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.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with a PhD in Psychology

Expand your opportunities for making a difference in people’s lives with an online PhD in Psychology. Our four specializations provide tools you can use to advance as a leader or consultant in areas like psychology, mental health, education, business or public policy.

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.

Choosing a PhD in Psychology specialization

Every doctoral journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to advance your psychology expertise for the next phases of your career.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Why choose a PhD in Psychology from Capella University?

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.