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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.
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.
As a PhD in Psychology student, you’ll begin with core courses that lay the foundation for your program and develop skills in key areas of the field. From there, you’ll move into coursework and residencies for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your dissertation.
Applicants to the PhD in Psychology program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International applicants will be subject to additional admission requirements.
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
The total cost of your PhD in Psychology program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Find detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for PhD in Psychology specializations: General Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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.