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:
|Core Course: (corresponding to the student's area of study)||3|
|Quantitative/Computer Methods Sequence:||9|
|Quantitative Methods in Psychology I||3|
|Quantitative Methods in Psychology II||3|
|Sensation and Perception||3|
|History and Systems of Psychology||3|
|Methods in Cognitive Psychology||3|
|Methods in Social Psychology||3|
|Teaching of Psychology||3|
|Comprehensive Examination: 1|
|Work related training requirement: 2|
|Final Oral Examination: 3|
Pass written and oral components of the comprehensive exam
Complete a work-related training requirement (i.e. complete an internship of at least 10 weeks duration, or teach at least one 3-credit undergraduate course independently: pre-teaching requirements listed here)
Pass a final oral examination that consists primarily of an evaluation of the dissertation and the candidate's defense of it, but may extend over the entire field of the candidate's study,
Students are encouraged to register for one credit of PSYC 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., PSYC 600 Doctoral Research, PSYC 698 Special Research Programs, or PSYC 700 Doctoral Dissertation.
When offered, PSYC 570 Special Topics may be considered content, quantitative methods, or experimental methods, depending on the specific course content.