • Human resources manager

*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 Clinical 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