Capella University's online PhD in General Psychology enables you to personalize your coursework to meet your professional goals. Choose from a wide range of elective coursework to tailor your education to meet your personal goals.
In the PhD in General Psychology program, 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 General Psychology from Capella, you'll learn how to design, plan, and conduct appropriate research in the field of psychology. You'll also learn to think critically in response to psychological challenges and perform ethically in personal and professional interactions.
Common jobs with an online PhD in General Psychology include consultant, faculty position, instructor, program administrator/director or researcher. Potential workplaces include hospital/health care system, human resource department, law enforcement, mental health clinic or nonprofit organization.
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
Basic requirements for all programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Acknowledgement agreement
- 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.