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Expand Your Influence With a Doctoral Degree in Psychology From Walden

Whether you want to improve mental health services delivery or influence the next generation of psychology professionals, a Walden doctoral psychology degree can help you attain it. Learn from the leader: Walden is the No. 1 granter of PhD in Psychology degrees in the U.S.¹

Our psychology PhD programs and professional doctoral program focus on the skills you need to make a difference—for your career, organization, and community. Gain practical knowledge you can use immediately to address real problems in this ever-changing field. You’ll find one-on-one faculty support and other resources at every step, including our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

Doctoral Psychology Programs

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PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership

Gain the leadership and cross-disciplinary skills to manage and improve the delivery of integrated mental and behavioral healthcare with a PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership from Walden University.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Research in Psychology

    Specialization

Extend your research skills beyond our core requirements. Coursework includes survey research, tests/measurement, advanced mixed-methods analysis, and multivariate analysis.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Teaching in Psychology

    Specialization

This specialization is ideal if you’re interested in teaching adult learners, particularly through online instruction.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Educational Psychology

    Specialization

This PhD in Psychology specialization focuses on classic educational psychology theory and how to use testing and measurement, with emphasis on adult learners.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Health Psychology

    Specialization

Focuses on the intersection of psychology and health. Coursework explores health psychology, biopsychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and how to change health behavior.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Social Psychology

    Specialization

Focuses on how our thinking is affected by social context. It includes a focus on social cognition/attitudes, survey research, and applied social psychology.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

Design your own program of study. This specialization provides you with maximum flexibility to create a program that closely matches your personal and professional goals.

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  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Administration and Leadership

    Specialization

Prepare yourself as a leader and administrator in the field of human development. The Administration and Leadership specialization focuses on the latest theories and research in developmental psychology and equips you with knowledge and skills in the areas of organizational behavior, leadership development, and consulting.

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  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Child and Adolescent Development

    Specialization

Apply the latest theories and research on child development, abnormal psychology, behavior analysis, and health issues affecting children and adolescents.

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  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Health and Human Development

    Specialization

Gain an understanding of the relationship between health, health behavior, and human development. You’ll learn to apply the latest theories and research in developmental psychology to real-world situations in the healthcare industry or within human and social services.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Research

    Specialization

Gain knowledge of how to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as how to critically review the latest research in human development.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

The Self-Designed specialization lets you design your own program of study. This offering provides you with maximum flexibility to design a program that closely matches your personal and professional goals.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

International Perspectives

    Specialization

Focus on how cultures impact human development, explains international perspectives on human development, and describes how current global crises such as terrorism, genocides, mass migration, refugee crises impact development including health and mental health of global population under crises.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Teaching

    Specialization

Apply developmental theories and the latest research in human development to the science of learning and instruction.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Consulting Psychology

    Specialization

Combining advanced I/O theory, methods, and research with perspectives on the global business environment, this doctoral specialization can prepare you to face challenges in organizational behavior as a leader in I/O consulting.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Evidence-Based Coaching

    Specialization

Prepare to meet the growing demand for professional certified coaches in corporations, health and wellness, general business, government agencies, educational institutions, and other types of businesses.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Human Resource Management

    Specialization

Enhance your scholarly and practical understanding of the relationship between industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology and human resource management (HRM) practices in today’s diverse workplaces.

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  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

International Business

    Specialization

Deepen your scholarly and practical knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior, with a specific focus on how the science of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology applies to employee assessment, selection, performance management, motivation, work attitudes, leadership, and organizational behavior and development.

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  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

The Self-Designed specialization allows you to create a unique learning program to deepen your understanding of I/O psychology.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Forensic Psychology

Crisis Response

    Specialization

Discover how you can work with police departments or other law enforcement agencies assisting in officer selection and training, stress management, critical incident stress debriefing, hostage negotiations, and selection of special operations officers.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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