PhD – Developmental Psychology
Capella University

Program Details

Capella offers this online PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Psychology from their Harold Abel School of Psychology. You’ll acquire a new level of expertise in helping others overcome obstacles as you gain a deep understanding of how others behave and react over their lifespan; how they change. This, in turn, can help you, as a researcher, educator, or director, help people overcome challenges and live a more healthy, fulfilling life. Capella has designed their online doctoral program to be as smooth as possible, with included on-site residencies, research seminars and a faculty committed to your success. Coursework offered usually involves:

  • Qualitative Design and Analysis
  • Lifespan Development
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Adolescent Psychology

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students will attend three four-day residencies.