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14 Distance Learning PhD Programs in Psychology 2024
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology
Selinus university of science and literature.
- London, United Kingdom
- Bologna, Italy
Full time, Part time
Research within this academic programme should reveal the enormous potential of clinical psychology to help individuals, groups and society. Students should prove a broad understanding of this challenging field from a clinical perspective that integrates psychology, biology and chemistry focused on the treatment of various disorders. Besides, interesting issues to discuss are the roles and responsibilities of contemporary clinical psychologists, their scientific foundations and theoretical orientations.
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis aims to change a person's personality through the study of the unconscious mind. Psychoanalysis was founded in the early 1890s by the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology
A Ph.D. by Research via Distance Learning is ideal for people engaged in the world of work who cannot attend a traditional university. Selinus University is a private and accredited international institution: an alternative that helps adult students around the world achieve their academic goals.
Doctor of Psychology in Christian Counseling
St. marcos theology university.
St Marcos Theology University educational programs prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, music, fine arts, media communications, or social work.
Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counselling
American international theism university.
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American International Theism University has something for everyone. Now with our Accelerated Degree Programs, you can complete your Master’s or Doctorate Degrees in up to three years. Each course offers six credit hours and lasts for six weeks. Let your hard work and dedication pay off by achieving your degree in half the time. Enrollment is open, and students may begin the program at any time. All courses take place in classrooms, with a faculty member that provides one-to-one mentoring. Students also have free access to our comprehensive Study Tactics and Resources Center, which offers links to subject-related websites, libraries, articles, and research assistance.
Doctorate in Psychology
The Doctoral Program in Psychology at Universidad Loyola aims to present in depth the methods, processes and procedures of statistical analysis in the field of psychology with the aim of training researchers in this field of knowledge, as well as stimulating the generation and development of applied knowledge that can be transferred to society in its different expressions.
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The Doctor of Psychology (Ph.D., DPsy) goal is to prepare students for the general practice of professional clinical psychology including education and training regarding the broader social and systemic factors that contribute to human dysfunction such as poverty, oppression, and marginalization. The program will help students develop evaluation techniques and assessment, psychological foundations, remediation and intervention procedures, and program evaluation and research.
Ph.D. in East-West Psychology
California institute of integral studies.
The mission of the PhD in East-West Psychology at CIIS is to explore the convergence of Eastern, Western, and Indigenous psychologies and spiritualities in the spirit of dialogue and integral inquiry. Our students engage in research subjects that explore the meaning of this convergence for a diverse, multicultural, and peaceful world. Our graduates are prepared for professional careers in academia and research, activism and organizational leadership, and spiritual counseling or coaching. Our faculty have a wide range of research interests, among them: Asian wisdom traditions, yoga studies, Integral Yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, Depth and archetypal psychologies, Western religious and esoteric traditions, folklore and mythology, ecopsychology, indigenous psychospiritualities, plant medicines, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and transpersonal and existential psychologies.
Ph.D. in Psychology, concentration in Integral Transpersonal Psychology
- California, USA
Transpersonal psychology is transformative psychology of mind and body, and of the individual in felt connection with a diverse, interconnected, and evolving world. The field pays particular attention to mystical, spiritual, and other exceptional human experiences associated with healing and transformation—encounters that disclose a vibrant reality that enfolds our seemingly individual minds. We offer a whole-person approach to transpersonal psychology that includes learning and research structured to meet the needs and goals of working professionals. This approach includes affiliation with a planned research laboratory; a peer-reviewed journal produced in part by student interns; and senior scholars in the field who are available to guide student research. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, embodied tools for scholarship, and systematic approaches to building transpersonal areas of knowledge. Our program is offered as a part-time course of study, where online learning is supplemented by residential intensives.
PhD Programme in Applied Transpersonal Psychology
With our partner university, Liverpool John Moores University, Alef Trust offers a collaborative PhD in Applied Transpersonal Psychology. The collaborative basis of the PhD means that you will conduct your research under guidance from supervisors from both Alef Trust and LJMU. Given our expertise in the topic, the Alef Trust supervisor will lead in most academic aspects of the programme. Those accepted onto the programme will benefit from being registered with LJMU, giving you full access to LJMU’s Doctoral Academy.
PhD in Psychology
Blended, Distance Learning
The Ph.D. in Psychology curriculum offers coursework in Psychology drawing on spiritual traditions, somatic practices, creative arts, mythology, indigenous wisdom, literary and poetic imagination, deep ecology, mystical philosophy, cultural history, and social critique. The Ph.D. program emphasize research, clinical, and cultural praxis skills as well as acquiring the knowledge base of psychology as a profession. The research coursework prepares students for the completion of an original research dissertation. The Ph.D. in Psychology is designed to meet the educational requirements for the state of California Psychologist license. The Ph.D. in Psychology also meets the educational requirements for the state of California MFT license (Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 33, Section 4980.36, Business and Professions Code), and the state of California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), (Senate Bill 788, Section 4999.33, Business and Professions Code), provided that fieldwork is done in accordance with BBS requirements.
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology curriculum offers innovative coursework in Psychology to prepare students for professional practice, including core, clinical, and research courses. The core curriculum provides a foundation for the clinical and research courses, supporting the student’s evolving relationship to clinical engagement. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology is designed to meet the educational requirements for the state of California Psychologist license. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology also meets the educational requirements for the state of California MFT license (Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 33, Section 4980.36, Business and Professions Code), and the state of California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), (Senate Bill 788, Section 4999.33, Business and Professions Code), provided that fieldwork is done in accordance with BBS requirements.
Doctorate of Psychology
Mind development academy.
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PhD in Integral Transpersonal Psychology
This program takes an integral, transpersonal approach to psychology. It proposes an innovative way of learning and thinking, which goes beyond the basic structures of the rational mind to include the larger environment. It emphasizes the interconnections between all aspects of reality and focuses on deep empathy that relates to the experiences of all people.
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PhD students in Psychology at Dalhousie form strong learning and working relationships with thesis supervisors. This apprenticeship model allows students to build the skills, habits and critical thinking required for success as a research scientist in the field.
Our thesis supervisors represent a faculty that is responsible for some of the most exciting and diverse psychology research currently taking place. Guidance from these experienced mentors, along with an emphasis on research and scholarship, prepare our PhD students for a career in generating new knowledge.
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Students entering with a Psychology master's degree are admitted into a PhD program with a two-year residency requirement, while those entering without a Psychology master's degree have a three-year residency requirement. In addition to the dissertation, which is the major requirement of this program, students in the PhD program must complete the following classes if not completed as part of the master’s degree:
- Psychology 6001A Fundamentals of Statistics and Experimental Design
- At least one other 1/2-credit class in the quantitative/analytic area
- Psychology 7100A Seminar in Teaching Effectiveness
- Psychology 7501.03: Proseminar in Methods of Psychological Inquiry I
- 7502.03: Proseminar in Methods of Psychological Inquiry II
(Must be completed in the same year as 7501.03).
- 1 full credit of elective (with approval, this may be taken outside the department)
The Graduate Program Coordinator, in collaboration with the student and supervisor, will assess the needs of the student and determine any other requirements beyond the minimum outlined above. Advanced standing for some work completed during the master’s program may be granted.
The major, non-dissertation, component of the PhD program are the comprehensive projects. PhD students must complete three comprehensive 'examination' projects that are not directly related to their dissertation research. These may be actual examinations, review papers, empirical research, grant proposals, etc.
During each year in the PhD program, students are required to register for thesis (Psychology 9530), and during residency years students must register for and attend both semesters of the colloquium series (Psychology 8001.03 and 8002.03).
During each residency year, students are required to serve as a teaching assistant in our undergraduate program. This consists of working as a laboratory instructor, seminar leader, or teaching assistant.
Applications must be received by December 1 .
A PhD defence is open to the public. The Faculty of Graduate Studies arranges and publicizes the PhD defence in consultation with the supervisor and the student.
The PhD candidate makes a 20-minute oral presentation of the work. Members of the Examination Committee then question the candidate. The external examiner, the members of the examining committee and the supervisor vote on the outcome of the thesis defence.
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The PhD in Psychology is a 4-year program aimed to train candidates to make significant contributions to the field of Psychology by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to become successful consumers and producers of original scholarly research .
The PhD program emphasizes three distinct areas of research: (a) Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience; (b) Developmental Psychology; and (c) Social, Health, and Personality Psychology. From these areas, candidates engage in research directed towards understanding how cognitive, neurobiological, developmental and social processes drive and shape human behaviour, personality, health, and well-being. With this degree, PhD graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and training to prepare them for traditional positions within academia (University) or to pursue non-academic career paths in industry-, government- or community-related fields.
The Doctoral degree capitalizes on the Faculty of Psychology ’s strengths in multidisciplinary research in the Social and Natural Sciences . The Doctoral research fosters innovation thus creating new knowledge that benefits teaching, learning and student development in Psychology. The program also provides unique and applied research opportunities for prospective candidates through strong partnerships and collaborations with external communities, professions, and other institutions.
The PhD program focuses on exposure to advanced research methods and will provide area-specific course content that will enable candidates to receive comprehensive training within their chosen area of study.
The PhD in Psychology accepts prospective candidates who have completed an MA or MSc degree in Psychology or a related discipline. Exceptional students in good standing that are currently enrolled in our MSc program can request transfer into the PhD program. Course offerings and research opportunities within this program draw upon the wealth of expertise of Trent’s Psychology Faculty.
Year 1 : the emphasis of training is placed on the development of the candidate’s knowledge base (through content and area-specific courses) and their professional and communication skills (through specialized Research Colloquia and Professional Development courses). Candidates will develop a dissertation proposal in consultation with their supervisor and will include the completion of all required Ethics Applications and the successful completion of the dissertation proposal to the candidate’s supervisory committee.
Year 2 : the emphasis is placed on increasing the candidate’s fluency and breadth of knowledge through the completion of a Comprehensive Examination within the candidate’s area of research. This will help reveal the candidate’s competency within their respected research area and correct for any deficiencies, ensuring that the candidate’s training and knowledge base is at an advanced level appropriate for PhD research.
Year 3 : candidates complete an experiential skills-based project that is designed to broaden the student’s exposure to research, knowledge application, and knowledge translation.
Year 4 : the candidate is immersed in the completion of their dissertation research. The candidate will also present their research to their Dissertation Advisory Committee in a public forum. The dissertation defence is expected by the end of Year 4.
Candidates in this program will receive financial support through the offering of Graduate Teaching Assistantship , and all candidates are encouraged to apply to external funding sources. Development of teaching and pedagogical skills are encouraged throughout the program of study, and once a candidate has completed their comprehensive examination, they will be permitted to instruct undergraduate courses within our program.
We anticipate that graduates from our PhD program will pursue careers that capitalize on their research training and professional expertise. Some of graduates of this program may pursue careers as researchers and/ or teachers in academia by obtaining post-doctoral fellowships and then research- or teaching-track positions. However, a PhD in Psychology is extremely flexible; 75% of PhD graduates are employed in non-academic settings, including administration, research and policy development in clinical science, social services, health care, government, industry, or community agencies in both the public and private sector. Our graduates will be welcome additions to any organization seeking individuals with problem-solving, communication, and time-management skills, and high-level expertise in research design and statistical analysis.
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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) is a doctoral program in clinical psychology which is comprised of 26 required courses, a minimum of 750 hours of practica experience, and a fulltime, 12-month predoctoral internship. The degree program is designed to prepare students to practice as clinical psychologists.
Infused with a critical lens, and focused throughout on integration of theory, research, and practice across individual and cultural diversities, the Doctor of Psychology Program prepares graduates to practice as clinical psychologists who will meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families, and also of broader communities and populations through the conscientious practice of the human art and science of clinical psychology.
Students will learn to develop, deliver and supervise high quality mental health services including assessment, diagnosis as appropriate, psychotherapeutic intervention and consultation, supervision, and research as well as learn to practice clinical psychology with an emphasis on responding to the broader needs for health and wellness promotion, community strengthening and prevention of psychological distress.
Of particular priority in the program is the development in students of the capacity to respectfully and effectively engage with the diversity of past and current experiences of individuals and communities, including with respect to culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, language, religion, sexuality, physical and psychological characteristics, and identity. Students will develop an understanding of prominent systems and learn to work within them to effectively advocate for those requiring psychological services and to inform and shape organizational and public policy. Ethical decision making will be paramount throughout the program.
Students in the program are engaged full-time with the program throughout almost the entirety of the four years of study. The first semesters include five courses per semester; the workload for five graduate-level courses in a professional training program is much greater than that for five senior undergraduate courses. As is the case in other professional training programs such as medicine or veterinary medicine, students in the PsyD will not have time for significant employment outside the program.
Students' initial practicum placements will take place in the UPEI Psychology Clinic. The program will place students for subsequent practica in sites across Prince Edward Island, unless students initiate an approved placement site outside of the province. For the pre-doctoral internship, students take part with students across North America in the competitive APPIC internship matching program ( www.appic.org ). Internship placements cannot be guaranteed. A limited number of 12-month internship placements will be available in Prince Edward Island, considerably fewer than there will be students in the program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to internship sites outside the province.
Continuation in the program requires successful completion of, and ethical and professional conduct in, courses, practicum placements, and internship.
The University of Prince Edward Island’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The initial accreditation is for a three-year term dating from the accreditation site visit of October 2022. A reaccreditation site visit will take place in advance of that three-year date. The CPA Accreditation Panel Office can be contacted via: Dr. Stewart Madon, Registrar, [email protected] , 613-237-2144 (ext. 333).
Clinical Psychology is a subfield within psychology that applies psychological theories, research and knowledge to various aspects of human functioning. Clinical psychologists are professionals who have doctoral level training in clinical psychology. They work in a wide range of contexts, with many working as professional clinicians, academics, or both. Clinical psychologists work across the spectrum of health and mental health promotion, prevention, assessment, diagnosis as appropriate, intervention, consultation, and supportive care. They are engaged with program design, implementation, and evaluation and with policy and systems change.
Clinical psychologists are trained to address many human problems including depression, anxiety, stress, major mental disorders, learning problems, relational problems, challenges in parenting, addictions, behaviours contributing to chronic disease, developmental challenges, problems related to aging, problems which may arise from abuse or other traumatic experiences, and issues within the forensic field.
Clinical psychologists often work closely with psychiatrists, social workers and other health professionals, often within leadership roles on interdisciplinary teams. They may work with individuals, couples, or groups in public mental health clinics, in private practice, in public education systems, in other community settings, and at universities.
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Note: Current UPEI students should refer to Student Planning in myUPEI and the UPEI Academic Calendar governing their entry year, and speak to an academic advisor about course requirements. The course structure presented for this program is a recommended, unofficial progression for prospective students.
Students following this degree program must complete 75 semester hours of required courses, 750 hours of clinical practica, and a full-time, 12-month clinical internship.
PSY 6201 Critical Historical Perspectives on Clinical Psychology PSY 6202 Ethics and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology PSY 6101 Foundations I: Human Development and Personality PSY 6203 Psychopathology and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan PSY 6204 Psychometrics and Assessment Practices with Adults PSY 6102 Foundations II: Social Bases of Behaviour PSY 6103 Foundations III: Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behaviour PSY 6206 Quantitative Approaches to Research in Clinical Psychology PSY 6207 Qualitative Research in Clinical Psychology PSY 6205 Psychometrics and Assessment Practices with Children and Adolescents PSY 6501 Assessment Practicum PSY 6208 Introduction to Psychotherapy: Common Factors PSY 7101 Foundations IV: Biological Bases of Behaviour PSY 7202 Intervention with Children and Adolescents PSY 7201 Intervention with Adults PSY 7801 Clinical Dissertation: Research Proposal I PSY 7203 Advanced Intervention with Adults: Behavioural, Cognitive and Related Approaches PSY 7204 Advanced Intervention with Adults: Specific Clinical Approaches PSY 7205 Advanced Intervention with Children and Adolescents PSY 7802 Clinical Dissertation: Research Proposal II PSY 7501 Intervention Practicum PSY 8801 Clinical Dissertation: Project I PSY 8201 Clinical Psychology in the Community PSY 8202 Clinical Psychology for Organizational and Systems Change PSY 8501 Advanced Practicum I PSY 8502 Community Intervention Practicum PSY 8802 Clinical Dissertation: Project II PSY 8203 Clinical Supervision and Teaching PSY 8204 Psychology Practice PSY 8501 Advanced Practicum I PSY 9000 Predoctoral Internship
PSY 8503 Advanced Practicum II
Suggested course sequence
The order in which courses are offered may vary year to year.
Semester 1 (Fall) PSY 6201 Critical Historical Perspectives on Clinical Psychology PSY 6202 Ethics and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology PSY 6203 Psychopathology and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan PSY 6204 Psychometrics and Assessment Practices with Adults PSY 6207 Qualitative Research in Clinical Psychology
Semester 2 (Winter) PSY 6102 Foundations II: Social Bases of Behaviour
or PSY 7101 Foundations IV: Biological Bases of Behaviour PSY 6205 Psychometrics and Assessment Practices with Children and Adolescents PSY 6206 Quantitative Approaches to Research in Clinical Psychology PSY 6208 Introduction to Psychotherapy: Common Factors PSY 6501 Assessment Practicum
Semester 3 (Summer) PSY 6101 Foundations I: Human Development and Personality
or PSY 6103 Foundations III: Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behaviour PSY 6501 Assessment Practicum (con’t)
Semester 1 (Fall) PSY 7202 Intervention with Children and Adolescents PSY 7203 Advanced Intervention with Adults: Behavioural, Cognitive & Related Approaches PSY 7501 Intervention Practicum PSY 7801 Clinical Dissertation: Research Proposal I PSY 8202 Clinical Psychology for Organizational and Systems Change
or PSY 7101 Foundations IV: Biological Bases of Behaviour PSY 7201 Intervention with Adults PSY 7205 Advanced Intervention with Children and Adolescents PSY 7501 Intervention Practicum (con’t) PSY 7802 Clinical Dissertation: Research Proposal II
or PSY 6103 Foundations III: Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behaviour PSY 8501 Advanced Practicum I
Semester 1 (Fall) PSY 8203 Clinical Supervision and Teaching PSY 8204 Psychology Practice PSY 8801 Clinical Dissertation: Project I PSY 8501 Advanced Practicum I (con’t)
Semester 2 (Winter) PSY 7204 Advanced Intervention with Adults: Specific Clinical Approaches PSY 8201 Clinical Psychology in the Community PSY 8502 Community Intervention Practicum PSY 8503 Advanced Practicum II (optional) PSY 8802 Clinical Dissertation: Project II
Semester 3 (Summer) PSY 8503 Advanced Practicum II (optional) (con’t) PSY 8802 Clinical Dissertation: Project II (con’t)
Applicants to the UPEI Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program are required to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Psychology including an honours thesis, or an equivalent. Applicants are encouraged to present a record of undergraduate course selection reflecting breadth of study across the core areas of psychology. Given the preponderance of quantitative methods in the current clinical psychology research literature, completion of an advanced statistics course prior to admission is required. In addition, given the methodological pluralism and critical historical and social perspective adopted by the program, previous course work in qualitative research methods and situating psychology in a critical historical perspective is highly recommended. PsyD students at UPEI will be engaged in a critical and reflective dialogue about research methods and the modern positions adopted by clinical psychology.
A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4-point scale is normally required, with more recent performance given greater weight.
Applicants whose undergraduate degree is in a language other than English must complete an English proficiency test as an Additional Language assessment.
Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program admissions information.
Canadian Psychological Association grants UPEI PsyD program accreditation
The University of Prince Edward Island’s four-year doctor of psychology (PsyD) in clinical psychology program has been granted accreditation for a three-year term by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
All application materials must be received by December 1 of the previous calendar year the student wishes to enter the program.
You do not secure a supervisor before applying to the program; arrangement with dissertation supervisors are made during the first year of study.
Doctoral of Clinical Psychology - $35,844 per 4 year program
International students pay $8,010 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.
For a complete breakdown of part-time or full-time study as a student in the PsyD program, visit our Tuition and Fees page .
The PsyD program currently offers each student funding of $10,000 a year for the first three years for clinical assistantships. The clinical assistantships involve students contributing to the development and delivery of community-based interventions.
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