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HAROLD ABEL SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology General Psychology specialization

Overview

Capella University's online PhD in Psychology program enables you to personalize your coursework to meet your professional goals. Choose established areas of psychological study, such as addiction or health psychology, or design an interdisciplinary program that blends psychology with education, business, or human services courses.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

Your PhD in General Psychology program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

If you are seeking information on professional licensure, view our licensure information.

Degree Outcomes

With your PhD in General Psychology from Capella, you'll learn how to design, plan, and conduct appropriate research in the field of psychology. You'll also learn to think critically in response to psychological challenges and perform ethically in personal and professional interactions. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in General Psychology include consultant, dean of faculty, instructor, program administrator/director or researcher. Potential workplaces include hospital/health care system, human resource department, law enforcement, mental health clinic or nonprofit organization.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5902, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.