Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Gerontology
Northcentral University

Program Details

Depression, loneliness and anxiety are heightened in the elderly.  As such, the counseling needs of this population are unique and require specialized attention.  With NCU’s online PhD in Psychology for Gerontology, you’ll gain the in-depth knowledge to evaluate, implement and maintain successful counseling programs for this demographic.  The leadership, research and critical analysis skills you acquire in this program will prepare you for senior positions in education, public or private industry.  This highly professional curriculum involves a practicum, internship and dissertation.  Specialized coursework is likely to include:

  • Multicultural Perspectives of Aging
  • Death and Dying
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Aging, Families and Elder Care

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

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

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