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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Psychology is the study of human behavior and the human mind. As a science, it only began in the late nineteenth century with the groundbreaking studies of psychologists such as Sigmund Freud. Psychology has several sub-disciplines that explore emotional and cognitive conditions and states.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Doctoral Programs in Psychology in USA 2019

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Rocky Mountain College

The Rocky Mountain College Occupational Doctorate Program is one of the first Montana-based occupational therapy doctorate programs in the state of Montana. As a post-bac ... [+]

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

The Rocky Mountain College Occupational Doctorate Program is one of the first Montana-based occupational therapy doctorate programs in the state of Montana. As a post-baccalaureate, entry-level professional doctoral degree, applicants must complete all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation into the program. The total length of the program is 115 credit hours, 3.0 years (nine semesters). The curriculum includes two 12-week fieldwork experiences and one 16-week doctoral experience.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy practitioners ask What matters to you? not What's the matter with you?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from the injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes (AOTA.org).... [-]

USA Billings
September 2019
3 years
Campus
University of Central Arkansas

The Ph.D. program in School Psychology is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model of training. The APA-accredited* Ph.D. program in School Psychology is grounded in ... [+]

Program Description

School Psychology is the application of the principles of psychology to the learning and developmental processes of children and adolescents. School psychologists conduct psychological and educational evaluations in order to plan remedial programs for students, counsel students with learning and school adjustment problems, consult with school personnel and parents, develop and implement educational and psychological programs for schools, and evaluate school programs.

The Ph.D. program in School Psychology is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model of training. The APA-accredited* Ph.D. program in School Psychology is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model of training. The program adheres to the idea that practice and research should reciprocally influence and strengthen each other. The program prepares students to integrate scientific knowledge and skills into all professional activities, to promote empirically established practices on behalf of those being served, and to exemplify the legal and ethical standards of the psychology profession.... [-]

USA Conway
September 2019
Full-time
120 hours
Campus
University of Central Arkansas

The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas provides graduate education in the scientific practice of psychology and in counseling ... [+]

Mission Statement

The mission of the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is to prepare counseling psychologists who are trained in evidence-based psychological services and research methods, are sensitive to individual, social, and cultural differences, are advocates for mental health and personal growth throughout the lifespan, and are competent to practice in healthcare systems and in academia.

Scientist-Practitioner Model of Training

The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas provides graduate education in the scientific practice of psychology and in counseling psychology as a professional specialization. The program of study is grounded in the scientist‑practitioner model for training psychologists that stresses training in both research methods and professional practice. This model affirms the idea that practice and research should reciprocally influence and strengthen one another and are thus complementary components of graduate psychology education. The role of scientist-practitioner is to be (1) a consumer and practitioner of evidence-based clinical practices, (2) an evaluator of professional actions and, (3) a researcher who produces new data and who reports these findings to the professional community. The scientist-practitioner model was developed at the Boulder Conference on clinical psychology in 1949 and subsequently accepted in 1954 by the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association (APA).... [-]

USA Conway
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Sofia University

Our program combines experiential learning with a serious academic inquiry and our graduates become transpersonal scholars, transpersonally-oriented therapists and healer ... [+]

If you are a self-motivated learner who grapples with the challenges of our time and seeks to make a positive change in the world, this program is for you. Our program combines experiential learning with a serious academic inquiry and our graduates become transpersonal scholars, transpersonally-oriented therapists and healers, transformative educators, and change agents in various social and organizational contexts.

Coursework includes intensive inquiry in transpersonal philosophy, theory and research; a research methods sequence that prepares students for dissertation work on a chosen topic; and integrative and transformational educational experiences of community-building and applied learning through retreats and a community praxis sequence. This on-campus program provides the container for you to be a part of a diverse learning community.... [-]

USA Palo Alto
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kean University

Psy.D. Program in Combined and Integrated School and Clinical Psychology places equal emphasis on both research and clinical training. The hybrid design of the program en ... [+]

Kean University’s Psy.D. in Combined and Integrated School and Clinical Psychology program places equal emphasis on both research and clinical training. The combined and integrated nature of the program enables students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in a variety of applied settings emphasizing inter-professional collaboration. In addition to extensive clinical training, students are given the opportunity to engage in research throughout all years of the program, thus advancing the profession through scientific and scholarly contributions. They are also expected to acquire basic and advanced competencies in School Psychology and Clinical Psychology, culminating ineligibility for appropriate certification and licensure.... [-]

USA New York Union
September 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Grand Canyon University

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 t ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Grand Canyon University

The program prepares individuals to engage their knowledge and skills in cognition and instruction in applied settings of teaching and/or conducting psychological researc ... [+]

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. ... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Grand Canyon University

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behav ... [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behavioral specialists in the workplace.

Those with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology often pursue careers as teachers or researchers at the college or university level, consultants and staff psychologists, or researchers. In the workplace, industrial and organizational psychologists work to improve areas such as selection and placement, training and development, and the evaluation of employee performance.

This program involves an in-depth study of how individuals behave in a variety of settings. 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.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Grand Canyon University

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is geared toward individuals who work in government positions, indust ... [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is geared toward individuals who work in government positions, industry, school systems, and other types of instructional and applied settings. This program also prepares individuals for teaching and research at the university and college level. With a focus on how the human mind works and retains information, the Ph.D. in Cognition and Instruction explores the most effective way to teach and train so that information becomes embedded.

Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, 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.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
William Paterson University of New Jersey

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 ... [+]

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). ... [-]

USA Wayne
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program is a learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and tra ... [+]

East-West Psychology PhD

The East-West Psychology Department (EWP) offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality. EWP is an academic hub in which Western psychology and wisdom traditions from around the world come into conversation to create new knowledge.

EWP students acquire forward-looking professional skills that are rooted in ancient spiritual traditions. Courses are cross-disciplinary and include academic inquiry of systems, spiritual traditions, and psychological teachings

EWP offers the following paths of study:

Ph.D. in East-West Psychology

Master of Arts in East-West Psychology

Accelerated Tracks: BA to MA or MA to PhD... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

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.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined
California Southern University

One of the most popular degree programs at CalSouthern, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) is an applied, clinically focused degree that meets the educational requirements f ... [+]

You are not required to submit a TOEFL exam result in order to apply and be admitted into the University.

Overview

One of the most popular degree programs at CalSouthern, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) is an applied, clinically focused degree that meets the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of California. The PsyD program culminates in a doctoral project focused on a topic about which you are most passionate—it’s one of the most exceptionally rewarding academic experiences you can undertake.

The PsyD: Psychology’s Applied Doctorate

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) differs from the Ph.D. in that, whereas the Ph.D. is focused primarily on academic research and scholarly publication, the PsyD degree is an applied degree that is clinically focused. It emphasizes counseling and therapy and gives you great leverage and opportunity in your career—you can move into virtually any position in any organizational hierarchy with the PsyD.... [-]

USA Costa Mesa
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 years
Online
Long Island University

The Ph.D. Program and the Department of Psychology are located on the 8th floor of the Humanities Building on the Brooklyn campus in a suite of offices, conference rooms ... [+]

About

“Doctoral students and faculty at LIU Brooklyn campus are hard at work in their research, clinical experiences, and academic coursework, but you won’t hear frantic footsteps and harried voices when you approach the Psychology Department on the 8th floor. Walking through the light wooden doors of the LIU Clinical Psychology program, you are greeted by modern glass-walled rooms, soft lights, and students gathered cozily on couches in thoughtful and engaged conversation. It’s the things that you may overlook on first glance - a faculty’s hand on a student’s shoulder offering advice on the research design of a study; a second-year student peering over the stats book of a first-year student explaining a data set; a friendly joke and nudge passed between professor and graduate assistant as they exchange morning greetings. As a graduate student in the LIU community, these supportive relationships distinguish the program in poignant ways. The pressures of competition amongst peers are nonexistent; instead, an atmosphere is born of common goals, collaborative work, and nurturance, as students and faculty alike push themselves towards excellence as scholars and clinicians.” – a doctoral student... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Campus
Pacifica Graduate Institute

The Psy.D. Program’s mission is to prepare clinical psychologists who bring depth psychological approaches to working with diverse communities as well as community mental ... [+]

PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Classes begin early October

The Psy.D. Program’s mission is to prepare clinical psychologists who bring depth psychological approaches to working with diverse communities as well as community mental health values into depth psychology work.

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

What is the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology?

The Psy.D. degree program embraces a practitioner-scholar model where the emphasis is on the practical application of theoretical material to specific settings in which psychologists work. Those with Psy.D. degrees most often work in community-based agency settings, in private practice, in integrative health care settings, organizational settings, health service, and as faculty in professional psychology programs. A Psy.D. education stresses self-reflective practice along with interpersonal skills and the capacity to engage with others in interprofessional frameworks. Clinical skills, projective and objective assessment, and treatment are the main application areas in addition to theory and research. Both foundational and functional knowledge are focused on. At Pacifica Graduate Institute, in addition to providing the broad and general educational context that is required in the field of psychology, depth psychology is honored for its long life of clinical effectiveness, its relational focus, and its value on expanded understandings of developmental complexity, self-organization, and individual and collective consciousness.... [-]

USA Carpinteria Santa Barbara
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Full-time
4 years
Campus