Apply for the Ph.D. - Southern California


The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest-level degree for those who wish to apply their knowledge to research, composition, and education and to obtain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge positioning them as experts in their discipline. Graduates of our Ph.D. programs become practitioners with the skills to support and advance psychological research and practices, teach in academic settings, provide mental health services at health care facilities or in private practice, or work in leadership positions applying psychological principles to a broad range of fields. Our programs provide students with virtually limitless real-world, hands-on training through diverse practicums and internship opportunities, critical community-engaged scholarship work, and opportunities to work at counseling centers in need of their clinical experience.

The L.A. and Orange County campuses offer the following Ph.D. programs:

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CA

In an increasingly global environment, today’s organizations are looking for value-based, visionary leadership. The Chicago School’s doctoral program in Organizational Leadership is ideal for experienced managers seeking to further their careers by creating leadership models that fulfill organizational needs and objectives. The program prepares leaders of tomorrow with coursework in human diversity and ethics, research strategies, strategic change management, team-building, organizational interventions, interpersonal dynamics, leadership methodologies, and a range of electives to support each student’s individual career goals.

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Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CA

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) doctoral program trains students to affect socially significant behavioral changes in individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injury. The curriculum covers all four domains of behavior analysis--applied behavior analysis, the experimental analysis of behavior, service delivery, and theory and philosophy (Radical Behaviorism).

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Ph.D. in Business Psychology, Consulting Track: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CA

Graduates of the Chicago School’s Consulting Track within the Business Psychology doctoral program learn to apply the principles of business psychology in consulting environments, helping to improve individual, group, and organizational functioning in a variety of settings.

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Ph.D. in Business Psychology, I/O Track: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CA

The Industrial and Organizational track within the Business Ph.D. program prepares graduates to assume high-level responsibilities in today's global and multicultural business environment. Students enrolled in Business Psychology, I/O track will gain a strong foundation in psychology principles that enhance business acumen to provide effective business solutions. The program culminates with a dissertation helping to prepare students to become active scholar practitioners.

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