The PhD in Psychology program will prepare you to use current theory and research to make valuable contributions to government, nonprofit, and private organizations. With your degree, you will have the ability to work directly with individuals at varying developmental levels, from infants to older adults, as well as diverse groups ranging from families to universities.

Settings in which you may practice can include mental health centers, government agencies, healthcare organizations, corporations, community agencies, social services, and schools. Your career options, depending on your specialization, may include a role as a:*

  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Teacher
  • Director of career services
  • Staff psychologist
  • Administrator
  • Political strategist
  • Marketing director
  • Human resources manager
  • Law enforcement, probation, or correctional officer

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

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
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.
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