Explore our PhD in Psychology from Walden

With our 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 doctoral degree in psychology from Walden can prepare you to serve as a practitioner, instructor or professor, consultant, administrator, or researcher for government, nonprofit, and private organizations.*

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

  • Eight specializations—Focus your learning on an area that matches your goal.
  • Accomplished scholars—100% of teaching faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • In-person and virtual residencies—Gain essential skills and prepare for doctoral-level research and practice.

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

Walden University offers some PhD in Psychology specializations that lead to professional licensure and others that do not. Contact an enrollment advisor for assistance in evaluating whether your chosen specialization can lead to professional licensure in your state.

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