Move forward in your career with Capella University's online PhD in Psychology, Addiction Psychology specialization. This program is designed for professionals seeking to serve as academic, research, or administrative leaders in the field of addiction psychology, while building on your current expertise, tailoring your research to your interests, and exploring the latest theories, issues, and trends related to substance use and addictive behaviors.
This is one of few nonclinical doctoral specializations in addiction psychology available online. Our integrated dissertation approach sets you on a path to completing your dissertation with the support and guidance of experienced faculty right from the beginning.
In the PhD in Addiction Psychology, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. Our curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty, research methodologists, and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time; when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
With your PhD in Addiction Psychology from Capella, you'll learn to synthesize principles and applications of addiction psychology theory and its evidence base, evaluate addiction psychology literature, and interpret knowledge of addiction psychology research and contribute to the field of psychology. You'll also learn to communicate knowledge about addiction psychology using accepted professional community standards.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Addiction Psychology include faculty position, center administrator, lecturer/speaker, program administrator or researcher. Potential career opportunities include academic positions and administrative or research positions in public or private treatment facilities, research institutions, or private businesses.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
Basic requirements for all programs:
Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
Minimum GPA as defined by your program
Minimum level of education required:
Master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution. Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Three in-person, 4-day residency experiences are required.
Accreditation & Licensing
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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