• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 40 months
    Duration
Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can achieve the highest level of expertise in theories and best practices in psychology.

About

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can achieve the highest level of expertise in theories and best practices in psychology. 

This program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical knowledge. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others as a practitioner, professor, consultant, or researcher for government, nonprofit, and private organizations.

Specializations

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • General Psychology (Research Option)
  • General Psychology (Teaching Option)
  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Note on Licensure

Walden University offers some PhD in Psychology specializations that lead to professional licensure and others that do not. Contact an enrollment advisor for assistance in evaluating whether your chosen specialization can lead to professional licensure in your region. Please note that this programme is not 100% online as it requires four residencies.

Accreditation

Accreditation

  • Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are rigorous and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The quality of the institution and its programs are continually reassessed and improved.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 40 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      Program Lenght: 3.3 - 8 years depending on program intensity
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Completion Requirements
  • 106 total quarter credits
    • Courses (71 cr.)
    • Elective courses (15 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  • Ph.D. residencies (4 four-day sessions)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

Audience

The educational and life goals of the students in Walden’s graduate and undergraduate programs are as diverse and unique as the students themselves. Our students are committed to pursuing an education that can open doors to personal and professional achievement.

Lecturers

Walden’s world-class faculty members enrich the online university’s learning community with their wide range of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. They are gifted instructors and expert mentors who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. As active participants in your learning, our faculty is eager to help you succeed.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level.

Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid.

Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Three years of related professional or academic experience.

Technological Requirements

Access to a computer and the Internet

Funding

Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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