Gain advanced skills to understand and address 21st-century issues impacting human growth and development.
In Walden’s online PhD in Developmental Psychology program, you can gain and apply advanced knowledge of human growth and development across the lifespan to empower others as a researcher, teacher, or consultant.
In our online PhD in Developmental Psychology program, you will apply the latest theories, research, and best practices in human development to promote positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Strengthen your understanding of the interaction between cognitive, physical, emotional, social, health, and cultural aspects of development to help others overcome critical challenges.
Walden’s PhD in Developmental Psychology can help prepare you for a career as a researcher, consultant, teacher, or administrator.
As a graduate of a developmental psychology degree program, you may seek employment in:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this program.
The ability to transfer credit at Walden can give you a more seamless, effective, and cost-efficient way to continue your education. Complete your required coursework sooner by transferring applicable required graduate credits into a Walden degree program.
1Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology or Master’s Degree in Psychology
Note on Licensure:
The PhD in Developmental Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.
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.