Capella University

PhD - Addiction Psychology


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD - Addiction Psychology

Format: Online

Program Description:

Move forward in your career with Capella University's online PhD in Psychology, Addiction Psychology specialization. This program is designed for professionals seeking to serve as academic, research, or administrative leaders in the field of addiction psychology, while building on your current expertise, tailoring your research to your interests, and exploring the latest theories, issues, and trends related to substance use and addictive behaviors.

This is one of few nonclinical doctoral specializations in addiction psychology available online. Our integrated dissertation approach sets you on a path to completing your dissertation with the support and guidance of experienced faculty right from the beginning.

In the PhD in Addiction Psychology, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. Our curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty, research methodologists, and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time; when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

With your PhD in Addiction Psychology from Capella, you'll learn to synthesize principles and applications of addiction psychology theory and its evidence base, evaluate addiction psychology literature, and interpret knowledge of addiction psychology research and contribute to the field of psychology. You'll also learn to communicate knowledge about addiction psychology using accepted professional community standards.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Addiction Psychology include faculty position, center administrator, lecturer/speaker, program administrator or researcher. Potential career opportunities include academic positions and administrative or research positions in public or private treatment facilities, research institutions, or private businesses.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

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Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

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