Clinical Psychology PhD

brain scanIn a clinical psychology PhD program you learn to apply psychology to the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  There are many theories and approaches to clinical psychology, but it began in 1896 with the work of Lightner Witmer on learning disabilities. Other psychologists followed with their own theories and treatments of educational and other psychological disturbances, e.g., Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler.  Degree programs may vary slightly as to the content and specializations offered, depending on the research interests of the faculty.

This page provides further details of the programs, where they can be found, the career prospects after completion, and more. You will need to have a masters degree before taking a doctorate.  Click here to find out more about masters programs in clinical psychology.

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Programs:

  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
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Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

Programs:

  • PhD - Psychology
  • PhD - Addiction Psychology
  • PsyD - School Psychology

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs:

  • Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • School Psychology - Certification program (PsyD)
Locations:  Phoenix
Further your education by pursuing a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Attend a school recognized by the NCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The Chicago School for Professional Psychology has more than 30 years teaching experience and offers more than 20 degree programs.

Programs:

  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track
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Locations:  Los Angeles

Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

Programs:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - General Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - Social Psychology
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Further your education with Medaille College. We offer a number of associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields at our campuses in Buffalo, Williamsville, and Rochester, New York.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Psychology
Locations:  Buffalo

Give your career a boost with Adler University. Our psychology and counseling programs include one of the nation’s largest and best-known art therapy programs.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Locations:  Vancouver

Grow, lead, succeed - with an online graduate degree
Keiser University Graduate School provides student-centered, quality career education that enables you to make an immediate contribution to your profession. For over 35 years, Keiser University's commitment to excellence has led to success for our graduates. Our unique combination of a strong curriculum rich in relevant courses for today’s workforce and our students-first approach provides an outstanding academic experience. Become part of a caring, learning environment, whether online or on campus, led by experienced faculty who bring you real-world challenges and solutions.

Programs:

  • Psychology, PhD