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.*

  • Seven specializations—Focus your learning on an area that matches your goal.
  • 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.

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.

Walden Facts

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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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David Solot

MS and PhD in Psychology Graduate
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.
Gina Riley MS and PhD in Psychology Graduate
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