Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Research in Psychology
Walden University

Program Details

Gain advanced research skills with Walden University’s PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Research in Psychology. Students will learn quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research designs and data collection methods.

Special focus is given to a doctoral dissertation project, in which students complete their own original research to contribute to the field. The curriculum includes components of foundational, core, research, and specialization courses, as well as the 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.

Research related course topics include:

  • Survey research methods
  • Multivariate analysis and data mining
  • Tests and measurement
  • Advanced mixed-methods reasoning and analysis


  • 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