Studying a Clinical Doctorate in Psychology

brain scanAre you looking for clinical doctorate in psychology programs? This page will help you to find out more about clinical psychology study online and on campus.

In a doctorate in clinical psychology you learn to apply pschology to the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  There are many theories and approaches to clinical psychology, but it began in 1896 with the work of Lightner Witmer on learning disabilities. Other psychologists followed with their own theories and treatments of educational and other psychological disturbances, e.g., Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler.  Degree programs may vary slightly as to the content and specializations offered, depending on the research interests of the faculty.

This page mainly provides links to schools for students who wish to study their clinical doctorate psychology online. If you wish to explore more on campus programs available, go to the on campus programs page.  You will need to have a masters degree before taking a doctorate.  Click here to find out more about masters programs in clinical psychology.


Where can you study a clinical doctorate in psychology?

The following list shows the recommended schools for clinical psychology doctorate online programs (plus other other closely related programs):


Other specializations relevant to clinical psychology

You may find it useful to consider the programs available in the following areas:

Other schools and programs can be found by using the search box.


What jobs do graduates of clinical psychology doctorate get?

Accredited online psychology degrees provide many career opportunities in private sector, e.g., marketing, personnel management.  There are also many positions in the public sector, e.g., in teaching, social and community work, mental health care in hospitals, clinics and schools. 

The number of positions in this area is growing.  The American Psychological Association says that psychology is the third fastest-growing field in America requiring a college degree.  For the best jobs you really need a doctorate in clinical psychology.

Salaries are high among for top jobs clinical psychology.  To a great extent it depends on your specialization in your clinical psychology program.  In the US, in forensic clinical psychology the average salary is about US$71,000 (


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