PhD in Psychology / Social Psychology
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology. Apply your knowledge of social psychological theory to conduct research on such important social issues as social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal processes, and group dynamics. The program can expand your understanding of how social factors influence human psychology and behavior. Learn to use sophisticated research methods and prepare yourself to teach and conduct research in the field of higher education.

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