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.*
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*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.
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.*
Walden is more than just an online university. Its graduate programs are rigorous and intensive. There will be faculty who really care about you. You will learn and grow so much.
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.