See deeper. Achieve the pinnacle of academic achievement with your Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from Ashford University. This degree program is designed for students who are interested in applying principles of human performance psychology to specialized areas in their field.

The PsyD curriculum is designed to advance the careers of students in their field of practice. To become a practitioner-scholar, students start with an overview of basic psychology principles, and explore ways to apply research principles to topics in their field. As students move into their specialization courses, they will build on that knowledge while working toward a cumulative applied doctoral project.

  • Apply best practices in the field regarding professional values, ethics, attitudes, and behaviors
  • Exhibit culturally diverse standards in working professionally with individuals, groups, and communities who represent various cultural and personal backgrounds
  • Utilize a comprehensive psychology knowledge base grounded in theoretical models, evidence-based methods, and research in the discipline
  • Integrate leadership skills appropriate in the field of psychology
  • Critically evaluate applied psychology research methods, trends, and concepts


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