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PhD in Psychology

Achieve even more credibility and influence in the field with a psychology PhD from Walden.

Earning a “Dr.” in front of your name can open doors you never imagined. Walden’s PhD in Psychology program empowers you with the advanced insights you need to excel as a researcher, educator, or consultant. You can even earn a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree along the way.

In this program, you can:

  • Pursue your doctorate in psychology with or without a master’s degree.
  • Get one-on-one dissertation support that prepares you for success, starting early on in your program.
  • Accelerate your progress with an available fast-track degree completion option.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: September 23, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $5,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on September 23, 2019.

Transfer Credits: Up to 55 credits

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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.
Focus on promoting positive health behaviors, and encourage change as a researcher in academic, medical, business, government, and community settings.
Gain the skills and acumen you need to make valuable contributions to the field of psychology. Acquire the foundation necessary to plan and conduct relevant psychological research.
Customize your degree program to your personal and professional goals, choose courses across multiple content areas, and expand your knowledge and teaching skills to better meet your career goals.
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.
This specialization can help you examine the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive issues impacting human behavior. You can also explore the real-world legal and ethical issues faced by today’s industry professionals with a focus on teaching in psychology.

Earn Your Master of Philosophy Degree Along the Way

To signify how far you’ve come in your path to a PhD in Psychology, you will be eligible for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree upon completion of certain program requirements, prior to completion of your dissertation.

Walden is one of a few universities that offer this advanced research master’s degree. Highlight your academic achievement and show employers and others that you possess comprehensive knowledge in your field of study.

More About Our Doctorate in Psychology Program

Build more credibility, respect, and influence and go further in your career. Whether you want to teach in academia or add to the field’s body of knowledge, Walden’s PhD in Psychology program prepares you to make a difference.

Potential roles, depending on your specialization, include:

  • Researcher
  • Consultant / subject matter expert
  • Teacher / professor
  • Manager / director
  • Program evaluator

*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.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, 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 degree at Walden?

Note on Licensure

The PhD in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.

Additional Note

Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.