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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

A Psychology PhD is required if you want to open your own private practice. In most cases, you will need this level of degree if you want to teach and conduct research at a university level.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

Top Doctoral Programs in Psychology in USA 2017

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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. [+]

Best PhDs in Psychology in USA 2017. 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... [-]

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 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 Master’s-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 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 Master’s-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). Facilities and Resources Our graduate programs are housed in the new and renovated facilities in Science Hall-East. These facilities include modern clinical, research, and teaching spaces, in addition to a state-of-the-art clinical teaching suite for training, monitoring, recording and conducting clinical sessions, a graduate testing and teaching room and a graduate study and informal learning space for our students. Admission Requirements In addition to the University’s admission requirements: A bachelor's degree and transcript from an accredited college or university Psychology courses require prior to enrollment Developmental Psychology Statistics Research Methods Abnormal Psychology Physiological Psychology or... [-]

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. [+]

Best PhDs in Psychology in USA 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. [+]

Best PhDs in Psychology in USA 2017. The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. We continue today to present a dynamic clinical psychology curriculum that combines the latest scientific research with the world's great wisdom traditions. We believe that such a synthesis permits deep understanding of the human condition, as well as insight into the most effective ways of helping those in need. The PsyD Program is carefully designed to prepare students for practice-focused careers in clinical psychology. As a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), our practitioner-scholar training model provides broad and general education in clinical psychology that, in addition, integrates depth-psychological, societal, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of human experience into the curriculum. Full time students who enter the program with Regular Standing (those who enter with a BA) typically take three to four years to complete coursework. This is followed by the internship, which takes one year if it is a full-time internship (about forty hours a week), two years if it is a part-time internship (about twenty hours a week). The dissertation also follows coursework and, while it is possible to complete the dissertation in one year, students typically take two years to complete and write up their research. Realistically, a full time student... [-]

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. [+]

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 analytical, methodological, and... [-]

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. [+]

Best PhDs in Psychology in USA 2017. 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. [-]

Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PSYD)

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities. [+]

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities.

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Stressing clinical practice, USF's PsyD program prepares doctoral students to work as health service psychologists in a variety of community health settings. Graduates will be proficient in the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of integrated, behavioral health interventions while sensitive to contextual, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic environments of individuals and communities. Licensure and Accreditation The USF PsyD Program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has Associate Member status in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Graduates of the PsyD program at USF are eligible for licensure in California (and other states) as psychologists. Program Details The USF PsyD program's mission is to offer a rigorous program of study based in Jesuit values that emphasizes clinical and scholarly work with underserved populations and focuses on training culturally responsive health service psychologists to work in interprofessional, integrated behavioral health settings. PROGRAM FEATURES & DELIVERY The program consists of four years of academic study, including three years of practica (1500-2000 hours), a professional project, and a fifth year internship (1500-2000 hours applied toward licensure), typically completed at another institution. The level of complexity and the number of hours of practica increases each year. Each practicum placement takes place in the community and includes a course... [-]

Psy.D.in Combined and Integrated School and Clinical Psychology

Kean University
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA New York Union + 1 more

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 enables students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in a variety of applied settings. [+]

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 in eligibility for appropriate certification and licensure.... [-]


Ph.D in Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology)

Biola University
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

Normally, four years of residency are required unless transfer of credit is brought in and advanced standing granted. While the doctorate is not awarded simply or completion of stated course work, there are basic unit requirements for the degree (133 semester hours). [+]

Ph.D in Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology)

Normally, four years of residency are required unless transfer of credit is brought in and advanced standing granted.  While the doctorate is not awarded simply or completion of stated course work, there are basic unit requirements for the degree (133 semester hours).  Each student has a faculty advisor who assists in the planning of each semester's schedule of courses and supervises the student's progress in the program. 

Psychology: Psy.D. students must complete a minimum of 76 semester hours of psychology.  These 76 units must include 46 required psychology units, 18 units of practicum and 12 units of elective psychology courses.  Students may apply up to 6 units of graduate coursework from the School of Intercultural Studies toward the total psychology hours requirement.... [-]


Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

In the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program, you’ll prepare for the general practice of clinical psychology with an emphasis on socially responsible practice. The program follows [+]

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical PsychologyIn the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program, you’ll prepare for the general practice of clinical psychology with an emphasis on socially responsible practice. The program follows the scholar-practitioner model of training and education developed by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. The model seeks to develop knowledge, skills, and values in seven core competency areas:

    1.    Relationship

    2.    Assessment

    3.    Intervention

    4.    Research and evaluation

    5.    Consultation and education

    6.    Management and supervision... [-]


Master of Arts/Ph.D Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Louisiana Tech University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology program prepares students to work in areas relating to applied behavioral science in organizations and business. Outside of class, students are [+]

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology program prepares students to work in areas relating to applied behavioral science in organizations and business. Outside of class, students are expected to gain hands-on experience through involvement on various research and applied project teams with faculty supervision. The Ph.D. program involves rigorous preparation in psychological foundations, research methods/statistical analysis, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and successful completion and defense of a dissertation involving original research. The program generally requires three to four years of full-time study post-baccalaureate. The actual amount of time needed varies depending on student prior preparation (a limited amount of credit may be requested for prior graduate work) and progress in the program. All students accepted into the program receive a graduate assistantship with a stipend. The I/O Psychology Doctoral Program is committed to diversity and embeds this initiative throughout the program curricula. The I/O Program strives to produce culturally competent professionals who are advocates for social justice and well equipped to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. Furthermore, the program strives to provide a supportive and encouraging learning environment for the training of diverse individuals and providing opportunities in diverse settings for a broad spectrum of individuals. The program avoids any restrictions that are irrelevant to success in graduate training. Thus, the program has the expectation that faculty and students “are aware of and respect cultural, individual, and role differences including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status” (APA Ethics Code,... [-]

Doctor of Psychoanalysis Degree (Clinical Psychoanalysis)

Boston Graduate School Of Psychoanalysis
Campus Full time Part time 6 - 8 years September 2017 USA Boston Brookline Livingston New York + 4 more

BGSP is unique among both psychoanalytic training institutes and graduate schools in offering regionally accredited degrees in psychoanalysis, culminating in the Doctor of Psychoanalysis degree (Psya.D.). This program combines full training to become a psychoanalyst with academic and research studies leading to the doctorate. Psychoanalysts who have already been certified but would like to pursue the doctorate may... [+]

Best PhDs in Psychology in USA 2017. Doctor of Psychoanalysis Degree (Clinical Psychoanalysis) BGSP is unique among both psychoanalytic training institutes and graduate schools in offering regionally accredited degrees in psychoanalysis, culminating in the Doctor of Psychoanalysis degree (Psya.D.). This program combines full training to become a psychoanalyst with academic and research studies leading to the doctorate. Psychoanalysts who have already been certified but would like to pursue the doctorate may apply for the Accelerated Psya.D. Program. The Psya.D. program takes the psychoanalyst-in-training beyond the process of understanding how people develop their emotional and mental lives, into the realm of entering and intervening in the unconscious life of clients. The student explores the full range of character structures and psychopathology, integrating academic study with casework to understand patients’ repetitions, defenses, resistances, and symbolic communications. In clinical supervision, students learn to use the transference and countertransference responses to work constructively as analysts. Psychoanalytic research studies foster the student’s discipline to examine clinical data systematically, strengthening the process of making valid inferences from observations. Such work requires an investment not only of time and resources, but also of oneself. The journey for the analyst-in-training entails both the courage and commitment to develop a high level of emotional attunement, attainable only through the combination of seminars, self-examination in the training analysis, and intensive clinical supervision (all hallmarks of BGSP’s integrative approach to learning). Student Outcomes Graduates of the Psya.D. program are prepared to practice as psychoanalysts with a wide range of clients, as... [-]

PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology

East Carolina University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Greenville

The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology concentration at East Carolina University trains students to apply scientific solutions to the workplace. [+]

The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology concentration at East Carolina University trains students to apply scientific solutions to the workplace. The I/O concentration is a 45-semester hour Master's program that provides students with the tools to work in industrial and organizational settings. The department currently has five full-time I/O psychology faculty members and two affiliated faculty members. An essential part of the program is an internship that typically occurs during the summer between a student's first and second year. This internship provides students with an opportunity to apply skills learned through coursework and to acquire new skills in an organizational setting. The internship may require students to relocate. An additional component of the program is the completion of a master's thesis. The master's thesis is a professional research paper that serves as an example of the student's research skills and ability to write an organized research report. The student will defend the completed thesis at an oral examination conducted by the thesis committee. Click here for our brochure and click here for our hall poster. The Work of I/O Psychology Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychologists contribute to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people. Some of the business strategies that I/O psychologists assist with include: (1) Recruiting, hiring, and retaining the most qualified employees, (2) developing fair, legal, and efficient hiring practices, (3) designing and implement new training programs, (4) increasing diversity in the workforce, (5) developing performance management systems, (6) minimizing absenteeism, (7) eliminating harassment and... [-]

PhD in School Psychology

University of Central Arkansas
Campus Full time 120 hours September 2017 USA Conway

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. [+]

Best PhDs in Psychology in USA 2017. 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. The program is typically a five-year, 120 credit hour program. Four years are spent in full-time coursework at UCA, and the fifth year is a full-time internship in a school or other appropriate setting. Strong emphasis is placed on child mental health promotion, primary prevention, and intervention with a broad range of community related problems involving children, families, and schools. In this and other ways, the program is responsive to on-going societal concerns facing children. It prepares its graduates to work in schools, clinics, community agencies, and hospitals. The primary purpose of the program is to... [-]