Experimental Psychology - Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. in psychology is offered in the major areas of cognitive, engineering and social psychology. Ph.D. candidates are required to complete the following coursework and tasks:

Prefix Title Credits
Core Course: (corresponding to the student's area of study)3
Cognitive Psychology3
Social Psychology3
Engineering Psychology3
Quantitative/Computer Methods Sequence:9
Quantitative Methods in Psychology I3
Quantitative Methods in Psychology II3
Computer Methodology3
Content Courses:9
Learning3
Sensation and Perception3
Behavioral Neuroscience3
Human-Computer Interaction3
Human Memory3
History and Systems of Psychology3
Cognitive Neuroscience3
Experimental Methods: 6
Methods in Cognitive Psychology3
Methods in Social Psychology3
Methods in Engineering Psychology3
Teaching of Psychology3
Comprehensive Examination: 1
Work related training requirement: 2
Final Oral Examination: 3
Dissertation:18+
Doctoral Dissertation1-15

Students are encouraged to register for one credit of PSY 590 Research Seminar in Psychology each semester.

Students should also enroll in at least one credit of the appropriate supervised research course each semester (i.e., PSY 600 Doctoral ResearchPSY 698 Special Research Programs, or PSY 700 Doctoral Dissertation.

When offered, PSY 570 Special Topics may be considered content, quantitative methods, or experimental methods, depending on the specific course content.