Doctorate Degrees in Psychology

Compare 58 PhD Programs in Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is based on scientific method and behavioral science. A Psychology PhD is a challenging but rewarding program that can open many doors to career opportunities.

There are different options for Doctoral Degree in Psychology. These include Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD), Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), and Doctorate Degree of Psychology in Education (EdD). Programs will vary by country, but generally the tracks are clinical, educational, or counseling psychology. Each Psychology PhD program allows graduates to work in a clinical setting, qualified to diagnose and treat mental disorders, conduct psychological testing and evaluations, and provide psychotherapy. As part of a Psychology PhD program, candidates will be required to complete research that leads to a dissertation that makes a scholarly contribution to the field. Those holding a Psychology PhD can work in academia, research, government, and the public and private sector.

If you are interested in furthering your career in Psychology, then a Psychology PhD may be what you are searching for. Take a look below and find the program for you!

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PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Walden University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. Completion Requirements 159 total quarter credits Core courses (106 cr.) Elective course (15 cr.) Clinical practicum (6 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Internship (12 cr.) Academic Year in Residence Ph.D. residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Interventions I Research, Theory, Design, and Methods Social Psychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Tests and Measurement Lifespan Development Biopsychology Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice Cognitive Assessment Personality Assessment Multicultural Psychology Consultation and Supervision in Psychology Interventions II Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology Clinical Psychopharmacology Psychology and Social Change Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Elective Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior History and Systems of Psychology Elective Clinical Practicum I Elective Clinical Practicum II Dissertation I-IV Clinical Psychology Internship I Clinical Psychology Internship II Clinical Psychology Internship III Clinical Psychology Internship IV Elective Courses The Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology requires you to take 15 credits (three courses) of electives. To meet this requirement, you may choose your elective courses either from one of the clusters below, allowing you to focus your studies on an area that most interests you, or from a mixture of cluster courses if you prefer a broad exposure to a variety of topic areas. Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Community Psychology Couples and Family Disaster and Trauma Gender and Sexuality Leadership and Coaching Media and Professional Practice Psychology as a Business You may also choose elective courses from the other Ph.D. in Psychology specializations (Educational, Forensic, General, Health, Organizational, and Social Psychology) that are not included in these clusters. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinical Neuropsychology Child Clinical Neuropsychology Developmental Psychopathology Child Psychotherapy Medical Crisis Counseling Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Stress and Coping Leadership Development Leadership Coaching: Process and Practice Leadership Coaching: Application Psychology and the Media The Psychological Impact of the Internet and Mobile Technologies Psychological Consultation Prevention: Research and Practice Community Psychology Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology Successful Practice Management Psychology of Gender Psychology of Sexuality Mental Health Law Career Options The Ph.D. in Psychology program will prepare you to use current theory and research to make valuable contributions to government, nonprofit, and private organizations. With your degree, you will have the ability to work directly with individuals at varying developmental levels, from infants to older adults, as well as diverse groups ranging from families to universities. Settings in which you may practice can include mental health centers, government agencies, healthcare organizations, corporations, community agencies, social services, and schools. Your career options, depending on your specialization, may include a role as a: Researcher Consultant Teacher Director of career services Staff psychologist Administrator Political strategist Marketing director Human resources manager [-]

Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology at the University of Minho focuses on the study of the basic mechanisms of behavior and cognition. The program’s strengths rest on the distinguished history of the School of Psychology of the University of Minho and, in particular, of its Basic Psychology Department. This is the only department in the country exclusively dedicated to the investigation and teaching of fundamental psychological processes. [+]

The Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology at the University of Minho focuses on the study of the basic mechanisms of behavior and cognition. The program’s strengths rest on the distinguished history of the School of Psychology of the University of Minho and, in particular, of its Basic Psychology Department. This is the only department in the country exclusively dedicated to the investigation and teaching of fundamental psychological processes. The Ph.D. Program is designed for applicants with a strong interest in research and with a solid training in the scientific bases of Psychology and/or related areas, such as Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, and Mathematics. The early student immersion in the research activities of cutting-edge laboratories, and individually tailored course requirements are the two distinctive features of the Ph.D. Program. Research activities are mainly carried out throughout the 6 semesters in the four laboratories that support the program: the Human Cognition Laboratory, the Animal Learning and Behavior Laboratory, the Neuropsychophysiology Laboratory and the Laboratory of Visualization and Perception. Courses, conferences, and meetings are held in English. [-]

Ed.D. School Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Online Part time 3 years September 2017 USA Irvine Washington Chicago Los Angeles + 3 more

By covering a broad spectrum of circumstantial conditions as well as theory and base diagnoses, those who study in the Ed.D School Psychology program enter the workforce ready to enjoy and pursue a successful and rewarding career. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. School psychologists are professionals who help students, teachers, administrators, and parents of students overcome challenges pertaining to all aspects of educational development. The Ed.D. School Psychology program prepares graduates to enter the field ready to provide the coping skills and knowledge help people in a variety of difficult situations, including family disruptions, mental illnesses, and inadequate exposure to education. These challenges can arise as a result from illness, poor attendance, or something else related. By covering a broad spectrum of circumstantial conditions as well as theory and base diagnoses, those who study in the Ed.D School Psychology program enter the workforce ready to enjoy and pursue a successful and rewarding career. [-]

PhD in Clinical Psychology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge. [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Clinical Psychology (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum Credits: 75 Minimum ECTS Credits: 210 Profile of the Programme: Aims The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge Objectives By the end of their training students should be competent in the areas of I. Assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation and communication. II. Working with a range of clients in a range of psychological/psychiatric and/or medical problems/difficulties taking into consideration the social, the educational, racial and cultural background of clients III. Applying their knowledge and expertise in order to draw on a range of evidence based psychological models and psychological therapies in their work with clients. IV. Applying their academic knowledge and skills to ask scientific questions both in an academic and in clinical context and to be able to transform these questions into research hypotheses and investigation. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to will be able to work as independent clinicians, researchers, and academics. Graduates will be able to work as Clinical Psychologists in public and private hospitals or clinics, have a private practice, work at research centers, work as consultants, and will be competitive applicants for academic positions at Universities. Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students would have obtained the highest academic title possible. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 210 ECTS and all programme requirements, which include 1500 hours of supervised practicum, doctoral dissertation completion, passing the comprehensive examination. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 is required for graduation. A student who completes the coursework without achieving this minimum requirement will have to repeat one or more courses in order to improve his/her grades. Grades of C and below are unsatisfactory and students will have to repeat the course to improve their grade. Learning Outcomes The three years of study and training provided by the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program has been carefully designed to ensure that committed, diligent, successful students will: 1. Be able to critically analyze and synthesize information from evidence-based practices in Clinical Psychology using a variety of resources so that their training will constitute the basis for their development as lifelong learners and self-reflective practitioners. 2. Be able to use knowledge and skills in therapeutic relationships as derived from a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches and which can be effectively applied in varying treatment contexts. 3. Develop skills in the selection, application, and interpretation of clinical and psychometric assessment methods as well as being able to assess the efficacy of their clinical practice. 4. Develop high ethical standards consistent with future roles as professional and responsible clinicians, and as informed by the ethical codes and standards of the Cyprus Psychologists’ Association, the European Federation for Psychologists’ Association (EFPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Conduct. 5. Develop skills to work with a range of clinical populations, a well as value and appreciate the diversity represented by individuals of differing cultures, gender, ethnicity, races, religions, ages, physical/mental status, and other groups. 6. Will have the knowledge and skills to independently to design and evaluate intervention programs. 7. Adopt a scientific approach to addressing questions relevant to Clinical Psychology and develop proficiency in organizing research protocols and procedures. 8. Be in a position to illustrate and critically evaluate research methods used in psychological inquiry and demonstrate aptitude in the preparation, execution and management of an independent large-scale research study 9. Will have the knowledge and skills to independently design and evaluate research and psychometric instruments. 10. Develop skills in the dissemination of findings to the wider academic community, initially through writing up their Thesis and then through publishing their work in academic journals and/or giving presentations in academic conferences and seminars 11. Acknowledge the impact of their own experiences, beliefs and culture on the processes and outcomes of inquiry, as well as the interpretation of findings, and through this process become reflective researchers [-]

Research degrees (MSc, PhD and NRPhD)

University of Kent, School of Psychology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Kent's School of Psychology supports research in a number of areas, including: social psychology; developmental psychology; forensic psychology; cognitive psychology; existential psychology; personality and motivation. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Research degrees (MSc, PhD and NRPhD) The School offers supervision for full-time or part-time research degrees at MSc and PhD level in any of the following areas. Applicants should send an outline of the research they propose to pursue with their application form. Cognitive psychology/neuropsychology: visual cognition; memory; clinical neuropsychology; language; human-computer interaction. Developmental psychology: cultural ideas regarding development; children's conversational skills; discourse and conversation analysis; recognition memory processes in children; development of prejudice and stereotyping; children's social identity; children with learning disabilities. Forensic psychology: police procedures; legal decision making; eye-witness testimony Group processes and intergroup relations: social identity and self-categorisation; small group performance; group decisions; intergroup relations; stereotyping; prejudice; discrimination; inequality; collective behaviour. Social psychology: group processes; intergroup relations; prejudice; attributional style; attitude change and persuasion; personality and individual differences. We offer the following research degrees: Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology PhD Forensic Psychology PhD, NRPhD Psychology MSc, PhD, NRPhD Social Psychology MSc, PhD, NRPh Under the Psychology MSc, PhD and NRPhD programmes we also offer supervision in the area of Developmental Psychology During your research, you are supported by a panel including a main and secondary supervisor. Your supervisors are individually selected for you based on their compatibility with your research interests. Typically, you meet with your supervisors more frequently at the initial stages of research than during the phases of data collection and analysis. You receive training in research-specific and broader ‘transferable’ skills, including academic writing, career management and presentation skills. You also have the opportunity to train for an advanced teaching qualification (ATAP). The Advanced Statistics and Methodology module from our taught MSc programme is available for doctoral students that have not already completed an advanced statistics and methods course. The New Route PhD (NRPhD) is a special option for students who wish to commit to a programme combining taught and research elements. NRPhD is a four-year doctorate degree that includes taught MSc coursework over the first two years of study. Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning. We conduct both basic and applied research in several areas, and we are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research. We have a long-established international reputation in social psychology, and this is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. MSc by research is one year full-time or two years part-time PhD is three years full-time or five years part-time New Route PhD (NRPhD) is four years full-time Research degrees are based on a research project and do not involve coursework; however, research students who have not already passed a suitable advanced statistics course will be required to take our Advanced Statistics and Methodology module in their first year. PhD funding The School attracts excellent visiting scholars and postgraduate students from both within the UK and overseas. Some of our PhD students are self-funded, and others are funded by grants or awards either from the School, UK or their countries of origin. You may also fund your studies through part-time teaching within the School. The School has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding, which involves partnerships with external organisations such as Age Concern England and the Equality and Human Rights Commission and collaborative studentships with partners such as People United [-]

PhD in Educational Psychology

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate is trained for scientific research work in two occupations: 1) as psychologist-university teacher and 2) as psychologist-practitioner (counselling psychologist, school psychologist, psychologist in other institutions with any educational concern). [+]

Profile of the graduate The graduate is trained for scientific research work in two occupations: 1) as psychologist-university teacher and 2) as psychologist-practitioner (counselling psychologist, school psychologist, psychologist in other institutions with any educational concern). He is able to carry out an empiric research in his field of interest; to discuss it with his scientific peers; to lecture it to his students; to apply with it for a scientific grant. The Studies are not to compensate for the Master studies in Psychology, if requested by Chambers or Associations of Psychologists as the condition for the psychology practice or for further studies (especially in medicine). It is adding to the previous instruction the competence for psychological research in education. Tuition Fee 180.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Characteristics of the Study The PhD studies in Educational Psychology are training the student in scientific research work in educational psychology, i.e. in psychology applied to educational topics. The studies are not to compensate for the pre-gradual (Master Degree) instruction in Psychology, if requested by Chambers or Associations of Psychologists as the condition for the psychology practice or for further studies (especially in medicine). They add researchers’ competence in the field of education by means of psychology and by grasping the context of other sciences of education. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination A necessary part of the admission procedure is the official examining board test. The applicant has to submit the project of their dissertation: title; state-of-art; problem; design with its time table; list of literature. The project is to be defended before the board. Preferably, the project would be co-signed by the mentor in spe, specialist in the topic. Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to submit an application in time and with all required particulars and supplements, b) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, c) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean. [-]

Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PSYD)

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities. [+]

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities.

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Stressing clinical practice, USF's PsyD program prepares doctoral students to work as health service psychologists in a variety of community health settings. Graduates will be proficient in the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of integrated, behavioral health interventions while sensitive to contextual, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic environments of individuals and communities. Licensure and Accreditation The USF PsyD Program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has Associate Member status in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Graduates of the PsyD program at USF are eligible for licensure in California (and other states) as psychologists. Program Details The USF PsyD program's mission is to offer a rigorous program of study based in Jesuit values that emphasizes clinical and scholarly work with underserved populations and focuses on training culturally responsive health service psychologists to work in interprofessional, integrated behavioral health settings. PROGRAM FEATURES & DELIVERY The program consists of four years of academic study, including three years of practica (1500-2000 hours), a professional project, and a fifth year internship (1500-2000 hours applied toward licensure), typically completed at another institution. The level of complexity and the number of hours of practica increases each year. Each practicum placement takes place in the community and includes a course on campus. Admission is in the fall only, with year-round study during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Some courses may be taken jointly with students in the Master of Science in Behavioral Health, the Master of Public Health, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs, and occasionally with students in other USF schools and colleges. Transfer credit may be given for courses taken at other accredited institutions that are substantially equivalent to those offered in the PsyD Program up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. Clinical Training & Research Clinical training complements academic course work and provides a wealth of experiences through which clinical competence is developed. Clinical training takes place on campus or off-campus in various community mental health settings. Second and third year clinical rotations are completed in community settings, including placement in major medical centers, community mental health agencies, university counseling centers, children's hospitals, and in-patient treatment programs. The clinical component of the program is comprehensive and includes rotations providing psychological assessment (cognitive, personality, neuropsychological testing) and treatment to children, families and adults. There are opportunities to receive generalist and specialist training in a range of diverse practicum and internship sites at nationally recognized clinical practicum sites and internships. To complete the practica requirements, students are placed in a variety of settings including major medical centers, community mental health agencies, university counseling centers, children's hospitals, and in-patient treatment programs. The practicum component of the program is comprehensive and allows students to provide psychological assessment and treatment to children, families, and adults with a focus on underserved communities. Additionally, students may gain both generalist and specialist training from a diversity of nationally recognized clinical settings in the Bay Area. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to function in diverse settings to provide culturally competent, contextually sensitive, integrated behavioral health consultation to individuals and health professionals. As a graduate of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, you will: Have a broad knowledge of scientific psychology; engage in evidence-based conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of human problems using individual, developmental, contextual, and sociocultural perspectives; and focus on the delivery of interprofessional, integrated healthcare with underserved populations. Have a broad scientific knowledge base and employ scientific principles to consume, produce, and disseminate psychological research, with an emphasis on underserved populations. Possess professional values and attitudes; strong communication, collaboration, and consultation abilities; and self-awareness and reflective practice skills. [-]

PhD in Psychology

Singapore Management University PhD Programmes
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2017 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Psychology programme equips students with doctoral-level knowledge in content areas in psychology and research methodology, with a focus on areas in experimental, social, personality and organisational psychology... [+]

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Psychology programme equips students with doctoral-level knowledge in content areas in psychology and research methodology, with a focus on areas in experimental, social, personality and organisational psychology. Students will learn, from both coursework and hands-on research experiences, to link psychological theory, study design, measurement, and data analysis in order to make substantive inferences and evidence-based recommendations to theory and practice that are scientifically defensible. Students in the programme have presented their work at international conferences and published their research in top journals in psychology. Graduates of the programme will be well-prepared for psychology and psychology-related careers in academia and industry. PhD in Psychology Programme Structure The PhD in Psychology is a full-time programme, with a maximum candidature of five years. In the first two years of study, students will enrol in intensive courses to build their research depth and breadth. The coursework is intended to lay the groundwork in preparation for the dissertation research. A student in the programme will be required to finish a Master’s thesis by submitting the written thesis and orally defending it. The student will then have to sit for a PhD Qualifying Examination (QE), which will assess his or her mastery of the foundation required for the next stage of the PhD programme – the dissertation. The dissertation is a student’s original work in his or her specialised area through independent research. Framework - 6 Foundation courses (6 Course Units) - 2 Elective courses (2 Course Units) - Empirical Research Project (1 Course Unit) - Master’s Thesis (12 Course Units) - 3 Advanced Research Topics (ARTs) courses (3 Course Units) - PhD Dissertation (28 Course Units) Oral Defence of the Dissertation Proposal This is an oral presentation of the proposed topic to a Dissertation Committee. A written dissertation proposal will have to be submitted before the presentation. A supervisor, with the expertise in the chosen topic, will be appointed. He or she guides and mentors the student throughout the dissertation work. Oral Defence and Completion of the PhD Dissertation This is an oral presentation of the written dissertation report to the Committee. After possible revision(s) to the report and upon fulfillment of all necessary requirements, the Committee will recommend to the University to award the PhD degree. Admission Requirements - At least a good Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a relevant Bachelor’s degree. - Good GRE results (both the General and Psychology subject examinations taken within five years prior to application). - Good TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not in English). PhD Students’ Professional Development Students are also provided professional training. These include teaching, English communications and presentation skills, as well as career development workshops such as interview preparation. Furthermore, students also have opportunities to share their research contributions with the international research community through reputable refereed research conferences, in Singapore and abroad. SMU provides funding for our students to attend such conferences. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route A part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial publications to their credit. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to select the most appropriate publications for inclusion in their... [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route A part-time This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial publications to their credit. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to select the most appropriate publications for inclusion in their submission and to prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route B is available on a full or part-time basis for people who have no or few publications.) [-]

PhD in Psychology

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

To obtain a Ph.D., students with an undergraduate degree will complete at least 14 courses (max. 6 years), while those with a Master’s degree will complete at least 7 courses (max. 4 years [+]

PhD in Psychology

 

To obtain a Ph.D., students with an undergraduate degree will complete at least 14 courses (max. 6 years), while those with a Master’s degree will complete at least 7 courses (max. 4 years).

The Cognitive Program in Psychology provides students with advanced background in cognition, examining mental processes such as learning, perception, attention, memory, decision-making, and language with the option of specializing in cognitive and/or behavioral neuroscience. Research is central in our graduate training in this program. Students begin research immediately and have the chance to work with core cognitive faculty members as well as collaborate with faculty in related programs. With the acquired broad knowledge in cognition and the extensive research experience gained from this program, students acquire the necessary tools to develop their independent research careers.... [-]


Forensic Psychology - Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. ​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. Upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK and to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS)* The next intake for Top-Up Doctorate only will be September 2014. The next intake for the full Doctorate programme will be September 2015. Course Content​ Flexibility is the essence of our approach to student learning. The Doctorate Programme facilitates students entering and exiting at different places within the Programme depending on the individual needs of the student. Thus, the full Doctorate programme comprises: - MSc in Forensic Psychology - Postgraduate Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology - ‘Top-Up’ doctorate which is the higher level research component. The Top-Up Doctorate will be available to registered practitioners who are seeking to formalise their research and clinical skills in an area of specialism. Applicants completing the Top-Up Doctorate will submit a research thesis reporting a significantly large piece of research. Applicants to the Doctorate Programme may apply for the Full Programme, or for the MSc or PG Diploma, depending on their own individual needs and career progression. Applicants who apply for the MSc may (on successful completion) later apply for the PG Diploma and ‘Top-Up’ Doctorate. Students who progress through the course on individual programmes will, after successful completion of all the component programmes, be awarded the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology. In this way, within one programme and its flexible entry and exit points, we hope to provide a full range of higher level academic study, further training and higher level research. Employability & Careers​ A Doctorate in Forensic Psychology incorporates both Stage 1 and Stage 2 training as set out by the British Psychological Society. The Doctorate enables graduates to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Practitioner status with the Health Professionals Council (HPC)​. [-]

PhD in Psychology

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, work-life balance, and human-computer interaction, etc. [+]

PhD in Psychology Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, and human-computer interaction, etc. Members of staff have internationally recognised expertise in the areas of: Occupational health psychology (occupational stress, work-life balance, psychology of safety, job insecurity) Positive psychology (positive emotion, positive leadership, psychological capital including resilience, self-efficacy, optimism and hope.) Cross-cultural psychology Applied social psychology Interpersonal communication Human error, human-computer interaction Human cognition Sensation and perception Application Methods Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programme in two ways as follows: 1. Apply for PhD Programmes via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) ... [-]

PhD in Educational Psychology

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Program description: Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. This type of study program is intended for graduates of master's degree in psychology and represents the third academic degree. The discipline Educational Psychology assumes the student specialization and leads to self-reliant scientific, creative and research work and prepare for the future path of highly qualified expert. It is conceived as an interdisciplinary branch based on the application of theoretical knowledge in other fields of science and psychological practice. The study is focused on acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills for performing scientific research and the research work in the field of psychology. The study program is realized through seminars, tuition and consultation and focuses both on proven concepts and as well modern theories with regard to the current state of knowledge in the field of education. The theoretical part of the study program offers a wide range of topical lectures and workshops. The own research program is modified on the basis of consultations and is generally formed by the research plan (project), which is a part of the admission procedure. Successful doctoral graduates are awarded with the academic title Ph.D. Graduate´s profile and employability: The graduate of the doctoral program Educational psychology should be a theoretically informed expert that could be able to apply the gained education both in the field of science and as well in the educational and psychological practice. Linking theory with practice, the gained knowledge allows graduates to be useful also in management and applied research. Finally, there is possibility of applying the educational psychology in the broader context of related disciplines and is individually determined according to the graduates chosen direction and specialization in sub – issues. App. test requirements: Completed studies in psychology (MA) Research Plan - Project List of publications for the students of combined form of DPS Biography Agreement with the supervisor for labor leadership Tuition fee: The payment for foreign PhD students is 2,000 EUR per academic year. [-]

PhD in Medical Psychology and Psychopathology

Charles University First Faculty of Medicine
Campus 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. [+]

Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. This field of study CONTINUES the rich tradition of teaching psychological and psychiatric sciences at the 1st Medical Faculty. The teaching of psychiatry was started in German in 1841 followed by English in 1886. The very first habilitation in psychiatry in Austria-Hungary took place at our clinic (doc. Riedel). As the first in the Czech lands was here, in 1911, set up an experimental psychological laboratory and in the same year the teaching of medical psychology (Professor Mihajlo Rostohar) started here also. Specialized department of addictology ("Apollinaire"), was institutionalized in 1947 and this area was richly covered by prof. Vladimír Vondráček's publications. Focus on the biopsychosocial paradigm of the modern medicine (enriched by ecological, environmental dimension) in terms of its theoretical basis reflects the current state of knowledge achieved in modern science in existing developed societies. The theoretical basis of cognitive systems theory of psychological disciplines (developmental psychology, personality psychology, etc.), but even applied fields, in particular, clinical and medical psychology. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences then represent a body of scientific disciplines concerned with understanding the human psyche and behavior. This approach not only psychological but also genetical, biochemical or physiological and their mutual interaction. What is important is the possibility of using these latest findings in the care of mentally and physically ill. Graduate Profile Graduates will be able to work with a professional foreign literature, prepare and implement a research project (including financial security), ie, acquire, evaluate and statistically process data obtained mainly with regard to the interdisciplinary focus and yet combine both quantitative and qualitative approach. Specifically, such applied research in the interplay of influences within the biopsychosocial (and ecological - environmental) medicine paradigm in research on the relationship between the patient and the healthcare professional when examining the progress and outcome of the psychotherapeutic process in the evaluation of treatment and rehabilitation programs in the examination of psychosomatic and soma-psychical context in research, care for the chronically and TERMINALLY ill. In the field of medical psychology research projects are mainly based on the empirical data obtained through specific psychological and psycho-mental processes (eg, scaling, testing or clinical methods) and the work of the other laboratory procedures. In addition, graduates can handle some methods of the social sciences (eg. methods used in sociology and cultural anthropology), including scientific reasoning and critical discursive process. In the field of behavioral sciences especially the research context of psychosocial and environmental factors, biological dispositions, including the use of modern instrumental methods of diagnosis. Great emphasis is placed on the ability to prepare and publish high-quality scientific work both at home and in prestigious international journals and prepare students for their scientific career in general. Entry requirements The condition of acceptance is finished master or doctoral degree especially in psychology or master degree from medical schools or any other specialization high schools. The party of entry exam is an examination of knowledge in a differentiated way. Graduates in natural sciences must demonstrate a deeper understanding of the fundamental psychological disciplines and clinical psychology. Conversely, graduates in humanities must demonstrate a deeper knowledge of the field of psychopathology, neuroanatomy, biochemistry and physiology, focusing on CNS. The applicant must present a proposition of a research project that will lead to a dissertation. Language skills of the applicant may be checked during entry exam (English or another foreign language). Study subjects / thematic areas The content of lessons in each year will be focused especially on the following topics: Basics of research on psychological behavioral sciences Medical Psychology and Psychopathology Biopsychosocial approaches to health and disease The content of the course is realized through these learning tasks: Passing coursework exam consisting of defense of their own written review thesis showing the interest of applicant in a chosen specialization followed by interpretation of the basic methods used in scientific work. Passing two courses in the 2nd and 3rd year of study. Language Examination in English Other teaching content is specific due to the specialization of the candidate and is specified in the individual study plan. Criteria for Thesis Defense Passing coursework exam consisting of defense of their own written review thesis showing the interest of applicant in a chosen specialization followed by interpretation of the basic methods used in scientific work. Passing two courses in the 2nd and 3rd year of study. Passing the state exam Presentation of the results of a research project at least at two postgraduate conferences organized in a class or at two other national or international conferences. At least two publications on the topic of dissertation in journals with impact factor (at least once as the first author). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance exam is conducted orally – professional and language knowledge and preparedness of the applicant to the independent to the scientific work in the particular branch are tested. Discussion about the project of dissertation thesis is a part of the interview. Conditions for admission - Submission of the application for, including all relevant enclosures by 30th April 2016. - Successful completion of the entrance exam before the commission of field board - Duly completed masters' study program [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Schaumburg

The Department of Psychology's Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model of professional training. [+]

PhDs in Psychology. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PhD) Offered in: SCHAUMBURG The Department of Psychology's Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model of professional training. The program enrolled its first ever Ph.D. students in the fall of 2012. This group represented the first Ph.D. students in the history of the entire university. The PhD program provides a more advanced degree in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology area. Generally, Master’s and PhD's in I/O psychology have a different focus and therefore prepare students for different kinds of work. While a master’s degree is an almost purely applied degree that prepares students for application of I/O psychology principles with a focus on practical skills, the PhD is a research degree that prepares students to conduct scientific research and analyze data with a much higher degree of sophistication. While the doctoral degree can prepare one for an academic career, most I/O psychologists, even those with the PhD, work outside of academia. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the leading professional organization for I/O psychologists, found in a 2006 membership survey that most respondents held PhDs (89% PhD, 11% master’s degree). Of these mostly PhD respondents, however, only 39% were employed by a college or university. I/O psychologists with PhDs work for companies, non-profit organizations, government, research institutes, consulting firms, and as independent consultants. They occupy roles similar to some that would be occupied by master’s-level I/O practitioners, but the PhD prepares practitioners for more sophisticated work, especially work requiring high-level analytical, methodological, and statistical skills. The field of I/O psychology is experiencing rapid growth, creating a higher need for well-trained I/O psychologists. The federal government estimated that between 2006 and 2016, there would be a 21% increase in I/O psychology positions nationally, which is considered well above average by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook estimated that the projected growth for 2010-2020 is 29%, which far exceeds the projected growth for most other disciplines. Further, the median annual income is currently $83,580 for an I/O Psychologist. However, that median number includes “all” I/O psychologists regardless of degree level. Every 3 years the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conducts a survey of SIOP members’ income (2012 SIOP Salary Survey). For those who graduate specifically with a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, the current median income is $119,568. Furthermore, that income has steadily increased 3-4% per year for the years included in the survey (1999-2012). It is important to note that this trend continued during and subsequent to the 2008 economic downturn. A degree in I/O Psychology also qualifies a person for many jobs in peripheral areas such as human resources, training and development, labor relations, and compensation functions. These fields are experiencing above-average growth as well, with an expected 17% increase in positions between 2006 and 2016, according to the 2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Admission Candidates for admission to the PhD program should have either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in psychology, management, business or in a closely related field. Students entering with a bachelor’s degree will earn a master’s degree (modified from the terminal MA offered by the Department of Psychology) during their progression through the doctoral program. Applicants must submit the PhD application form; transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work; Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores on the Graduate Record Examination; three letters of recommendation, using the program’s letter of recommendation form; and a personal statement. The personal statement should demonstrate a clear, well-articulated understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of graduate training in industrial and organizational psychology, strong career motivation, and indication of research interests. Roosevelt considers each applicant on an individual basis and seeks diversity in ethnic and cultural background, education and life experience, and sexual orientation. Standards PhD students must make continual progress toward their degrees while enrolled in the program. Each student will be evaluated yearly by the entirety of the I/O faculty, and students not making appropriate progress will have one year to remediate, based on a remedial plan provided by the faculty. Students who earn a C for any course must repeat the course and earn a B or better. Students may also be dismissed from the program for lack of progress on a thesis or doctoral project if they do not meet a deadline decided by their thesis or doctoral project chair and the PhD program director. Again, this matter normally will be addressed in the yearly review. Advising Upon admission to the PhD program, students meet with their faculty advisors to develop a program completion plan covering all courses required for the doctoral degree, training experiences, the master’s project, the comprehensive exam, and the doctoral project. When receiving the yearly evaluation feedback, the advisor and student will revise the plan as necessary. It is extremely important that the student complete the plan of study within the first semester on campus as this assures cohort integrity and viability of I/O electives in other students' plans of study. Requirements All students must complete a plan of study that includes all of the requirements presented below in the curriculum statement. Given the nature of doctoral education, there is no “minimum” number of hours necessary for graduation. Instead, the student must complete the requirements set forth in his or her plan of study by the student's advisor. In addition to the required and elective courses, students are expected to complete a master’s thesis under the supervision of a faculty advisor and faculty committee. After successful completion of the thesis, students will take a comprehensive examination. After passing the comprehensive examination, students will complete a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of a faculty advisor and faculty committee. The standard course load for a full-time student in the PhD program is 9 to12 semester hours each fall, spring, and summer semester for the first three years. Students typically will have only a course or two remaining after the fall of their third year. Many times these courses will be dissertation hours if the student has followed their plan of study. Again, however, this is dependent on students setting and following their plan of study. While not required, most students will obtain one or more internships in the third year and beyond to gain real-world experiences while still under the supervision of their faculty advisor. The PhD program may accept credit for substantially equivalent graduate-level coursework completed at approved universities or schools of professional psychology. However, this credit will be determined when developing the plan of study with the major professor upon acceptance to the program. Students entering with a master’s degree should also meet with the director of the program to confirm which required courses will be waived based on previous graduate work. Again, any and all waivers should be reflected in the plan of study. It is also possible that the thesis requirement will be waived for students who already have completed a thesis in a terminal Master’s program. This will be on a case by case basis, however, and the student will need to get the approval of a thesis waiver. The thesis waiver form is considered part of the plan of study and should be completed at the time of the initial plan of study. Courses taken in the PhD program more than seven years before the semester in which the graduate degree is to be granted may not be counted toward the degree. There is a maximum limit of 10 years for completion of all components of the program, including the doctoral project. Students who have not completed the program by 10 years will be dismissed. As mentioned, students' progress will be evaluated yearly, and if progress has not been adequate, students may be dismissed from the program after a year of probation. Obviously, in certain situations, a precipitating event may be at the level that dismissal is immediate without the possibility of remediation (for example, plagiarism, academic dishonesty, sexual harassment). 1. Foundation Courses (must take all) PSYC 530 Advanced Research Methods (PhD Section) .....3 PSYC 690 M.A. Thesis .....6 PSYC 751 Advanced Industrial Psychology .....3 PSYC 752 Employee Selection .....3 PSYC 753 Training and Development in Organizations .....3 PSYC 756 Advanced Organizational Psychology .....3 PSYC 757 Leadership and Employee Motivation .....3 PSYC 771 Intermediate Statistics .....3 PSYC 772 Advanced Statistics .....5 PSYC 773 Multivariate Statistics .....5 PSYC 787 Ethical Issues in Organizational Consulting & Practice .....3 PSYC 790 Doctoral Research .....6 2. General Courses (must take three) PSYC 631 Advanced Personality Theory .....3 PSYC 633 Social Psychology & Group Dynamics .....3 PSYC 636 Human Development .....3 PSYC 638 History & Systems .....3 PSYC 663 Issues in Cognitive Psychology .....3 PSYC 681 Instructor Development Seminar .....3 PSYC 716 Cognitive, Affective, & Learning Bases of Behavior .....3 3. Electives (must take six): Electives should be pre-approved by faculty advisor. Diversity in Organizations .....3 Groups & Teams in Organizations .....3 Hierarchical Linear Modeling .....3 Human Factors in Organizations .....3 Item Response & Classical Test Theories .....3 Meta-Analysis .....3 Performance Appraisal & Feedback .....3 Questionnaire Development .....3 Structural Equation Modeling .....3 PSYC 634 Community Psychology & Social Justice .....3 PSYC 660 Employment Testing .....3 PSYC 662 Organization Behavior & Practice .....3 PSYC 664 Occupational Health & Safety .....3 PSYC 668 Organizational Assessment & Development .....3 PSYC 669 Instructional Design & Training .....3 The third list presented above provides example courses that will fulfill those requirements. Other electives and general courses may be approved by the faculty advisor and the director of the program as long as they are incorporated into the student’s plan of study. These other courses MUST BE in the student's plan of study and preapproved to be used in either list 2 or list 3 above. Comprehensive examination The comprehensive examination provides an opportunity for students to review and integrate their knowledge of the theory, research, and practice of industrial and organizational psychology. The examination is taken after students have completed all foundation courses, completed their thesis project, and been approved to take by their major professor. This will typically be in the spring of the student’s third year if they have met necessary milestones in the program. The examination will consist of a written component. If a student does not pass the examination, he or she may retake it once. If the student is unable to pass it the second time, the student will be dismissed from the program. Further details concerning the specifics of the comps can be found in the I/O Ph.D. Student Manual. Student evaluations The PhD program at Roosevelt University is accountable to the profession and the public for the development of the professional standards of its future practitioners. Thus, the successful completion of the program entails development of academic knowledge and skills, professional skills, and interpersonal competencies necessary to function as an effective professional. Additionally, as I/O psychologists we understand the importance of both formative and summative evaluation. As such, the faculty will conduct yearly reviews of performance for every student in the doctoral program. As mentioned, the faculty advisor will then meet with the student to review performance, alter the plan of study as needed, activate a remedial plan if needed, and set goals for the coming year. [-]