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


  • 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