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Overview

Capella University's online PhD in General Psychology enables you to personalize your coursework to meet your professional goals. Choose from a wide range of elective coursework to tailor your education to meet your personal goals.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

In the PhD in General Psychology program, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. Our curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty, research methodologists, and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time, when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

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

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

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, faculty position, instructor, program administrator/director or researcher. Potential workplaces include hospital/health care system, human resource department, law enforcement, mental health clinic or nonprofit organization.

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.