Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology The University of Alabama



Course info


The department offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in clinical psychology and in experimental psychology. The clinical psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Concentrations in clinical psychology include child clinical, health psychology, geropsychology, and psychology/law. Concentrations in experimental psychology include cognitive, social, and developmental science. The developmental science concentration is in collaboration with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Areas of current faculty research interest include aging, child and adolescent behavior and peer relationships, youth violence, forensic psychology, behavioral intervention, memory, chronic pain, depression, public health psychology, cultural diversity, health disparities, sleep, neuropsychology, visual-spatial cognition, emotion, autism, persuasion, unconscious cognition, risk assessment, personality, reading processes, social cognition, health attitudes, dehumanization, perception, cognitive aging, cognitive neuroscience, intellectual abilities, media psychology, and creativity.

The department operates a fully staffed psychology clinic offering psychological assessment and intervention services to University students, children, and adults. These facilities are also used in the training of clinical graduate students as professional psychologists.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology.

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $15,125.00 per semester for 9-15 hours.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


18-Aug-21, 12-Jan-22


College of Arts and Sciences

First floor, Clark Hall,



35487, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students applying for graduate work in psychology must present at a minimum undergraduate courses in general psychology, statistics, and experimental psychology (or research methods).

English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): The minimum score of admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 59.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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