Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
Saybrook University

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology is an online psychology degree for those dedicated to alleviating human suffering, preparing students to make significant contributions to better our understanding of human behavior.  Saybrook University’s online psychology degree is based in the tradition of existential, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology and offers programs that expands the students’ outlook beyond the confines of psychology.  This flexible degree allows individual approaches to program planning and the study of Psychology so you can broaden and deepen knowledge, interests, and areas of academic and professional development.  Saybrook offers a variety of options for students developing further areas of knowledge, skills, and expertise.  In addition, you can focus on a specific area of study by declaring one of these specializations:

  • Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health  
  • Creativity Studies  
  • Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology  
  • Psychophysiology

This is not a clinical psychology program; it focuses on helping students learn how to improve their communities and the world through the development and improvement of programs and services.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saybrook University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • The program begins with a one-time, two-day Residential Orientation. Students will also participate in two five-day long required residential conferences per year.