PhD in Psychology / Educational Psychology
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Educational Psychology for students looking to contribute to the field of education through independent, professional research. Deepen your understanding of key psychological theories affecting issues related to the learning experiences of both high achievers and individuals whose needs are more specialized. Explore how to apply these theories to teaching learners across their lifespan and researching student cognition, motivation, and development.

Choose from the Traditional or Fast Track path. For the highly motivated student with discipline and a flexible schedule, Walden offers an expedited path to your doctoral degree. With the Fast-Track option, you can complete your PhD in Psychology in a shorter amount of time by taking additional courses per term.

Note on Licensure. The PhD in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.


Students will be required to attend four residencies (Residency 2 may be virtual, Residency 4 may be virtual or a capstone intensive retreat).

Admissions consideration:

  • A bachelors or master’s degree
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission