What Can I do with a PhD in Psychology?

Posted on November 10, 2016  in  [ Doctoral Journey ]

In the field of psychology, there are many career opportunities. By choosing to further your education in psychology and earn a doctoral degree, you can increase the career opportunities available to you.

Grand Canyon University offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with emphases in cognition and instruction, industrial and organizational psychology, integrating technology, learning and psychology and performance psychology. These different emphases give learners the chance to explore different possible career paths.

Continue reading to learn about the opportunities that may be available to you with a PhD in psychology:

Career Opportunities

With a PhD in psychology, you will be provided with the tools and resources needed to excel in the career of your choosing. As a doctoral learner earning a PhD, you probably have a general idea as to what you want out of your degree. If you are wondering about career options, a few opportunities may include:

  • Forensic psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Instructional psychologist
  • Behavior analysis specialist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Psycho-social specialist

In addition to these career opportunities, you can also go into psychology administration or work towards a management position. By obtaining a doctoral degree, you will have a larger pool of professional opportunities waiting for you!

Is GCU a Good Fit for You?

GCU offers programs online and in evening cohorts on our main campus in Phoenix, giving doctoral learners a variety of ways to achieve their academic goals and earn their degree. Earning a doctoral degree can prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career in the field of psychology!

The College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University connects faculty and learners in a vibrant learning community. To learn more about GCU’s doctoral degrees, visit our website today or click the request more information button at the top of this page.

Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.

About College of Doctoral Studies

Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.


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