PhD – General Psychology
Capella University

Program Details

Capella offers an online PhD in Psychology with a choice of specializations, should you need to focus your area of expertise. Through all aspects of this program, offered through the Harold Abel School of Psychology, you’ll gain deep expertise and understanding of human behavior.
Capella has created these online doctorate degrees which are centered upon a seamless dissertation process. This includes on-site residencies, dedicated research seminars and a faculty committed to your success. The concentrations available to boost your career to senior level positions across multiple industries, include:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Behavior Analysis

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.