Focus your studies in the field of psychology and advance your research expertise with a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. The Psychology Department's doctoral program offers the resources and unique, hands-on experience required to develop your skills and position yourself for professional research opportunities.
As a doctoral student in psychology, you’re tasked with delving into the complexities of the human mind through research opportunities, cross-disciplinary coursework and innovative clinical engagement. Temple’s Psychology students are not only preparing for their professional endeavors—they’re advancing the field of psychology. As one of only 131 universities in the United States to be classified as an R1 research institution, Temple is proud to offer not only innovative, applicable coursework, but a breadth of interdisciplinary investigative possibilities, as well as clinical experience right here on campus.
The Psychology PhD program offers the following four areas of study in which students can specialize.
Doctoral students interested in neuroscience may also complete a neuroscience specialization via the Neuroscience program in the College of Liberal Arts. A new concentration in Quantitative Methods enables students to receive intensive training in current statistical techniques.
Many PhD students go on to postdoctoral research or faculty positions at well-known institutions, where they carry out research in diverse areas from behavioral neuroscience to clinical science. Learn more about the career opportunities available to Psychology PhD graduates.