Doctorate Degrees in Psychology

Compare 41 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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Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Pepperdine University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The doctoral program in clinical psychology employs the practitioner-scholar model of professional training and prepares students to become licensed clinical psychologists, serving the community through applied clinical practice. [+]

Promoting Mental Health and Serving Society

The doctoral program in clinical psychology employs the practitioner-scholar model of professional training and prepares students to become licensed clinical psychologists, serving the community through applied clinical practice. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For further information about the accreditation status of this or any other psychology doctoral program, please contact the APA Office of Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, Phone: (202) 336-5979.

Program Overview

Through clinically relevant courses, clinical training, and applied scholarship, students develop a foundation of knowledge, skills, and values leading to meaningful careers as psychologists. The program curriculum is built upon the foundation of psychology as a science and offers comprehensive exposure to evidence-based assessment and treatment. Clinical training commences in one of four university community-based clinics and prestigious training institutions and medical centers throughout Southern California. Students participate in applied scholarship communities, conducting dissertation research with an emphasis on clinical application and sensitivity to multicultural contexts and individual differences.... [-]


DPsych Counselling Psychology

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

The DPsych programme aims to develop highly skilled, reflexive practitioner psychologists and researchers who will make a valuable contribution to the profession, both inside and outside the consulting room. [+]

Counselling Psychology DPsych

A pluralistic programme offering existential, phenomenological, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches, with a strong focus on employability.

Key information Name: Counselling Psychology Qualification: DPsych Level: Postgraduate Study mode: Full time Duration: 3 years Tuition fees: £11,500 * Scholarships: No * Next start date: September 2018 Future start date: September 2019 Study abroad: No Validation: This degree is validated by the Open University, UK

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

The DPsych programme aims to develop highly skilled, reflexive practitioner psychologists and researchers who will make a valuable contribution to the profession, both inside and outside the consulting room.... [-]


Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 2 more

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of human actions in the past and present. [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of human actions in the past and present. The program prepares individuals to engage their knowledge and skills in cognition and instruction in applied settings of teaching and/or conducting psychological research in business, government, or institutions of higher education. Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, and statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. Entry to this program requires a graduate degree and related coursework. ... [-]


The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Clinical Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Carpinteria Santa Barbara + 1 more

The Ph.D. program celebrates its 30-year long tradition of offering clinical psychology doctoral education in-depth psychological traditions, which emphasizes radical theorizing, in-depth relational clinical education, and engagement in issues of social justice and care. The program prepares psychologists through the integration of diverse depth psychological traditions, human sciences scholarship, and community praxis. [+]

PhD in Clinical Psychology

Classes begin late September

The Ph.D. program celebrates its 30-year long tradition of offering clinical psychology doctoral education in-depth psychological traditions, which emphasizes radical theorizing, in-depth relational clinical education, and engagement in issues of social justice and care. The program prepares psychologists through the integration of diverse depth psychological traditions, human sciences scholarship, and community praxis.

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About the Clinical Ph.D. Program

Students are prepared for professional practice as scholar-practitioners whose clinical training is enhanced by scholarship and enriched by the analytical and interpretative skills developed through research. Our curriculum is designed to lead to licensure as a clinical psychologist (based on educational requirements for psychologists in the state of California).... [-]


PhD in Developmental Psychology

Walden University
Online Full time 4 - 8 years August 2018 USA USA Online

With a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Walden University, you can drive positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. [+]

With a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Walden University, you can drive positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

In this timely, relevant program, you apply your understanding of human growth and development to current topics such as technology in the digital age and the needs of populations such as the LGBTQ community and refugees.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Administration and Leadership Child and Adolescent Development Health and Human Development International Perspectives in Developmental Psychology Research Self Designed Note on Licensure

The Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.... [-]


Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Wayne

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner-Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and course work in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Masters-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. [+]

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner-Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and coursework in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Masters-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. Graduates of the doctoral program can pursue clinical and research positions in the public and private sectors. Students who want to become a psychologist must successfully complete Doctoral-level training; pass a national examination, and fulfill all state licensing requirements (e.g., the required number of state-mandated supervised hours). ... [-]


PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Transpersonal psychology is a transformative psychology of the whole person in intimate relationship with a diverse, interconnected, and evolving world. [+]

PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology

Our Integral and Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) program is one of the few in the world to offer an online PhD in whole-person approaches to psychology. Our program is also unique in its research-oriented approach dedicated to systematic knowledge-building and the advancement of the field.

Whole-person psychology expand the horizons of conventional Western psychology to include mystical and spiritual approaches that transform human consciousness. It also considers psychology as part of a comprehensive framework that includes the living systems of body, community, society, and the world as interconnected processes of evolution in a living, breathing cosmos. From this perspective, scientific work can be pursued with equal rigor as standard approaches, but it becomes possible to ask new and compelling research questions that lie close to the heart of what it is to be human.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Family and Consumer Science Education

Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning
Online Full time September 2018 USA USA Online

Texas Tech University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is offered by the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences Education in the College of Human Sciences. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Family and Consumer Science Education

Texas Tech University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is offered by the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences Education in the College of Human Sciences. The Ph.D. degree program is designed to prepare individuals for faculty positions in higher education and other professional leadership roles. If you seek an academic career, Texas Tech's doctoral program provides you with the most advanced academic training, the most distinguished faculty, and the strongest professional foundation of any program in the country.

Earn a one-of-a-kind degree—the nation's only Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Academic Psychology

Pan-European University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Slovakia Bratislava

Faculty of Psychology was established in 2011 and it is the youngest of all the faculties of PEU. [+]

Faculty of Psychology was established in 2011 and it is the youngest of all the faculties of PEU.

The main goal of the faculty is to teach the future graduate to be able to apply psychological principles, knowledge, models and psychological methods (in accordance with ethics and current scientific advances) in a way that would help individual patients, social groups, organizations and companies in their development, well-being and effectiveness.

Teaching process at the faculty focuses on four main subjects – work and social psychology, consultation and social psychology. Academic staff is formed by reputable personalities in the area of the school, social, work and consultation psychology, as well as mediation. Apart from internal pedagogues, the faculty hosts classes taught by professional psychologists.... [-]


PhD in Psychology

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

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 an 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 to 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 Longevity Studies

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Longevity Studies offer integrated study on the border of humanities, social, biomedical and other mainly applied sciences. The study responses to needs of specialist analyses and solutions of problems related to longevity and demographic change of the society, in different fields of human life and activity. [+]

Longevity Studies enable a better understanding of interfaces and challenges of prolongation of human life (longevity). It fosters better understanding and finding of appropriate answers and solutions of theoretical, applied and ethical context of longevity.

It reflects not only current demographic changes of the population (as the gerontology) but it also reflects the fact that nowadays also persons with severe disability, chronic illnesses and impairment live longer than ever before and also some other specific groups of our population have needs related to the longevity. Longevity Studies offer integrated study on the border of humanities, social, biomedical and other mainly applied sciences. The study responses to needs of specialist analyses and solutions of problems related to longevity and demographic change of the society, in different fields of human life and activity.... [-]


PhD in Psychology

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

A Ph.D., by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. The teaching and learning style at Ph.D. level takes the form of 1:1 supervision, e-learning, and workshops. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. A member of staff, an expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student, you'll become part of our thriving academic community. A Ph.D., by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. The teaching and learning style at Ph.D. level takes the form of 1:1 supervision, e-learning, and workshops. Research excellence In the most recent Research Excellence Framework Psychology was rated: 60% of our research was awarded 3* out of 4* - 'very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance' 85% of submitted publications to be internationally recognized, internationally excellent or world leading. Our research has made a difference at many levels: influencing policy and creating new commercial capabilities. Our scientists work in multidisciplinary teams to target major societal challenges in the areas of human health, well-being, performance, and behavior. We apply theory in these areas to contemporary real-world issues by undertaking innovative and rigorous science. Research interests Addictive and Health Behaviours Investigating the socio-cognitive determinants of addictive behaviors and interventions to modify them Applied and Developmental Cognition Understanding how cognitive processes unfold during development and their application to real-world problems Investigative and Forensic Psychology Examining how different vulnerabilities affect eyewitness testimony with a particular expertise in research with children, the elderly and those with autism spectrum disorder Lived Experiences in Mental... [-]

PhD in Economic and Organizational Sociology

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The Ph.D. Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. [+]

Ph.D. in Economic and Organizational Sociology

The Ph.D. Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high-quality academic training in economic and organizational sociology and produce original research in this field. The course is taught in scientific partnership with the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS/UL) and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL).

Host centers

The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers provides important support for students in Ph.D. programs.... [-]


PhD in Industrial Psychology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. [+]

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. The qualification can also occur via a combination of independent research and developmental scientific work of original nature on such an advanced topic. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Industrial Psychology within their everyday lives.... [-]