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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

A Psychology PhD is required if you want to open your own private practice. In most cases, you will need this level of degree if you want to teach and conduct research at a university level.

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PhD in Psychology

Walden University
Online Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. Delivered online, this program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others. Choose from a variety specializations designed to meet your individual goals and interests. [+]

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. Delivered online, this program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others. Choose from a variety specializations designed to meet your individual goals and interests. Specializations Clinical Psychology Developmental Psychology Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology General Psychology (Research Option) General Psychology (Teaching Option) Health Psychology Social Psychology Note on Licensure Walden University offers some PhD in Psychology specializations that lead to professional licensure and others that do not. Contact an enrollment advisor for assistance in evaluating whether your chosen specialization can lead to professional licensure in your state.  [-]

PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Walden University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online

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. [+]

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 [-]

Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. [+]

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. We continue today to present a dynamic clinical psychology curriculum that combines the latest scientific research with the world's great wisdom traditions. We believe that such a synthesis permits deep understanding of the human condition, as well as insight into the most effective ways of helping those in need. The PsyD Program is carefully designed to prepare students for practice-focused careers in clinical psychology. As a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), our practitioner-scholar training model provides broad and general education in clinical psychology that, in addition, integrates depth-psychological, societal, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of human experience into the curriculum. Full time students who enter the program with Regular Standing (those who enter with a BA) typically take three to four years to complete coursework. This is followed by the internship, which takes one year if it is a full-time internship (about forty hours a week), two years if it is a part-time internship (about twenty hours a week). The dissertation also follows coursework and, while it is possible to complete the dissertation in one year, students typically take two years to complete and write up their research. Realistically, a full time student admitted with Regular standing can expect to complete the degree in five to seven years, depending on their choice of internship and the nature of their dissertation project. Advanced - standing students (those who enter with a Master's degree in Psychology, or the equivalent) have the option of completing the program in four years, with three years of reduced-load coursework and concurrent dissertation work, followed by one year of internship. The majority of Advanced Standing students take four and a half to five years to complete the degree Our distinctive approach to clinical psychology training is guided by a vision of clinical practice that emphasizes a holistic and relational approach to the human condition. We teach students the value of open inquiry into self and other. At the center of this inquiry is the whole person who exists in relationship with other persons, with communities, with cultural meaning systems, and with nature. We believe that psychological suffering often has to do with the fracturing of these crucial relationships. Consistent with the visionary CIIS mission, we view the educational process itself as holistic and relational, and we aspire to “walk our talk” as a learning community – one that is creative and transformative on both personal and professional levels. Our course offerings reflect the broad-minded, integrative perspective pioneered at CIIS decades ago. Alan Watts, a leading figure in the transmission of Eastern spirituality to the West, described the American Academy of Asian Studies (which later became CIIS) as “one of the principal roots of what later came to be known, in the early sixties, as the San Francisco Renaissance." During that time, the Bay Area became synonymous with new currents in psychology that continue to transform the field. Like CIIS’s founders, our faculty and students continue to work at psychology’s cutting edge, in its deepest traditions, and toward the project of realizing our most profound human potentials. CIIS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WASC-SASC). The PsyD Program is a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Graduates of the PsyD program at CIIS are eligible for licensure as psychologists in California and many other states. The San Francisco Bay Area is at the forefront of change in psychology, especially at CIIS. We welcome you to come visit us and learn more about the CIIS/Bay Area psychology experience. Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program Licensure Graduates of the PsyD program at CIIS are eligible for licensure as psychologists in California and many other states. In fact, over the last five years, according to the EPPP published data, CIIS students scored higher on the national examination than graduates of any APA approved PsyD program in the Bay Area. Apply to the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program Emphasizing preparation for clinical practice this program combines rigorous scholarship, supervised clinical experience and practica and internships. PsyD students fulfill a diversity and identity competency requirement by taking three courses connecting clinical practice with culture and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and religion and spirituality. For field experience students can apply to over 90 community agencies, serving a diverse mix of clients. Additionally, they have access to the Institute's exciting array of public programs. Our training philosophy comprises four components: learning in a multicultural context, which integrates practica and classroom work a relational model of learning and training significant reflection on one's clinical practice broad range of scholarship Admission Requirements Admission Application Non-refundable $65 Application Fee Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university in Psychology or 12 semester units/18 quarter units of Psychology course work Academic Prerequisites: 12 semester units/18 quarter units of Psychology course work including a Statistics course. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Minimum GPA of 3.0 at the undergraduate degree-granting institution - for final 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of course work. Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight to ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities. Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be accepted from academic advisors, professors, professional supervisors, or someone able to attest to your maturity, motivation, and ability to undertake the work required for the PsyD Program. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address. Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives. Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) self-reflective, lifespan autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to the decision to apply to the PsyD program. International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. Advanced Standing A limited number of Advanced Standing students who have completed an MA or MS degree in psychology (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.25 and completed 500 practicum hours may be admitted each year. Advanced Standing students complete a reduced number of units in a program that is designed on a case by case basis depending on prior graduate coursework. Students admitted with Advanced Standing must complete all required courses at CIIS or demonstrate prior completion through submission and review of syllabi from prior coursework. Spring Admission into the Psychology Doctoral Program Once accepted into the PsyD program, a limited number of students have the option to enroll in some courses for the spring or summer semester before their Fall semester begins. With the approval of the PsyD department, students can enroll in selected courses prior to commencement of the fall semester, later to join the fall cohort. Students who employ this option reduce the number of courses required during their first and/or second years of study. This option may provide greater latitude to curriculum planning for individual students. Students who begin to take classes in the spring or summer semesters are considered members of the student cohort that officially begins in the fall semester of the year that they are admitted and will move through the practicum sequence with that cohort. [-]

PhD in East-West Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. [+]

Students complete 36 units of coursework and write a dissertation. The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. They work closely with their advisors to design an individualized curriculum and participate in research colloquia to articulate their dissertation research project. Ph.D. Program Learning Goals and Objectives Upon completion of the Ph.D. in East-West Psychology, and in addition to M.A. goals and objectives, graduates will be able to: Goal 1. Produce original scholarly works in the field of East-West psychology and spirituality. Objective 1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and expertise in a selected area of specialization within East-West studies. Objective 2. Produce work that creatively and critically interprets, compares, integrates, applies, and/or evaluates knowledge from a variety of Eastern, Western, and indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions. Objective 3. Apply critical thinking in relation to basic and complex issues of East-West cross-cultural hermeneutics, such as orientalism, ethnocentrism, critical pluralism, insider/outsider perspectives, relativism, and/or incommensurability. Goal 2. Carry out scholarly research with a methodology appropriate to their research interests. Objective 1. Design cogent, feasible, and methodologically rigorous research projects. Objective 2. Apply several qualitative and theoretical research methods (e.g., phenomenological, hermeneutic, heuristic, narrative, comparative) to their research interests. Objective 3. Carry out a complete research project that demonstrates professional methodological knowledge and skills. Goal 3. Be competent in a variety of pedagogical, writing, and inquiry skills and be prepared to work professionally as university and college teachers, scholars, and writers. Objective 1. Present verbally their scholarly works and research projects with professionalism, clarity, precision, and creativity. Objective 2. Write original research papers and books according to professional scholarly standards. Objective 3. Incorporate somatic, vital, emotional, imaginal, and spiritual experience and knowledge into scholarly practices, such as research and writing. Dual Ph.D./Certificate Program Courses taken for the East-West Spiritual Counseling Certificate (see About Certificate) can apply toward the East-West Psychology Ph.D. requirements. By enrolling in the certificate program, a doctoral student can fulfill all the units needed in the area of specialization. Visit East-West Psychology Ph.D. Curriculum to see a Dual Ph.D./Certificate Program sample schedule. Comprehensive Examinations During the final year of coursework, doctoral students enroll in two comprehensive examinations designed to demonstrate the student’s knowledge in the program area. For their first comprehensive examination, students take an Advanced Seminar where they need to show mastery of their area of specialization in both an oral presentation and a research paper. The second comprehensive examination takes place at the last Research Colloquia taken by the student, and takes the form of a methodological reflection essay discussing the research method to be used in the dissertation. Alternative Multi-Paper Dissertation Format In addition to the standard format for doctoral dissertations, the department allows for the use of an alternative format that consists of three peer-reviewed papers (two of which must have been published or accepted for publcation; the other is to be either published, accepted for publication, or under review) as the main basis for the dissertation. Students wanting to pursue the multi-paper dissertation format are assessed by the faculty program committee on a case-by-case basis. As with the traditional dissertation, a dissertation proposal is submitted, a committee of three members is formed, and a dissertation defense is held according to existing policies. Ph.D. Full-Time Sample Schedule Duration: Two years of coursework plus dissertation. Note: Students who do not have a background in East-West psychology are required to take up to 12 additional units of courses drawn from the EWP core courses and directed electives, minus equivalencies. Sample: Emphasis on Ecopsychology/Transpersonal Psychology (plus 3 additional units from EWP core courses) Teaching Assistantships A limited number of paid teaching assistantships is available every semester. Possible responsibilities include facilitation of experiential learning, teaching portions of the class, working with students outside the classroom on projects, miscellaneous administrative and logistic tasks, providing feedback to the faculty member on student learning and perceptions, and reading student papers and giving feedback (but not as the only reader). EWP Internships An internship is an opportunity to integrate career-related experience into an academic education through on-the-job training rather than merely employment. Internships are typically a means for students to gain practical experience in their chosen field in a supervised professional work environment. The department provides students with a list of associated organizations in which internships are available: East-West Psychology Department Internship Opportunities, Internships can be carried out as fieldwork up to a maximum of 6 units. EWP Scholarship Program The department offers a scholarship program to support EWP students' presentation of their ongoing work at professional conferences. To be eligible to apply for the scholarships, candidates need to present official notification that the conference's organizing committee has accepted their presentation. Admission Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Institute, as well as have an MA in EWP or its equivalent (for example, a background in Humanistic, Jungian, or transpersonal psychology; psychology of religion, or religious studies). For those who do not have a background in East-West Psychology, up to 12 units of courses drawn from the EWP core requirements and directed electives will be required, minus equivalencies (equivalency for graduate courses previously taken is determined by the EWP Admissions Committee on an individual basis). In addition to the Institute's general admission requirements, two letters of recommendation are required from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic work and their preparation for graduate work. Applicants should also submit a sample of their writing (i.e., an outstanding essay, article, or selection from their M.A. thesis). Successful candidates for admission into the EWP Ph.D. program typically have the following qualifications: a vision that is compatible with the program's mission and interdisciplinary nature; a path of personal and/or spiritual growth; sufficient maturity and stability to pursue independent inquiry; competence of communication and dialectical skills; demonstration of respect for a diversity of viewpoints; an openness to multiple ways of knowing and whole-person learning; the ability to clearly articulate educational, professional, and research goals; outstanding scholarly writing skills; the ability to clearly articulate their educational and professional goals; and the capability to identify a prospective area of specialization and/or dissertation topic that is consistent with the program's mission and resources. [-]

Ed.D. School Psychology

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

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. 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 Special Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduate of the doctoral study program Special education is equipped with theoretical knowledge and research skills in the area of special education. The graduate is prepared to work in the area of scientific research and participate in the education of university students. [+]

Profile of the graduate The graduate of the doctoral study program Special education is equipped with theoretical knowledge and research skills in the area of special education. The graduate is prepared to work in the area of scientific research and participate in the education of university students. His/her professional career is possible at universities and similar institutions, in scientific-research institutes and in leading positions of applicable authorities. Tuition Fee 180.000Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Characteristics of the Studies Content of doctoral studies focuses mostly on the increase of participation of people with disabilities in the society as well as the improvement of quality of their lives. Special attention is given to social aspects. The PhD Study Programme offers education in wide spectrum of special-education disciplines. Students of the programme are prepared to develop the scientific discipline of special education in the above mentioned new prospective and to solve up-to-date problems related to quality of life of people with disabilities. Individual courses also cover topical aspects of special education in the international context. Research activities should preferably cover: Early age including special educational diagnostics and intervention Family with a disabled child and its position in the society Social, cultural and occupational integration of people with disabilities, including integration of pupils and students with special needs into the mainstream basic schools Development of special educational and social rehabilitation methods, techniques and procedures Changes in approach of general public to people with disabilities Development of the system of special education, its main structural parts, including the development of the theory of life quality of people with disabilities Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination 1) Discussion about the dissertation/thesis. The project (including bibliography) of up to 10 pages on the candidate´s selected specialized topic must be sent together with the application for doctoral studies and it should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the goals and structure of the issue and the methods used in theoretical research and professional literature. 2) Presentation of knowledge base and current literature in the area and submission of a list of literature on special education and related fields. 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. [-]

PhD in Educational Psychology

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

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). [+]

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. 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. [-]

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... [+]

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.) [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time

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

This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice 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 evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence for... [+]

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice 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 evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence 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 and is for people who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level.) [-]

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

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Part time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​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. [+]

​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)​. [-]

Research degrees (MSc, PhD and NRPhD)

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

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. [+]

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. 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 Psychology

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Part time 4 - 6 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Doctoral programmes include studies, research and preparation of a doctoral thesis. The full-time studies' duration is 4 years, part-time - 6 years. Upon completion of a doctoral programme and public viva voce defence of the thesis, the doctor’s degree is awarded. [+]

The structurte of doctoral programmes Doctoral programmes include studies, research and preparation of a doctoral thesis. The full-time studies' duration is 4 years, part-time - 6 years. Upon completion of a doctoral programme and public viva voce defence of the thesis, the doctor’s degree is awarded. The studies are organized according to each candidate's individual work plan. However, each candidate must gather at least 30 ECTS gained through study subjects (each programme includes 3-6 subjects). The other part of the studies is allotted to the groundwork, the research, publication of at least 2 scientific peer-reviewed articles, participation in scientific conferences, and completion of the doctoral thesis. Enrollment criteria Primary admission criteria are described in the Regulation on Doctoral Training and Doctoral Studies Regulations of each science field. Applicant must be awarded a master's degree, present a research proposal and defend it in a Doctoral Committee's meeting. Also, the applicant should present his/her scientific publications (if there are any); in some fields a test in foreign language (English, French or German) is mandatory. The Doctoral Committees specify additional admission criteria and procedures each year in spring. Preparation of the thesis Dissertation must be an original scientific work, which includes the overview of previous scientific research related to the subject, thesis objective and goals, research methodology and also novelty and practical significance of the dissertation. Conclusions should be presented in a separate part of the dissertation. The dissertation also includes the curriculum vitae of the author and his/her list of scientific publications. The defence After final preparation of dissertation and its summary, the dissertation is defended in a public event (unless the thesis includes commercial confidentiality). During the defence the doctoral candidate presents his/her thesis: research objectives and tasks, methodology, statements and main conclusions of the dissertation. The Board presents their opinions and participate in the scientific discussion after which the Board secretly votes for or against acknowledgement of doctoral degree award. Programme Mandatory subjects Scientific Research Methodology PSI8001 8 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology PSI9001 10 Alternative subjects To choose one: Research Project Management 11DVK003 6 Philosophy of Science and Methodology SPK8001 6 Aukštosios mokyklos didaktika EDU8110 6 To choose one: Advances and Perspectives in Health Psychology PSI9002 6 Actual Problems of Contemporary Educational Psychology PSI9003 6 Advances and Perspectives in Organizational and Business Psychology PSI9004 6 Theoretical Models of Individual Psychology PSI9005 6 Psychological Development: Contemporary approaches and Research PSI9006 6 Contemporary Theories of Personality PSI9007 6 Modern Conception and Research Methods of Emotions Theories, Expressions and Disorders PSI9008 6 Problems and Research Directions of Modern Law Psychology PSI9009 6 [-]

Doctorate in Parapsychology

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Online & Campus Combined Part time February 2017 Dominica Portsmouth

The Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programmes in Parapsychology seek to provide evidenced-based instruction and opportunities for significant research to mature individuals with a clear interest in understanding complex, often misrepresented and misunderstood phenomena of human life. [+]

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. The Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programmes in Parapsychology seek to provide evidenced-based instruction and opportunities for significant research to mature individuals with a clear interest in understanding complex, often misrepresented and misunderstood phenomena of human life. These phenomena €“ visions, intuitions, beliefs in so-called psychic phenomena, in survival beyond bodily death, in reincarnation and so on €“ have been foundational to many spiritual and secular philosophies of life, not to mention essential to the debate between materialism and spirituality, and to what it means to be human. These Programmes will be taught with required online courses, followed by a dissertation or thesis. In addition a Postgraduate Certificate and as well as a Post-Doctoral Diploma are offered without the dissertation or thesis requirements. IUGS has appointed two of the leading professors in the field of Parapsychology to administer the programme: Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD and Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD. Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Parapsychology 15 Credits - $450.00 per credit Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses (payable prior to course registration) $6,750.00 Total Cost: $6,750.00 Requirements A Bachelor€™s Degree approved by the Department Head The certificate requires five (5) 3 credit courses selected from the Parapsychology curriculum. Upon completion, a certificate in Parapsychology will be awarded to the candidate. These fifteen (15) credits may be applied towards the PGDip, MA and PhD Degrees. Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Parapsychology 30 Credits - $450 per credit Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses (payable prior to course registration) $13,500.00 Total Cost: $13,500.00 Requirements A Bachelor€™s Degree approved by the Department Head The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) requires a total of ten (10) 3 credit courses with eight (8) of these 3 credit courses selected from the Parapsychology curriculum Research & Design I, Six (6) credits Upon completion of the thirty (30) credits, a certificate in Parapsychology will be awarded to the candidate. These thirty (30) credits may be applied towards the MA and PhD Degrees. Master of Arts (MA) in Parapsychology* Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable) Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses - (payable prior to course registration) $ 5,450.00 IUGS Master's Programme - (tuition payment options available) $13,000.00 Total Tuition** $18,450.00 Requirements A Bachelor's degree approved by the Department Head Documented pertinent professional experience. Forty five (45) credits*** which includes the following: Twenty-four (24) postbaccalaurate credits which includes twelve (12) credits in Parapsychology Research and Design I, (6 credits) The Master€™s Thesis (9 credits) One (1) of the following six (6) credit options: Research and Design II, (6 credits) A special project approved by the Department Head, (6 credits) Postbaccalaurate transferred credits, approved by the Department Head, in Psychology or other approved discipline. (6 credits) A twenty (20) page, three (3) credit paper, approved by the Department Head, and attendance at the eight-day three (3) credit Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency in Dominica. (6 credits) The three (3) credit eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency in Dominica is suggested but not required for Master€™s Candidates. *A degree may be issued in Parapsychology, Psychology, Social Work, Behavioural Health or some other related field of study if approved by the Department Head. **Total tuition includes: required online Parapsychology course fee (to be paid prior to course registration), advisement, library fees, Research and Design I, and the printing and binding of the Thesis. ***These forty-five (45) credits may be applied towards the PhD. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Parapsychology* Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable) Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses - (payable prior to course registration) $ 10,800.00 IUGS Doctoral Programme - (tuition payment options available) $ 20,000.00 Total Tuition** $ 30,800.00 Mentor Fee** PhD candidates are required to hire a mentor. The typical mentor fee is $1,500 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor Requirements An approved Master€™'s Degree by the Department Head Documented pertinent professional experience Ninety-three (93) credits* which includes the following: Forty-two (42) postbaccalaurate credits*** approved by the Department Head in transfer prior to or after acceptance. Twenty-four (24) credits in Parapsychology on-line with IUGS prior to or after acceptance. Research and Design I & II (12 credits)*** The eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits). The Doctoral Dissertation and Oral Defense (12 Credits). *A degree may be issued in Parapsychology, Social Work, Behavioural Health or some other related field of study if approved by the Department Head. **Total tuition includes: required online Parapsychology course fee (to be paid prior to course registration), advisement, library fees, Research and Design I & II, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, the external and internal reviews of the dissertation, the oral dissertation defense and the printing and binding of the dissertation. **Total Tuition excludes: the suggested mentor fee of $1,500.00, travel, food and lodging for the Residency in Dominica, estimated at $2,000.00 and if needed the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer. ***All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from the IUGS Master€™s Degree or other graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level continuing education, certification and licensing coursework approved by the Department Head. 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Doctorate in Organisational and Political Psychology

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Campus Part time February 2017 Dominica Portsmouth

IUGS students are typically mid-career professionals who completed post-baccalaureate coursework. Students who need additional coursework to fulfil their requirements will be provided the opportunity to take the course(s) at another accredited institution or through independent study at IUGS. [+]

Instructional Philosophy IUGS students are typically mid-career professionals who completed post-baccalaureate coursework. Students who need additional coursework to fulfil their requirements will be provided the opportunity to take the course(s) at another accredited institution or through independent study at IUGS. Coursework submitted for advanced standing transfer credit must be approved by the Dean. The coursework must be relevant to the students’ academic and/or professional goals and be consistent with the degree that is to be earned. Professional experience is required of all of our students, although IUGS grants no credit for “life experience.” Degrees Offered IUGS offers a PhD, Doctor of Organisational and Political Psychology, and Master of Science degrees. Students may choose to declare and pursue a specialty in either Organisational Psychology or Political Psychology. Students are eligible for conferral of the PhD with the completion of a research-based dissertation, using an action learning framework. Students are eligible for conferral of the Doctor of Organisational and Political Psychology degree with the completion of a Doctoral Project showing the application of their learning to an applied area of interest. Students are eligible for conferral of the Master of Science degree with the completion of a Master’s research-oriented thesis, using an action learning framework. The PhD dissertation tends to be theoretical and involves more secondary then primary research. The MSc project tends to seek a practical solution or outcome for a question or need. It involves more primary then secondary research. All students will demonstrate mastery of the competencies through a combination of coursework, seminar participation, and professional experience. Advanced Standing Academic Credit Transfer Requirements Academic credits may be transferred from other institutions according to IUGS’s advanced standing academic credit transfer policy. The student’s portfolio and previous post-baccalaureate academic transcripts are reviewed by the Dean and discussed with the student to determine his or her goals. A maximum of up to 66 hours of advanced standing transfer credit will be approved after this process for doctoral candidates. For these candidates, instruction at IUGS is provided via study and at the 8-day Graduate Seminar at the 10 day Residency Programme. Only grades of “C” or better will be accepted in transfer for academic standing. In addition the students overall average must be “B” or better. Instructional Requirements, Strategies, and Sequence A total of 93 post-baccalaureate credit hours are required for doctoral degrees, a minimum of 27 credits must be taken at IUGS. Some of these may be taken via independent study or at other post-baccalaureate institutions approved by the Dean. Up to 66 post-baccalaureate academic credits may be transferred from other accredited post-baccalaureate academic institutions according to IUGS’s Advanced Standing Academic Credit Transfer Policy. A total of 45 post-baccalaureate credits are required for Master’s degrees, with a minimum of 18 credits taken at IUGS. Up to 27 post-baccalaureate academic credits may be transferred from other accredited post-baccalaureate institutions. Instructional methods include: Review and, as approved, acceptance of previous relevant post-baccalaureate coursework that meets the criteria of IUGS for advanced standing academic credit transfer; As needed, independent study or courses completed at other post-baccalaureate institutions approved by the Dean to complete the required coursework; Assigned readings of texts and academic journal articles; Interactive lectures; Small group discussions; Use of electronic media (Questia online library provided by the University and other selections by the student, mentor, and Dean); The instructional requirements and sequence include the following coursework to be successfully completed at IUGS: Organisational and Political Psychology Research Design I (3) credits for the Doctoral and Master’s degrees; Organisational and Political Psychology Research Design II (3) credits for the Doctoral degrees; Upon completion of the research requirements, development of the Doctoral Dissertation or Project under the leadership and consultation of an appropriate mentor approved by the Dean. Dissertation and Oral Defence or Doctoral Project and Oral Examination (18) credits or Master’s Thesis and Oral Defence or Master’s Project and Oral Examination (12) credits; Oral panel Defence of the PhD Dissertation and the Master’s Project, or Oral Examination of the Doctoral Project or Master’s Project; Graduate Seminar Programme (3) credits – Doctoral students only; A minimum of 85% mastery of examination materials is required. For Doctoral degrees, Organisational and Political Psychology Research I must be completed, approved, and filed before work on Research Design II begins. Organisational and Political Psychology Research and Design I and II are pre-requisites to undertaking the dissertation or the Doctoral Project. Research I is a prerequisite to undertaking the Master’s thesis, Research II is not required for a Master’s degree. The Dissertation and Doctoral Project are not pre-requisites for the 8 day Graduate Seminar at the 10 day Residency. However, it is recommended that all required coursework prior to the research courses be completed. Course Content Domain Requirements Required course domains (or equivalency as assessed and approved by the Dean of Faculty) include the following: Statistics and Research Methods; Research Design; Organisational and/or Community Research Principles and Methods; Organisational Policy Development; Individual, Team, and Organsational Effectiveness; Program and Staff Management; Organisational Development and Change; Public Communications and Social Media; Human Resources Management and Employee Relations; Financial Management. Additional credits may be transferred from other institutions according to IUGS’s advanced standing academic credit transfer policy. Additionally, instruction at IUGS is provided via independent study, distance education, and the Graduate Seminar Programme. Examples of Elective Course Domains (courses relevant to the particular student’s area of study that may be transferred for advanced standing or taken as independent study courses): Cross-Cultural Studies; Political Studies; Personnel Selection and Retention; Human Factors; Career Coaching and Mentoring; Workplace Health and Wellbeing. Intended Competencies and Outcomes These competency requirements are designed to prepare organisational and/or political psychology leaders by ensuring their expertise in the conceptual foundations of organisational and political psychology, applied research methods, leadership and communication skills, and a substantive area of specialisation. All Doctoral students will demonstrate mastery of the competencies through a combination of coursework, residency seminar participation, and professional experience. Students are eligible for conferral of the Doctor of Organisational or Political Psychology with the completion of a research-based dissertation, using an action learning framework. The PhD is designed to prepare organisational and political psychologists to engage in research and academic and policy leadership in the field. These graduates will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of organisational and/or political psychology practice, research, and theory. The Doctor of Organisational and Political Psychology is designed to enhance the student’s capacity to work in applied organisational, governmental or political settings where advanced knowledge can help them further their organisation’s goals and strategic directions. The Master of Science degree is designed to help mid-career professionals advance beyond the bachelor’s level in their professions. The Master’s degree student will typically have taken 27 academic course credits at another accredited institution, with the balance to be completed at IUGS. The Master’s Programme is designed to assist graduate students with postgraduate academic credits to complete a Master’s thesis. All graduates will demonstrate: An ability to analyse issues and problems in organisational and/or political psychology using organisational and/or community research and statistical methods; An ability to synthesise information from various sources (e.g., combine census and locally collected data) to assess significance of health and demographic issues, and develop strategies for addressing organisational and/or political psychology problems in an area of interest or specialisation in a manner that contributes to the evidence base of organisational and/or political psychology scholarship; Leadership in designing and implementing organisational and political policies, strategies, and interventions that address a significant organisational or community problem/issue; An ability to assess and utilise communication and social media strategies across diverse communities and audiences to inform and influence programme and policy decisions; A vision and philosophy for professional leadership in organisational and/or political psychology. 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Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Campus Part time February 2017 Dominica Portsmouth

Marriage and Family Therapy [+]

Best Part time Doctorate Degrees in Psychology 2017. MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY The programme is ideal for mid-career professionals who have academic backgrounds in marriage and family therapy along with considerable clinical practice experience. Many degree candidates are seasoned clinicians with successful histories of marriage and family therapy practice. A doctoral degree is relevant for marriage and family professionals whose career paths have led them to leadership roles in organisational management, higher education, coaching, public policy, and consulting. Each programme is dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence while understanding the needs of adult learners who are busy professionals. Candidates interact with faculty and staff in a rich, supportive learning community. Degree candidates will study with scholars and professionals from other universities, non-profit organisations, public agencies, local government, international organisations, school systems, private clinical practice, and health care delivery systems. Studies are tailored to the specific learning needs of each individual. Instructional Philosophy and Mission The primary mission of an educational programme in marriage and family therapy coursework is: 1. To develop competent advanced-level Marriage and Family Therapists at point of graduation; 2. To advance and disseminate a valued systemic basis for teaching and practicing marriage and family therapy; 3. To promote culturally-informed and respectful systemic mental health practice; 4. To advance the body of academic literature within the field via the promotion of research about clinical effectiveness, special populations, evidence based practice, and relationship concerns; 5. To promote leadership within the field. Intended Competencies and Outcomes Upon completion of their degrees, Marriage and Family Therapy graduates will demonstrate competencies and outcomes in the following areas of scholarship and practice: Comprehensive knowledge of marriage and family therapy theory and practice via literature review, bibliography, and development of an annotated outline; Thorough knowledge of research methodologies via formulation of a marriage and family therapy research question and selection of appropriate means of data collection and analysis; Well-developed critical thinking skills, including those of analysis, synthesis, along with divergent and convergent processes; Graduate level writing skills; Ease with verbal discourse about subject matter via oral defence and, when appropriate, round table discussions with peers; Competent practice skills in individual, family, couples, and group children with adults, children, adolescents, and the elderly. Course Content Domain Requirements IUGS offers a Doctor of Philosophy, (PhD) degree and a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) degree. The PhD is designed to prepare marriage and family therapists to engage in research and academic leadership in the field as well as provide advanced marriage and family therapy services. The Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to enhance the student’s capacity to provide advanced marriage and family therapy services. The PhD dissertation tends to be theoretical and involves more secondary then primary research in the chosen area of Marriage and Family Therapy. The DMFT project is oriented toward practical application in a chosen area of Marriage and Family Therapy and tends to involve more primary research. Required course domains (or equivalency as assessed and approved by the Dean of Faculty) for doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy include: Marriage and family therapy theory; Therapeutic work with special problems, including but not limited to: Substance abuse, family violence, mental illness, poverty, criminal justice, and cultural competency; Marriage and family therapy methods; Counselling and therapy with individuals, families, couples, and groups; Marriage and family therapy practicum; Research methods; Relevant marriage and family therapy electives as approved by the Dean. Instructional Requirements, Strategies, and Sequence A total of 93 post-baccalaureate credit hours are required for doctoral degrees, a minimum of 27 credits must be taken at IUGS. Some of these may be taken via independent study or at other post-baccalaureate institutions approved by the Dean. Up to 66 post-baccalaureate academic credits may be transferred from other accredited post-baccalaureate academic institutions according to IUGS’s Advanced Standing Academic Credit Transfer Policy. Only grades of “C “or better will be accepted in transfer for academic standing. In addition the students overall average must be “B” or better. Instructional methods include: Review and, as approved, acceptance of previous relevant post-baccalaureate coursework that meets the criteria of IUGS for advanced standing academic credit transfer; As needed, independent study or courses completed at other post-baccalaureate institutions approved by the Dean to complete the required coursework; Assigned readings of texts and academic journal articles; Interactive lectures; Small group discussions; Use of electronic media (Questia online library provided by the University and other selections by student, mentor, and Dean). The instructional requirements and sequence include the following coursework to be successfully completed at IUGS: Marriage and Family Therapy Research Design I (3) credits; Marriage and Family Therapy Research Design II (3) credits; Upon completion of the research requirements, mentor-based development of the Doctoral Dissertation or Project; Dissertation and Oral Defence or Doctoral Project and Oral Examination (18) credits; The 8 day Graduate Seminar held at the 10 day Residency (3) credits; On-site oral panel defence of the PhD Dissertation or Oral Examination of the Doctoral Project; A minimum of 85% mastery of examination materials. For both doctoral degrees, Marriage and Family Therapy Research Design I must be completed, approved, and filed before work on Marriage and Family Therapy Research Design II begins. Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Design I and II are prerequisites to undertaking the Dissertation or the Doctoral project. The Dissertation or Doctoral Project is not a prerequisite for the Graduate Seminar. However, it is recommended that all required coursework prior to the research courses be completed. The Graduate Seminar may be completed at any time in the degree candidate’s enrolment at IUGS, but must be completed prior to fulfilling their academic requirements in Marriage and Family Therapy. Course Instructors The instructors and the number of instructors available for each course will vary, but may include: Dean, Faculty of Marriage and Family Therapy; The Mentor; Faculty & Visiting Lecturers; Dissertation or Project Committee Members. [-]