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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 Washington, D.C. Campus offers the following Ph.D. programs:

Ph.D. in International Psychology, Organizations & Systems Concentration: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

The Organizations and Systems concentration within the International Psychology Ph.D. program provides graduates with the cultural competence and collaboration skills to design, evaluate, and lead international programs that result in better business outcomes for corporations, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.

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Ph.D. in International Psychology, Trauma Services Concentration: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

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The Trauma Services concentration within the International Psychology Ph.D. program provides students with the compassion and skills to help individuals and organizations develop prevention and preparedness training, designing culturally intelligent programs that address mental health issues related to trauma of all descriptions.

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Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

Businesses, large and small, increasingly recognize the critical distinction between a manager and a leader. A leader is someone who paints a vision and inspires employees to work effectively toward achieving it. In an increasingly global environment, today’s organizations are looking for value-based, visionary leadership. The D.C. campus 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

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Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

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The field of counseling thrives on life-long learning and professional development for counselors to continue to provide ethical and effective mental health services to the larger community. The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program prepares students with a strong grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of counseling.

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Ph.D. in International Psychology: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

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The Chicago School’s Ph.D. in International Psychology attracts passionate world learners who want to make an impact in an increasingly diverse and global society. The International Program—the first of its kind in the nation—prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in multinational organizations or organizations with international missions. The program’s vision of empowering students and faculty to be advocates for international psychology initiatives is renowned and unrivaled.

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Ph.D. in Business Psychology, Consulting Track: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

Graduates of the 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 both for-profit and nonprofit settings.

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