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Earn your Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology

Grand Canyon University's transformative Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology explores the application of advanced psychology and its principles. The program improves the capabilities of research, teaching and organizational performance across a broad spectrum of industry.

Classes are offered in an evening-based cohort model, where learners progress together through a sequence of core courses, followed by five emphasis courses, chosen by the candidate and offered online.

The next cohort begins in June, so you still have a chance to enroll. Don't miss out on this opportunity, and verify your email and phone number by filling out the form below. 


Learn More About Upcoming Cohort Start Dates! 

Start Date Cohort Program Campus Location Time
6/26/2014 PhD All Areas of Emphasis Main Campus 6 - 10 p.m.
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Choose Your Area of Emphasis:

  • Cognition and Instruction.
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology.
  • Performance Psychology.


Evening PhD Program Benefits

GCU's Dissertation Process - The integrative dissertation process at GCU begins at the start of your program, introducing you to the doctoral dispositions and the dissertation process. This approach to the dissertation is unlike most PhD programs, in which learners are expected to complete a core set of courses before they begin their dissertation. 

Robust Scholarly Community - From doctoral learners and faculty to dissertation committee members and research experts, a robust scholarly community supports you throughout. The dissertation journey at GCU is a truly unique and rewarding experience.  

Residencies - The doctoral journey involves two engaging 4-day residencies, where scholars meet and collaborate with other learners, faculty, staff and the doctoral graduation team. In addition to attending some intensive seminars during the residencies, scholars gain experience in presenting their own dissertation topic.