Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Health Psychology
Walden University

Program Details

A specialization in Health Psychology is available with Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program. Courses focus on biopsychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and how to change health behaviors. 

Students will study the effects of psychological, behavioral, and social factors on physical health and wellness. The curriculum includes components of foundational, core, research, and specialization courses, plus a doctoral dissertation and four PhD residencies. Credit for up to five courses can be transferred to this online Psychology degree from a master’s degree in a related field.

Core classes cover topics including: 

  • Lifespan development
  • Teaching of psychology
  • Research foundations

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island