Doctorate Degrees in Psychology

Compare 56 PhD Programs in Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is based on scientific method and behavioral science. A Psychology PhD is a challenging but rewarding program that can open many doors to career opportunities.

There are different options for Doctoral Degree in Psychology. These include Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD), Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), and Doctorate Degree of Psychology in Education (EdD). Programs will vary by country, but generally the tracks are clinical, educational, or counseling psychology. Each Psychology PhD program allows graduates to work in a clinical setting, qualified to diagnose and treat mental disorders, conduct psychological testing and evaluations, and provide psychotherapy. As part of a Psychology PhD program, candidates will be required to complete research that leads to a dissertation that makes a scholarly contribution to the field. Those holding a Psychology PhD can work in academia, research, government, and the public and private sector.

If you are interested in furthering your career in Psychology, then a Psychology PhD may be what you are searching for. Take a look below and find the program for you!

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PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Walden University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 2 more

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. Completion Requirements 159 total quarter credits Core courses (106 cr.) Elective course (15 cr.) Clinical practicum (6 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Internship (12 cr.) Academic Year in Residence Ph.D. residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Interventions I Research, Theory, Design, and Methods Social Psychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Tests and Measurement Lifespan Development Biopsychology Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice Cognitive Assessment Personality Assessment Multicultural Psychology Consultation and Supervision in Psychology Interventions II Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology Clinical Psychopharmacology Psychology and Social Change Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Elective Cognitive and Affective Bases... [-]

PhD in East-West Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. [+]

Students complete 36 units of coursework and write a dissertation. The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. They work closely with their advisors to design an individualized curriculum and participate in research colloquia to articulate their dissertation research project. Ph.D. Program Learning Goals and Objectives Upon completion of the Ph.D. in East-West Psychology, and in addition to M.A. goals and objectives, graduates will be able to: Goal 1. Produce original scholarly works in the field of East-West psychology and spirituality. Objective 1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and expertise in a selected area of specialization within East-West studies. Objective 2. Produce work that creatively and critically interprets, compares, integrates, applies, and/or evaluates knowledge from a variety of Eastern, Western, and indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions. Objective 3. Apply critical thinking in relation to basic and complex issues of East-West cross-cultural hermeneutics, such as orientalism, ethnocentrism, critical pluralism, insider/outsider perspectives, relativism, and/or incommensurability. Goal 2. Carry out scholarly research with a methodology appropriate to their research interests. Objective 1. Design cogent, feasible, and methodologically rigorous research projects. Objective 2. Apply several qualitative and theoretical research methods (e.g., phenomenological, hermeneutic, heuristic, narrative, comparative) to their research interests. Objective 3. Carry out a complete research project that demonstrates professional methodological knowledge and skills. Goal 3. Be competent in a variety of pedagogical, writing,... [-]

Doctorate in Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Campus Part time September 2017 Dominica Portsmouth

Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Philosophy The primary mission of the educational programmes in Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction coursework is: To develop competent, critical reviewers and well-informed researchers, professors and clinicians; To enhance and promote a comprehensive basis for teaching, researching and practicing Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction; To promote systems that respect the diversity of client populations as well as approaches to research, teaching and clinical practice; To advance the body of academic literature within the field through the promotion of research outcomes and analysis, research and clinical ethics, teaching and clinical effectiveness, special populations, evidence-based practice, and mental health concerns; To inculcate excellence and critical thinking within the field. Outcomes Students must demonstrate the following prior to graduation: A. Comprehensive knowledge of Christian Counselling or Spiritual Direction clinical theory and practice via literature review, bibliography, and the development of an annotated outline for the dissertation or project; Thorough knowledge of research methodologies via formulation of a Christian Counselling or Spiritual Direction research question, and the selection of an appropriate means of data collection and analysis; Well-developed critical thinking skills, including those of analysis and synthesis including approaches in awareness and advantages of qualitative and quantitative research methods; Postgraduate-level written and oral communication skills; Ease with discourse about subject matter via dissertation defence or oral examination and when appropriate at roundtable discussions with peers and faculty; A minimum of 85% mastery of examination materials and ability to participate in analysis of research articles and to translate these articles into components... [-]

PhD in Psychology

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

To obtain a Ph.D., students with an undergraduate degree will complete at least 14 courses (max. 6 years), while those with a Master’s degree will complete at least 7 courses (max. 4 years [+]

PhD in Psychology

 

To obtain a Ph.D., students with an undergraduate degree will complete at least 14 courses (max. 6 years), while those with a Master’s degree will complete at least 7 courses (max. 4 years).

The Cognitive Program in Psychology provides students with advanced background in cognition, examining mental processes such as learning, perception, attention, memory, decision-making, and language with the option of specializing in cognitive and/or behavioral neuroscience. Research is central in our graduate training in this program. Students begin research immediately and have the chance to work with core cognitive faculty members as well as collaborate with faculty in related programs. With the acquired broad knowledge in cognition and the extensive research experience gained from this program, students acquire the necessary tools to develop their independent research careers.... [-]


PhD in Educational Psychology

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Program description: Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. This type of study program is intended for graduates of master's degree in psychology and represents the third academic degree. The discipline Educational Psychology assumes the student specialization and leads to self-reliant scientific, creative and research work and prepare for the future path of highly qualified expert. It is conceived as an interdisciplinary branch based on the application of theoretical knowledge in other fields of science and psychological practice. The study is focused on acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills for performing scientific research and the research work in the field of psychology. The study program is realized through seminars, tuition and consultation and focuses both on proven concepts and as well modern theories with regard to the current state of knowledge in the field of education. The theoretical part of the study program offers a wide range of topical lectures and workshops. The own research program is modified on the basis of consultations and is generally formed by the research plan (project), which is a part of the admission procedure. Successful doctoral graduates are awarded with the academic title Ph.D. Graduate´s profile and employability: The graduate of the doctoral program Educational psychology should be a theoretically informed expert that could be able to apply the gained education both in... [-]

PhD in Color Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

Color science research at RIT encompasses such diverse fields as medical data visualization, computer graphics and animation, art conservation, spectral and spatial measurements of materials, color printing, digital photography, motion picture and television, and modeling of our perceptions for use in defining color quality. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Color Science Color has been a topic of intense interest and inquiry for hundreds if not thousands of years. As a generalization, color science can be defined as the quantification of our perception of color. Its mastery requires an interdisciplinary educational approach encompassing physics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, and psychology. Color science is used in the design and control of most man-made colored materials including textiles, coatings, and polymers and to specify such diverse materials as soil and wine. It is used extensively in color reproduction including digital photography, desktop and projection display, and printing. As we begin the 21st century, color science is ubiquitous. Color science research at RIT encompasses such diverse fields as medical data visualization, computer graphics and animation, art conservation, spectral and spatial measurements of materials, color printing, digital photography, motion picture and television, and modeling of our perceptions for use in defining color quality. RIT has a long history of scholarship in color science. The program is designed for students whose undergraduate majors are in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, experimental psychology, imaging, or any applied discipline pertaining to the quantitative description of color, for example, textiles, graphic arts, animation, material science, and polymer science. All students must earn 99 credits as a graduate student. For full-time students, the program requires three or more years of study at the graduate level for students entering the program with a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum is a combination of required courses in... [-]

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2017 USA Farmington Hills

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) is an APA accredited post-master’s professional degree for those pursuing the highest level of practice in clinical psychology. Utilizing the practitioner-scholar model, the doctoral program provides a comprehensive foundation in the scientific bases of psychology to ground clinical training, dissertation research, and scholarship. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) is a post-master’s professional degree for those pursuing the highest level of practice in clinical psychology. Utilizing the practitioner-scholar model, the doctoral program provides a comprehensive foundation in the scientific bases of psychology to ground clinical training, dissertation research, and scholarship. The program fosters an educational environment that values cooperative and collaborative learning and promotes professional development and personal growth. Professional development and personal growth are integral to the degree programs at MiSPP, and many aspects of the educational process are based on experiential learning and self-exploration. Students participate in courses, group process, and other related activities that require self-exploration, dialogue and expression of personal information. In addition, courses, clinical supervision or other program-related activities may require classroom presentations and/or written assignments that involve the communication of personal information. Enrollment in the PsyD program at MiSPP begins in the fall semester only. It is a full-time program that takes a minimum of four years. Admission applications are accepted year-round. The application priority deadline for fall enrollment is February 15th of the same year (after the priority deadline has passed contact the Admissions Coordinator to discuss the availability of seat openings). All required admissions documents must be received by this date. Only applications with all required documents will be reviewed past the deadline. [-]

Doctorate In Educational Sciences

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

This course is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in acquiring advanced and sustained training in research in the various areas of education sciences [+]

PRESENTATION This course is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in acquiring advanced and sustained training in research in the various areas of education sciences. With it is intended, in particular, that the students who attend become able to develop skills, competencies and methods in the field of education sciences; conceive, design and carry out research in education, respecting scientific quality standards; develop a susceptible advanced research project to constitute an original contribution to knowledge in a particular field of education and able to be disclosed in publications with scientific credibility; develop communication skills both written and oral with the academic community and society in general; put the skills acquired in the service of knowledge society in which we live, contributing to a critical reflection on the implications of technological progress and cultural development. Careers According to the provisions of the Decree 344/2008, of April 30, the course benefits from automatic recognition for the purposes of career development of kindergarten teachers and teachers of Basic and Secondary Education. [-]

PhD Program in Cognitive Sciences

National Chung Cheng University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Chia Yi

The all-English PhD program in Cognitive Sciences (CS) at National Chung Cheng University (CCU) is a new doctoral program, formally established in 2013, created by the joint efforts among faculty members of Center for Research in Cognitive Sciences, [+]

PhDs in Psychology. About the Program The all-English PhD program in Cognitive Sciences (CS) at National Chung Cheng University (CCU) is a new doctoral program, formally established in 2013, created by the joint efforts among faculty members of Center for Research in Cognitive Sciences, Department of Psychology, Graduate Institute of Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, Graduate Institute of Education, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering. CCU has been playing a leading role in fostering and promoting cognitive sciences for more than a quarter of century in Taiwan, and we are excited to announce the new degree-awarding PhD program, which represents an interdisciplinary integration across many well-developed academic institutes and departments at CCU. Our goal The main objectives of the CS program are to explore the nature of human mind and intelligence, the brain mechanisms underlying mental functions, and the behaviors that derive from the mental faculties. More specifically, the program covers areas encompassing psychology (especially cognitive psychology), linguistics, philosophy (especially philosophy of mind), artificial intelligence, image processing, machine learning, and neuroscience. We not only anticipate to make contributions to the study of mind, brain, and behaviors from our own disciplines, but also to benefit from closely interacting and communicating with colleagues from other disciplines that share the same intellectual interests, both at the level of theory construction and the level of empirical inquiry. To those ends, we have organized the CS program into four core areas in accordance with the expertise of participating faculty members.... [-]

PhD in Special Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of the doctoral study program Special education is equipped with theoretical knowledge and research skills in the area of special education. The graduate is prepared to work in the area of scientific research and participate in the education of university students. [+]

Characteristics of the Studies Content of doctoral studies focuses mostly on the increase of participation of people with disabilities in the society as well as the improvement of quality of their lives. Special attention is given to social aspects. The PhD Study Programme offers education in wide spectrum of special-education disciplines. Students of the programme are prepared to develop the scientific discipline of special education in the above mentioned new prospective and to solve up-to-date problems related to quality of life of people with disabilities. Individual courses also cover topical aspects of special education in the international context. Research activities should preferably cover: Early age including special educational diagnostics and intervention Family with a disabled child and its position in the society Social, cultural and occupational integration of people with disabilities, including integration of pupils and students with special needs into the mainstream basic schools Development of special educational and social rehabilitation methods, techniques and procedures Changes in approach of general public to people with disabilities Development of the system of special education, its main structural parts, including the development of the theory of life quality of people with disabilities Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination Discussion about the dissertation/thesis. The project (including bibliography) of up to 10 pages on the candidate´s selected specialized topic must be sent together with the application for doctoral studies and it should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the goals and structure of the issue... [-]

PhD in Medical Psychology and Psychopathology

Charles University First Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. This field of study CONTINUES the rich tradition of teaching psychological and psychiatric sciences at the 1st Medical Faculty. The teaching of psychiatry was started in German in 1841 followed by English in 1886. The very first habilitation in psychiatry in Austria-Hungary took place at our clinic (doc. Riedel). As the first in the Czech lands was here, in 1911, set up an experimental psychological laboratory and in the same year the teaching of medical psychology (Professor Mihajlo Rostohar) started here also. Specialized department of addictology ("Apollinaire"), was institutionalized in 1947 and this area was richly covered by prof. Vladimír Vondráček's publications. Focus on the biopsychosocial paradigm of the modern medicine (enriched by ecological, environmental dimension) in terms of its theoretical basis reflects the current state of knowledge achieved in modern science in existing developed societies. The theoretical basis of cognitive systems theory of psychological disciplines (developmental psychology, personality psychology, etc.), but even applied fields, in particular, clinical and medical psychology. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences then represent a body of scientific disciplines concerned with understanding the human psyche and behavior. This approach not only psychological but also genetical, biochemical or physiological and their mutual interaction. What is important is the possibility of using... [-]

PhD in Clinical Psychology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge. [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Clinical Psychology (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum Credits: 75 Minimum ECTS Credits: 210 Profile of the Programme: Aims The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge Objectives By the end of their training students should be competent in the areas of I. Assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation and communication. II. Working with a range of clients in a range of psychological/psychiatric and/or medical problems/difficulties taking into consideration the social, the educational, racial and cultural background of clients III. Applying their knowledge and expertise in order to draw on a range of evidence based psychological models and psychological therapies in their work with clients. IV. Applying their academic knowledge and skills to ask scientific questions both in an academic and in clinical context and to be able to transform these questions into research hypotheses and investigation. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to will be able to work as independent clinicians, researchers, and academics. Graduates will be able to work as Clinical Psychologists in public and private hospitals or clinics, have a private practice, work at research centers, work... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Schaumburg Chicago

The Department of Psychology's Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model of professional training. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PhD) Offered in: SCHAUMBURG The Department of Psychology's Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model of professional training. The program enrolled its first ever Ph.D. students in the fall of 2012. This group represented the first Ph.D. students in the history of the entire university. The PhD program provides a more advanced degree in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology area. Generally, Master’s and PhD's in I/O psychology have a different focus and therefore prepare students for different kinds of work. While a master’s degree is an almost purely applied degree that prepares students for application of I/O psychology principles with a focus on practical skills, the PhD is a research degree that prepares students to conduct scientific research and analyze data with a much higher degree of sophistication. While the doctoral degree can prepare one for an academic career, most I/O psychologists, even those with the PhD, work outside of academia. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the leading professional organization for I/O psychologists, found in a 2006 membership survey that most respondents held PhDs (89% PhD, 11% master’s degree). Of these mostly PhD respondents, however, only 39% were employed by a college or university. I/O psychologists with PhDs work for companies, non-profit organizations, government, research institutes, consulting firms, and as independent consultants. They occupy roles similar to some that would be occupied by master’s-level I/O practitioners, but the PhD prepares practitioners for more sophisticated work, especially work requiring high-level... [-]

Doctor of Psychology (Pys.D.)

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

All applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. Admission is competitive and limited to available space. Meeting the minimum requirements, therefore, does not guarantee admission. [+]

Degree Options: Psy.D. Who Would be Interested in This Program? Students interested in doctoral training in Clinical Psychology who wish to practice as clinical psychologists. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? A minimum of five undergraduate courses in psychology: general psychology, statistics, and experimental psychology are required, as well as two other courses acceptable to the departmental admissions committee. Applicants are required to submit academic transcripts for any undergraduate and graduate work, as well as complete the GRE. Candidates are encouraged to complete the GRE Psychology Subject Test if Psychology was not their major as an undergraduate. Candidates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and GRE scores at the 50th percentile or higher will be competitive. All applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. Admission is competitive and limited to available space. Meeting the minimum requirements, therefore, does not guarantee admission. Applications should be received by January 15th. [-]

PhD in Psychology specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the MPhil route – see separate entry. The qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and... [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Psychology specialisms - PhD The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the MPhil route – see separate entry. The qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to become a psychology lecturer and researcher in higher education, and if you wish to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education. On completion of your PhD you will also become a member of the University's alumni association. You can be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information, as well as the University's library and periodicals, and other facilities. Subject overview Psychology staff in the School of Health and Social Sciences value their relationships with students, and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. The PhD course is followed mainly by supervised independent study. You will produce a thesis under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen (the Director of Studies). Additional support is available from a secondary supervisor, and/or an external supervisor at another institution. A programme of related studies that may involve formal taught courses is agreed with... [-]