As part of their Ph.D., students must complete all of the departmental requirements for the M.A. in Psychology (see Graduate Admissions).
Students complete a total of 90 credit hours (including M.A. credits). Prior to defending the dissertation proposal, students must participate in area research meetings (PSYC 690). In addition, other Ph.D. requirements include:
Students focus their doctoral training in either social or industrial/organizational psychology. Upon completion of the requisite coursework, candidacy examinations are tailored to reflect this emphasis. Prior to taking candidacy exams, students may elect to change the focus of their training by completing the coursework that corresponds to the new emphasis. In addition to completing departmental MA requirements, students choose from the following courses. Courses marked with a * indicates courses required for both emphases. In addition, students typically choose four courses in their emphasis and two in the other field. At least four Tools (statistics) classes are required for students in both emphases, but students are encouraged to complete all Tools courses.
Students in both emphases also take at least three courses from outside of the Psychology Department. Courses may be tailored to students’ interests, but are typically selected from the following: