Psychology: Experimental Psychology, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 80 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Departmental Core Courses
PSYC 5304Quantitative Methods in Psychology I4
PSYC 5314Quantitative Methods in Psychology II4
PSYC 6223Research Design3
PSYC 5660Teaching Practicum1-2
PSYC 5000Thesis6
PSYC 6000Dissertation15
Select 3 hours in additional quantitative electives (within or outside department)3
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Cognitive Processes
Neurobiological Psychology
Advanced Social Psychology
Experimental Learning Theories
Lifespan Cognitive Developmental Psychology
Lifespan Social Developmental Psychology
Hours Subtotal45-46
Experimental Core Courses
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Cognitive
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Cognitive Processes
Language Development
Comparative-Neurobiology
Neurobiological Psychology
Developmental Psychobiology
Experimental Learning Theories
ZOOL 5293
ZOOL 5353
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Aging
Lifespan Cognitive Developmental Psychology
Lifespan Social Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychobiology
Language Development
Infant and Early Childhood Development and Attachment
Theories of Aging
Intimate Relationships and Sexuality across the Lifespan
Social-Personality Track
Personality
PSYC 6130
Language Development
Advanced Social Psychology
Marital and Couple Relationships
Hours Subtotal9
Additional Hours May Be Taken From the Following:
Hours needed to reach 80 hours25-26
Thesis
Research
Dissertation
Hours Subtotal25-26
Total Hours80

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval