Synthesize the principles and applications of addiction psychology theory and evidence-based practice.
Make a plan for continued professional development on current issues and trends related to addiction psychology.
Contribute to the field of psychology by interpreting and applying addiction psychology research.
Become adept at using appropriate evaluation and outcomes measurement procedures.
Maintain an awareness of evolving cultural, ethical, and legal standards related to addiction psychology research, practice, and policy.
Learn to communicate about addiction psychology using accepted professional community standards.
Get real-world skills. Our research in psychology course allows you to conduct research alongside Capella faculty.
Our applied teaching track program helps you gain experience as a teaching assistant or tutor.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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Our online PhD in Psychology, Addiction Psychology curriculum integrates addiction theory and research with practice. You’ll develop expertise in addiction research, prevention and treatment, and program design and evaluation.
Allows you to work extensively on your dissertation topic, methodology, literature review, and research plan from the beginning of your program.
Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you dedicated support
early in your program—so you can be confident in the steps to
completing your degree.
Enhance the skills you develop in your program coursework through
these intensive, onsite experiences with students and faculty.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|PSY8405||Practical Psychopharmacology in Addiction Treatment|
|PSY8415||Substance-Use Program Design|
|PSY8420||Multicultural Issues in Addiction|
|PSY8430||Issues and Trends in Addiction-Related Treatments|
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They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
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A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced
mentor who will help you to succeed.
Learn how licensure, education methods, and workplaces differ in clinical vs. non-clinical psychology.
Learn more about Capella's PhD in Psychology program and available specializations.
Learn about addiction psychology and how it's different from addiction counseling.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online addiction psychology doctoral degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.