Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology / Health & Human Development
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a PhD in Developmental Psychology with a concentration in Health and Human Development. Students in this degree program have the ability to choose areas of interest such as child and adolescent health, women’s health, or geriatric health. 

Courses in online Psychology degrees examine the relationship between health, human behavior, and human development. The curriculum includes application of current theories and research to real-world situations in healthcare or human and social services. Two different tracks are available to students according to whether their master’s degree is related to Psychology or a separate field of study.

Course topics available to students include:

  • Health psychology
  • Changing health behavior – theory and practice
  • Social and emotional development
  • Social psychology


  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island