With our online PhD in Psychology program, you can prepare to make valuable contributions to organizations while helping individuals, families, and groups improve their lives.

Taught by respected researchers and psychology experts, coursework explores current theories and best practices and empowers you to combine scholarly research with practical expertise. Research opportunities help you build the skills and knowledge you need to work with a diverse clientele in a variety of settings. A PhD in Psychology online from Walden can prepare you to serve as a practitioner, instructor or professor, consultant, administrator, or researcher for government, nonprofit, and private organizations.*

  • Five specializations—Focus your learning on an area that matches your goal.
  • Some specializations offer the fast-track option, which allows you to earn your degree more quickly by taking additional courses per term.
  • Accomplished scholars—100% of teaching faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • Residencies that prepare you for each phase of your program.
  • Earn a master's degree while completing your PhD—Certain specializations allow you to earn your MS in Psychology as you complete your PhD.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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

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

Testimonials

David Solot

David Solot

MS and PhD in Psychology Graduate
If you are interested in pursuing or advancing your career in the field of forensic psychology, this highly focused PhD program will give you a strong professional edge and solid content expertise, whether you choose to go into teaching, consulting, or program evaluation.
Walden has high standards. A disciplined approach to studies is essential.
Walden made it possible for me to pursue my doctoral studies through the flexibility of online learning so I could complete my classes, my residencies, and my studies on my time.
Kristen Beyer PhD in "Forensic Psychology Program Director
Linford Pierson PhD in Psychology Graduate
Linford Pierson
Ricky Gujral PhD in Psychology Graduate
Ricky Gujral

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Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*

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More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*

Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2014 survey.
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