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Doctoral Degrees in Psychology

Build on Your Passion

Take your psychology career in any direction you want with an online psychology doctoral program from Capella that fits your busy life. Target your studies and build your professional credibility.

PHD

PhD in Psychology

 Broaden your knowledge of human behavior and focus on advanced research in your chosen specialization of psychology while diving deeper into areas such as teaching, consulting, and leadership.

PSYD

Doctor of Psychology

Prep for state licensure eligibility with clinical training and an advanced scientific study of mental disorders, assessment, and psychotherapy for adults and children. 

PSYD

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology

Learn to lead strategies that positively impact young people while developing proficiencies in consultation, supervision, evaluation, ethics, intervention and prevention, and more.

Psychology Doctoral Programs Online - Capella University

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Why Choose Capella?

Make your mark in the field of psychology by focusing on an interest that fuels your passion. Capella’s online psychology doctoral programs can help you take the direct path to meeting your career goals.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Whether your focus is clinical, academic, or research-based, our curriculum is aligned to cover what you need to know.

Comprehensive Doctoral Support

Experts will support you throughout your coursework, residencies, and dissertation to keep you moving toward your goals.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

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

Engaging, Contemporary Education

Our blended model of online coursework and face-to-face experiences offers a flexible, high-quality doctoral education.

I cannot say enough about the faculty.  All of the faculty I have worked with have been supportive, passionate, and it was easy to see that they love what they do and find joy in helping develop professionals.

Stacy Luther*

PsyD Clinical Psychology

*Actual Capella learner who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

PhD in Psychology vs. Doctor of Psychology

Need help deciding between a PsyD and PhD? Learn the differences between these doctoral degree programs.

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PhD in Psychology – Which Specialization Is Right for You?

Learn more about Capella’s PhD in Psychology program and available specializations.

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Doctor of Psychology – Which Specialization Is Right for You?

Learn more about Capella’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology and PsyD in School Psychology.

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