Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
The online Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology provides coursework which explores current theories and best practices and will allow students to combine scholarly research with practical expertise.
Students may choose from seven specializations within this degree to develop their focus.
Graduates will be prepared for roles such as:
- instructor or professor
- researcher for government, nonprofit, and private organizations
Degree Level: Doctorate
Delivery Format: Mostly Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Must hold a masters degree.
Four residencies are required (Residency 2 may be virtual, Residency 4 may be virtual or a capstone intensive retreat).
Bernie and Rita Turner founded Walden University in 1970 in order to provide an educational opportunity for working adults. The University immediately began to grow and by 1972, Walden conferred seventy degrees, including forty-six Doctorate degrees. Walden is a private for-profit university, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With a continued focus on the working professional, Walden’s mission integrates “quality programs,” designed and taught by highly qualified professionals, through “relevant, actionable” methods to establish “lifelong learning.” In addition, faculty are selected based on “academic and industry credentials."
Walden offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs, all entirely online, from the following colleges and schools:
- College of Management & Technology
- Riley College of Education & Leadership
- College of Health Sciences
- College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Center for General Education
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