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PhD Psychology

Our Psychology program at Portland State University has a curriculum that allows you to complete a master’s degree on the way to a doctoral degree.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: TBA
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $698 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

In the Psychology program at Portland State University you will learn to use innovative conceptual and methodological tools while working closely in faculty teams with community partners to understand and solve social problems.

Our faculty are clustered in five concentrations — applied development psychology, applied social psychology, community psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, and applied quantitative psychology — and provide you with a rich training experience in an apprenticeship model. With cohorts of 10 to 12 students each and a small faculty-to-student ratio, we will ensure that you have the support and experience you need to succeed.

What can you do?

Our graduates go on to positions all over the country, in a range of settings, from private and public organizations to research institutes and universities.

Recent alumni have been hired at Stanford University, Harvard School of Public Health, Colorado State University, Brigham Young University Portland Public Schools, Oregon Departments of Education and Corrections, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Multnomah County Health Department, Amazon, Microsoft, NW Natural, NASA, the National Institute of Mental Health, Northwest Professional Consortium, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Oregon Geriatric Education Center, and at health insurance firms.


Courses Included

  • Advanced Applied Social Psychology
  • Advanced Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Organizational Psychology
  • Ethics and Professional Issues in Applied Research and Practice
  • Univariate Quantitative Methods