PhD in Mental Health Counseling

A PhD in mental health counseling is necessary to work as a psychiatrist. Someone with a doctorate in mental health counseling may be permitted to practice as a professional psychiatrist if they hold other Doctor of Medicine credentials. This occupation involves offering services to improve a patient’s emotional well being and to treat psychiatric illnesses. Holders of PhD (doctorate) degrees can also work as clinical social workers or clinical psychologists. Although their scope of practice may vary slightly, all deal with the same disorders, illnesses, issues, and conditions. Psychiatrists diagnose and treat emotional problems suffered by individuals, families, and couples. They have to counsel patients with a view to improving personal relationships as well as treating psychological disorders. Therefore, the scope of their practices often overlaps. 

Programs in Mental Health Counseling

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  • Offers online master’s and doctor of philosophy programs in Psychology.
  • Students may also enhance their professional development and choose from several specializations, including Addiction, Gender Diversity Studies, Organizational Psychology, and more.
  • Both the master’s and doctor of philosophy programs have no GRE or GMAT exam requirements.
  • 100% of faculty possesses a doctoral degree in their field.
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Programs:

  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Several institutional scholarship opportunities are available to students who qualify.
  • Features several learning model options, including online, residency, and hybrid options.
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Programs:

  • Ph.D. Psychology, Psychophysiology Specialization
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. Psychology
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Programs:

  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology

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