PhD in Psychology PhD in Psychology

Online PhD in Psychology


Expand your opportunities for making a difference in people’s lives with a PhD in Psychology from Capella. Build expertise that matches your interests to help you prepare for the next phase of your career.

A flexible PhD in Psychology

The PhD in Psychology degree program provides students with advanced academic preparation with an emphasis on research and scholarship. Students pursue a specialization during which they engage in a competency-based, scholar-practitioner curriculum that can be applied within the field of psychology.

PhD in Psychology program overview

The PhD in Psychology program is designed to help you master psychology theory and practice, contribute original research and strengthen your ability to consult, teach or lead in diverse professional settings.

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Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn’t mean going it alone. Help is here, from enrollment assistance and advisors to faculty and academic coaches. Plus, you’ll have a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.