PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Addiction Psychology specialization
Designed around professional education standards in addiction psychology, this online specialization helps prepare you for advanced research, faculty, or leadership positions in the field. You'll build on your current expertise in the addiction field while exploring the latest theories, issues, and trends related to both behaviors with addictive features and substance use. This is one of very few non-clinical doctoral specializations in Addiction Psychology available online, which offers addiction professionals more flexibility to combine advanced education pursuits with other professional and personal commitments.
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With your PhD in Addiction Psychology from Capella, you'll learn to synthesize principles and applications of addiction psychology theory and its evidence base, evaluate addiction psychology literature, and interpret knowledge of addiction psychology research and contribute to the field of psychology. You'll also learn to communicate knowledge about addiction psychology using accepted professional community standards. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Addiction Psychology include adjunct or part-time faculty, center administrator, lecturer/speaker, program administrator or researcher. Potential workplaces include county or state mental health facility, hospital, mental health clinic or rehabilitation center.