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General Psychology


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Gain a deep understanding of the many facets of psychology and expand your opportunities for making a difference in people’s lives. Earn a PhD in Psychology, General Psychology from Capella University.

Whether you’re looking to teach, lead, or consult, you’ll have the flexibility to focus on topics that fit your interests. Simply choose electives that shape your education to meet your goals.

Relevant, real-world learning

Your psychology coursework allows you to conduct research in consultation with Capella faculty.

Complementary coursework approach

Get direct, intensive experience with face-to-face residencies that enhance your online coursework and help you complete your program successfully.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty actively engaged in their professions.

Classes start November 9

Use the code FALL to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core courses
  • 4 Specialized courses
  • 25 max transfer credits
  • 5 Elective courses
  • 3 Dissertation research seminars
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation

Reduce your tuition by $20K

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $20K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree..