Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology

Program Overview

The objective of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus, is to train students in specialized skills and competencies in the teaching of psychology at undergraduate and graduate levels, and in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies in research and professional consultation. Psychology professionals who already hold a master’s degree in the field may choose to continue their doctoral studies in this program in order to expand their knowledge base and improve their employment opportunities in various areas, including teaching, research, and professional consultation. Therefore, you as a graduate student from this program may find employment in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, universities, government offices, private institutions, research projects and professional consulting, etc.

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail:

Program Highlights

As a student in the Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University, you will be part of a University with a long history of prestige and success in the training of psychologists in Puerto Rico.

A key characteristic of our Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology Program is that it is one of the few specialized programs in Puerto Rico which focuses in three main areas of psychology: research, teaching and professional consultation. 

At Carlos Albizu University’s Doctor in General Psychology Program, you will be trained by a highly committed, diverse, and culturally competent faculty with extensive experience and expertise in human behavior, education, and research. 

As a CAU’s Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology Program student, you will be part of a   professional/academic environment that allows for continuous faculty-student which will enhance  the knowledge skills and competences  you acquire while in the Program.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of our Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology Program, you will be able to pursue employment in the areas of teaching, research, and/or professional consultation. Most of our graduates are employed as faculty in academic institutions who offer doctoral programs in psychology. Others are employed in the private sector, directing offices that provide psychological services as well as in administrative positions at schools, government agencies, and psychiatric hospitals. It is a source of pride for the Program that many of its graduates currently occupy positions of high importance and prestige in Puerto Rico.

San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 721-7187
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education