Online Doctoral Degrees in Psychology

An online doctoral degree in psychology may teach students how to interpret human behavior. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to provide mental and emotional clinical care, analyze criminal behavior, and develop plans to improve negative interactions. Popular areas of concentration may include educational psychology, social psychology, and clinical psychology.

Upon graduation, students may seek employment in their chosen area of concentration. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in law enforcement, education, and in clinical settings.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A doctoral-level graduate degree in psychology may consist of dissertation research courses alongside core courses in the student’s chosen area of concentration. Students may take courses such as biopsychology, advanced psychopathology, and social psychology. Possible areas of concentration for a doctoral degree in psychology may include the following:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Career Options

Doctoral-level students may gain employment in healthcare, primary education, law enforcement, post-secondary education, and in business settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychologist employment is projected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • School Psychologist

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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