Walden’s PhD in Clinical Psychology program can prepare you to practice, teach, or research to positively impact the mental health of diverse clientele.
In this blended doctoral program, featuring online and in-person participation, you can gain the skills to assess mental wellness and provide interventions as a practitioner, educator, researcher, or consultant. Taught by respected psychology faculty, coursework explores current theories and empirically supported practice. You can combine scholarly research with practical experience to build the skills and knowledge to work with people who are struggling with mental illness or general life issues.
*Clinical Psychology positions may require state licensure, additional experience, or other factors beyond successful completion of the degree program.
Depending on your academic background, you may be able to earn a master’s along the way or shorten your path to a PhD.
This program will train students to:
Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.
Note on Licensure: The PhD in Clinical Psychology program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for psychology licensing exams. This program is designed to meet the academic licensure requirements of some state psychology boards. However, Walden University’s PhD in Clinical Psychology program is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and has not received designation by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register (ASPPB/NR), which are requirements for licensure in some states.
Note to all Minnesota residents: Students in the PhD in Clinical Psychology program who plan to seek licensure as a psychologist in Minnesota must enroll in two additional courses in applications of psychological principles to problem solutions as part of their program of study to meet specific Minnesota academic requirements for licensure. Walden’s academic advisors can assist students in identifying appropriate courses. As academic requirements may change, students are encouraged to check Minnesota Board of Psychology licensing requirements on a regular basis.
Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*
More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*
I use everything I learned at Walden on a regular basis, whether in my teaching, research, or clinical practice. My PhD was the linchpin that allowed me to do what I do now.
The PhD in Clinical Psychology program gives students the skills, knowledge, and attitude needed to become agents of positive social change in the lives of others and the communities in which they serve. This program is unique in that it offers the flexibility of a blended format (part online, part in residence) taught by world-class faculty with years of experience as teachers and practitioners.