PhD – Educational Psychology
Capella University

Program Details

Whether you have your eye on a university professorship or want to lead a Fortune-500 corporate training division, this online PhD in Educational Psychology can give you the expertise to advance your career to the highest level. You’ll gain specialized knowledge of how and why people learn within teaching methodologies. Capella has designed their online doctorate degrees to be a seamless process, with on-site residencies, dedicated research seminars and a faculty that is committed to your dissertation success. Learning, cognition, development and instruction are all topics covered, in curriculum which normally includes:

  • Motivation
  • Lifespan Development
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Social 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.