Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Social Psychology
Walden University

Program Details

Study the ways in which social behavior affects nearly all of a person’s experiences in society with this doctoral Social Psychology concentration. Walden University offers this concentration as a part of its PhD in Psychology degree program.

Students will examine perceptions, attitudes, relationships, motivation, conformity, and more in relation to Social Psychology. The curriculum includes components of foundational, core, research, and specialization courses, as well as 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.

Course topics include the following:

  • Social cognition
  • Survey research methods
  • Applied social psychology

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