PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA

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Humanities and Social Sciences

A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Doctoral Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017

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PhD, Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA Chicago

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership: reading, language and literacy provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment within an emphasis on current research. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. PhD, Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership: reading, language and literacy provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment within an emphasis on current research. The program also provides candidates the opportunity to receive a rigorous, high quality educational program that encourages the development of skills and competencies that will be needed throughout the candidates’ professional career as a reading specialist or literacy coach. The PhD program in reading, language and literacy is designed to provide students with a strong background in research, theory, reading, writing and multiliteracy programs. Our graduates are prepared to become faculty and leaders in the creation and implementation of research-based literacy programs in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, colleges and universities, adult and community-based outreach programs, corporate training settings and nonprofit educational endeavors. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores (test taken within the prior three years) English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 Official test scores should be provided. International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the language of instruction is English) need not submit English language scores. Other Documents: Completed and signed application Objective statement Writing sample: Submit a paper from your master’s program that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length Professional resume showing past experience: at least two years of successful teaching/ administrative experience Copy of official transcript Copy of passport Foreign transcript evaluation* Two letters of recommendation Proof of English language proficiency Declaration of finances/bank statement/financial guarantee [-]

PhD in Social Work

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. [+]

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in social work today. Face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience, allowing you to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. You will also gain skills in scholarly writing that can help you advance your role as a leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession with this PhD program in social work. Specializations Addictions and Social Work Clinical Expertise Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Interventions Medical Social Work Policy Practice Social Work Administration [-]

PhD in Anthropology and Social Change

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

The Anthropology and Social Change is unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activist anthropology. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. The Anthropology and Social Change is unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activist anthropology. We believe that anthropologists should analyze, discuss, and explore the possible; that they should research alternative institutions; that they need to collectively reflect and debate the dilemmas of other possible worlds. This collective effort of understanding "real utopias" takes the form of analytic and ethnographic study of existing alternatives in the present. In a certain sense, we are a department of postcapitalist studies. However, by this complicated word, postcapitalism, we do not wish to refer to some dreamed-up utopia, nor to a speculative exploration of futuristic scenarios. While we agree with Lewis Mumford on the "importance of building castles in the sky," we see as an even more urgent necessity to study politics of alternatives in the here and now: the need to engage with postcapitalist cultures that are already being built, and to understand other worlds that are already possible. Together with the activists of the World Social Forum, we believe that "another world is possible." The role of the new social movements, we are reminded, is not to conquer the world, but to make it anew. What, then, is the role and responsibility of anthropology and other social sciences? In a world riddled with so many crises, few things appear to be more relevant than systematic research of counter-hegemonic knowledge and practices. Social scientists should leave pessimism for better times. Anthropology, in particular, is well equipped to participate in the "nowtopian" task of constructing social scientific knowledge that looks beyond capitalism, hierarchy, and ecological disaster. The practice and technique of ethnography provides an important model of a possible "postcapitalist" social science. As one contemporary anthropologist, a friend of our program, recently noted, when one "carries out an ethnography, one observes what people do, and then tries to tease out the hidden symbolic, moral, or pragmatic logics that underlie their actions; one tries to get at the way people's habits and actions make sense in ways that they are not themselves completely aware of." We ask our students to do precisely this: to look at those who are creating viable alternatives, to try to figure out what might be the larger implications of what they are already doing, and then to offer those ideas back, not as prescriptions, but as contributions, possibilities-as gifts. This program offers the space and the possibility to engage with many traditions of radical scholarship and emancipatory social science. We believe that anthropologists should analyze, discuss, and explore the possible; that they should research alternative institutions; that they need to collectively reflect and debate the dilemmas of activist anthropology. The collective effort of understanding "real utopias" takes the form of analytic and ethnographic study of real historical alternatives in the present. This, in turn, requires a serious engagement with social movements involved in the production of alternatives. Students are expected to have an excellent command of history, debates, and perspectives of contemporary social movements. These movements exist in the historical, social, and epistemological context of colonization, development, and globalization. As contributors to the book Contesting Development remind us, more then one in six humans now live in slums, over one billion in a world of jobless growth, or no growth. Solutions offered by mainstream social science are often the source of the problem, and our students are expected to have a good understanding of intertwined historical processes of colonization, development, and liberal modernity. The doctoral program is distinctive for its focus on alternatives. What are some of them? Worker cooperatives in Oakland, social centers in Italy, autonomous systems of justice in Guerrero, community gardens in Detroit, occupied self-managed factories in Argentina, "good government" of the Zapatistas, buen vivir (good life) and plurinationalism in Bolivia, participatory democracy in Kerala, solidarity economics of Mondragon, participatory economics in Winnipeg, pedagogy of the block in African-American communities, alternative environmentalism in Afro-Colombian river regions, legal pluralism, autonomy of migration, marginalized medical practices in South Asia, solidarity unionism in New York City, communal agriculture in Malawi, shack dweller democracy in South Africa, Copwatch in LA, biodiversity in Brazil, restorative justice in Ohio, knowledge commons and globalization, independent media, and autonomous food systems in Japan, are only some of the examples of postcapitalist possibilities. There are so many more, and one of the responsibilities of our students is to discover them. The program is distinctive in its emphasis on: Postcapitalist analysis of historical alternatives in the present Global social movements and lost revolutionary treasures Issues of colonialism, globalization, development Anarchist, Marxist, feminist theoretical perspectives Political ecology Integration of activism and scholarship: developing research skills in activist ethnography, intercultural translation, and emancipatory research Many classes include a research component, and the doctoral dissertation is based on activist ethnographic research. Activist ethnographic frameworks include participatory and collaborative research approaches as well as more recent research techniques and strategies associated with militant research and co-research approaches. Part-Time Curriculum Students may pursue a part-time course of study in consultation with their academic advisor. PhD Admissions Requirements Entry into the PhD program in Anthropology and Social Change requires a master's degree. Students with an MA from another school or from another department at CIIS may require up to one additional year of coursework as part of their PhD program. Students with an MA in Anthropology and Social Change from CIIS do not require additional coursework. The Anthropology and Social Change PhD concentration is a residential program. We are interested in creating a convivial community of scholars, not competitive academics; we believe in educating intellectuals and not professionals. We believe that professors and students are co-learners, and that learning, and knowledge production, is a participatory, inclusive, and horizontal process. Our program is probably not the best fit for those who want to be taught in the vertical space of a traditional classroom. Rather, this is a unique and inspiring place for activist scholars who are passionate about co-creating knowledge that is useful, relevant, and integral. Applicants must meet the general admissions requirements of the Institute. In addition, two letters of recommendation, one from an academic advisor or someone familiar with the applicant's ability to do academic work, and one from a supervisor in a recent professional or volunteer setting, are required. Applicants are also asked to include a recent sample of scholarly writing. The required autobiographical statement should describe significant events in the applicant's life that have led to the decision to pursue admission to this department. A goal statement that includes areas of academic interest should be included. Admission to the PhD Program without an MA in Anthropology from CIIS Students entering the PhD program without an MA in Anthropology and Social Change from CIIS are required to take an additional 12 to 15 units of MA-level coursework within the Anthropology and Social Change Program. Students may require an additional year in which to complete these courses. Once students are admitted, advisors will facilitate the drafting of a tailored curriculum contract that incorporates these additional courses and suggests a timeline. These additional courses include three of the following five courses: Ideas for Action: Social Theory for Radical Change Global Social Movements Unthinking Social Science Radical Theory Radical Political Economy [-]

Doctor of Ministry

Oral Roberts University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Tulsa

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. [+]

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. The purpose of the program is to help ministers grow in their understandings and interpretations of the Church's ministry in relation to biblical, theological, historical, ethical and practical areas. Students are challenged to develop their ministerial skills and to refine and articulate a theology of ministry while in a setting of ministry. A distinctive of the doctoral program is the attempt to enable students to understand both the positive and the problematic aspects of the charismatic dimensions of ministry. Classes are taught in a modular format so that students may maintain their existing ministry positions while pursuing the degree. Students meet on campus for a total of six weeks over a two-year period for seminars, workshops and research clinics. However, most of the study/work is done individually in the setting of the local parish or other field of service. A feature of the degree is that students remain in a cohort group of classmates throughout the entire classroom experience. The cohort is maintained while allowing some separate classes for the two specializations - church ministry and leadership and pastoral care and counseling. Students in the two specializations have several classes in common and some classes in their separate areas of study. In each session, time is spent with the cohort group. Program Objectives This degree is designed to: - Broaden students' understanding of charismatic theology - Further develop ministerial identity and vision - Strengthen leadership, administration and pastoral counseling skills - Teach on topics including pneumatology, healing, church health and leadership [-]

Ph.D. in Language and Literacy

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 6 semesters September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recognizes new literacy trends in our digital age, services literacy acquisition, development and instruction, and fosters systemic change in your organization and community. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recognizes new literacy trends in our digital age, services literacy acquisition, development and instruction, and fosters systemic change in your organization and community. The Doctorate in Language and Literacy program is designed for educators, professionals and researchers with a background and/or interest in literacy, curriculum and instruction, speech and language or a related field. Faculty members integrate their collective expertise in Reading, Curriculum and Instruction, Writing, Special Education, and Speech and Language Pathology in the design and delivery of our innovative program. Successful completion of the program may result in Reading Teacher (license #316) and Reading Specialist (license #17) certification from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This may require additional coursework depending upon your prior experience, and is subject to approval by the Wisconsin DPI. Courses EDL 703 - Research Seminar A EDL 706 - Theoretical Models of Literature and Language EDL 709 - Qualitative Methodology and Design EDL 712 - Current Issues in Assessment EDL 715 - Literacy and Language Symposium EDL 716 - Research in Child Language Disorders Symposium EDL 717 - Literacy and Language Symposium EDL 720 - Writing Theory, Practice and Assessment EDL 722 - Instructional Models of Literacy and Language EDL 726 - Research Seminar B EDL 731 - Quantitative/Experimental Research Methodology/Design EDL 736 - Mixed Methods Research Methodology/Design EDL 740 - Comprehension EDL 746 - Socio-Cultural Theories EDL 750 - Language Acquisition EDL 752 - Determining the Dissertation Topic EDL 754 - Designing the Dissertation EDL 762 - Current Issues in Word Knowledge Degree Requirements Doctorate in Language and Literacy A student is a candidate for the doctoral degree when: All doctoral coursework has been successfully completed. All three yearly assessments of the curriculum strands have been successfully completed. The dissertation has been accepted and approved. The oral presentation has been successfully completed. All financial obligations incurred have been met. All graduate credits applied to the degree have been earned within the previous seven years at the time of graduation. [-]

PhD in Education

Chapman University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orange

The Ph.D. in education program is intended primarily for individuals seeking a career in higher education or in other research-oriented leadership fields. The program focuses on the formulation of new ways to think about issues and solve problems in the field of education. [+]

The Ph.D. in education program is intended primarily for individuals seeking a career in higher education or in other research-oriented leadership fields. The program focuses on the formulation of new ways to think about issues and solve problems in the field of education. The doctorate in education offers a unique combination of four emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies and School Psychology. Our Ph.D in education is characterized by five distinct, yet interwoven, components: - The notion and practice of social justice - Student collaboration supported by student cohorts - Faculty mentorship of students - A rigorous core of philosophy, foundations and methods of the respective emphasis area Program at a Glance - Cohort model with entry each fall - Cohort of 18 students, 6 in each emphasis area 4 emphasis areas: - Cultural and Curricular Studies - Disabilities Studies - School Psychology - Leadership Studies - A 57 unit program that can be completed full time or part time study - All classes are held in the late afternoons or evenings (no online classes) - Low student-to-faculty ratio, with close collaboration between students and doctoral faculty on publications, presentations, and grant proposals Admissions Requirements Acceptance into the program is based on an evaluation of the whole student, with no single criterion used to base an admission decision. There are no cut-off scores for the GRE or GPA. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following: - Online graduate application to the Chapman University Ph.D. in education program. - Supplemental application to the Chapman University Ph.D. in education program (through online application). - Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing evidence of a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. - Official Graduate Record Examination results in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections. - Three letters of recommendation, including two from graduate-level professors who can describe the academic potential of the applicant, and one from someone who can speak to the applicant's professionalism (e.g., a current employer or a current colleague). Letters from relatives will not be considered. - A personal essay (minimum 2250 words) will be used to assess the applicant's writing skills, career commitment, leadership potential, research interests, and professional goals (uploaded through the online application). This essay should indicate the professors with whom the applicant wishes to study and the ways in which the applicant's research interests align with faculty expertise. The essay should be substantive enough for the faculty to determine the depth of the applicant's thinking and commitment to a rigorous program. - A current resume showing relevant education and work experience (uploaded through the online application). Ph.D. Research Forums At least once a year the Ph.D. in Education program brings in leading scholars in the academic field for a research forum open to our CES students and faculty to attend. It is a way for our students to interact with experts in the field as well as gain knowledge in moving forward with their research and possibly dissertation topics. [-]

Organization and Leadership (Ed.D.)

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. Preparing leaders who serve schools, community and social agencies, government, and non-profit institutions in a regional and international world. The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective. Program Details The Organization and Leadership (O&L) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). “The size and structure of the program were appealing to me, a working professional and parent, and I was intrigued by the opportunities that existed to form strong bonds and work closely with my peers and instructors. I can confidently say that my greatest expectations were fulfilled. I had the opportunity to travel abroad, participate in experiential learning, establish close relationships, and work with dedicated and phenomenally talented professors and incredibly motivated scholars.” - Demerris R. Brooks-Immel, O&L Ed.D. Alumna Learning Outcomes The Organization and Leadership Program Learning Outcomes: The program brings before students a continuum of new knowledge and understanding that reflects current theories, research, and innovative practices. The program equips students to apply the principles of leadership theory in a broad range of settings to effectively lead individuals and organizations to success. The program equips students to select, implement, and manage appropriate leadership methodologies to meet individual, group, and organizational needs in K-12 through higher education, for-profit, and nonprofit settings. The program equips students to utilize and conduct research to evaluate and improve organizational processes. Create leaders who are able to critically examine organizations in order to promote equitable outcomes. Foster advocacy for social justice with a consciousness around the experiences and challenges facing historically underrepresented groups. Understand and apply research to problems of practice. Develop leaders who are self-reflective of their practice and its implications for social justice and equity. The Organizational and Leadership Program Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates will have acquired the knowledge, understanding, tools and skills necessary to assume leadership roles in organizations at the local, state, national and international levels. Graduates will have an understanding of research methods and demonstrate competencies to engage in rigorous scholarship. Graduates will be able to relate theory to practice and demonstrate synthesis of advanced knowledge by improving organizations. Graduates will have adopted habits of personal and scholarly reflections that examine professional practice and lead to systemic renewal. Careers Graduates of the O&L doctoral program are educators who work in leadership, management, research, and all levels of teaching in the fields of education, business, health, government, consulting, and profit and non-profit settings. EXAMPLES OF CAREER OPTIONS INCLUDE: Higher Education Administration University Professor Management Consultant Applied Researcher Principal Superintendent Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program Visit our website here to learn more about this program [-]

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 International Conflict Management

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw

The PhD in International Conflict Management (INCM) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) currently has students from around the world, creating a dynamic, yet intimate, educational environment. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. The PhD in International Conflict Management (INCM) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) currently has students from around the world, creating a dynamic, yet intimate, educational environment. INCM is a field that currently has few opportunities for advanced training. This PhD program offers several key elements unavailable in most other doctoral programs in this field to top-quality, advanced graduate students. Each doctoral student, after completing the core courses, is given the flexibility to focus their studies in their desired area. Overview The INCM is one of only a few such programs available in North America. PhD students accepted into the program receive broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities that draw on an array of academic disciplines. Graduates will be able to address problems from a sophisticated knowledge base of substantive, theoretical, practical, and methodological approaches. The core courses prepare them in key global competencies including: Intercultural dynamics of global conflict Economic conflict analysis International relations Conflict management theory Methodological preparation is rigorous, including required and optional courses in quantitative and qualitative methods, research design, and international program and policy analysis and evaluation. The PhD program also requires graduates to obtain significant international experience and competency in a language other than English. Vision To become a leading PhD program preparing scholar-practitioners for the complex challenges of preventing, managing, and transforming international conflict. Purpose This fulltime, interdisciplinary, in-residence program is designed to meet the global demand for scholar-practitioners to address the complex array of international conflict and security challenges through the development and implementation of empirically based research, policy recommendations, and solutions. INCM PhD graduates are prepared to compete for tenure-track university faculty appointments and a wide range of operational positions in government, non-governmental agencies, and the global business community. Program Objectives INCM PhD offers several key elements unavailable in most other doctoral programs in this field to top quality graduate students: The interdisciplinary nature of the program provides graduates with broad training allowing them to integrate the latest research findings into theoretically rich, issue-relevant publications and reports. The rigorous methodological training prepares graduates to address global conflict issues using the latest and most effective quantitative and qualitative research methods. The international experience allows graduates to integrate theory and practice in their analysis of international conflict. Professional competency in a language other than English prepares students for the successful application of their skills in the global arena. The pedagogical training specific to the higher education context and their guided teaching experiences offer exceptional preparation for graduates interested in academic careers. Access to experienced faculty and close working relationships with professors facilitate collaborative research and timely completion of dissertations and the PhD degree. The diversity on campus (students from 142 countries currently study at KSU) and in the graduate program contributes to a broad understanding of global conflict issues. The strong links between KSU and the Atlanta metro region and its outstanding resources provide exemplary opportunities for collaboration beyond the campus. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to the PhD in International Conflict Management, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission with a non-refundable $60 application fee and submit the following supporting documents by the August 1 deadline to be considered for Spring semester or the March 1 deadline to be considered for Fall semester. 1. Transcripts Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions you attended. Please note that although unofficial transcripts may be uploaded online, you still need to have official transcripts. Submitted transcripts from foreign institutions must be accompanied by an official evaluation. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency. Evalutation Service, Inc. Joseph Silney and Associates, Inc. World Education Services (WES) 2. Official GRE Test Score Submit a copy of your GRE Scores from the Educational Testing Service. See GRE Scoring table for more information. 3. Statement of Intent Describe your interest in the study of international conflict management and any relevant experiences you bring to the program and outline how you believe the PhD program could further your interests. While you are not expected to have a full proposal developed at the time of application, the identification of topical, regional, theoretical, or methodological foci will enhance your overall competitiveness. Your statement will be reviewed by the INCM Admissions Committee of faculty from a range of disciplines. The KSU Graduate Online Application will allow you to upload this required documentation. Additionally, you are strongly advised to identify program faculty with whom you might like to work and to contact those faculty regarding their availability as mentors and dissertation advisors. Such contact should be referenced in the Statement of Intent. The presence of faculty members interested in your specific research agenda enhances the likelihood that you will generate a dissertation of high academic quality. Faculty support for your application may improve your chances of acceptance into the program (although it does not guarantee acceptance). 4. Writing Sample Submit a writing sample demonstrating your writing and analytical abilities as they relate to higher education or professional experience. This writing sample is preferred in English, however, it will be accepted in another language accompanied by an English translation. There are no length requirements, however, longer samples (e.g., a senior or master’s thesis) should be accompanied by an abstract or executive summary. The KSU Graduate Online Application will allow you to upload this required documentation. 5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae Submit a document showing the chronological progression of your educational and work experiences including any additional information you deem relevant to support your application. The KSU Graduate Online Application will allow you to upload this required documentation. 6. Recommendation Letters Three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the KSU Graduate Admissions office. Two of which should be from referees who can describe in detail your qualifications, motivation, and prospects for success in the program. 7. Additional Requirements for International Students All applicants who are not native speakers of English must take the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) or the IELTS (minimum score of 6.5), unless: they come from exempt countries; have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by KSU; or who have studied successfully for at least one year at a university in which English was the medium of instruction. If these criteria are applicable you may submit a TOEFL Waiver Request. [-]

PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Fairfield

Maharishi Vedic Science (MVS) doctoral program is a delightful opportunity to enhance one’s evolution and to gain deep insights into MVS. [+]

Maharishi Vedic Science (MVS) doctoral program is a delightful opportunity to enhance one’s evolution and to gain deep insights into MVS. The study of consciousness is always predicated upon two elements: experience and intellectual understanding. Both are accomplished in this program. Doctoral students also learn how to present this knowledge on a highest academic level, particularly to the non-meditating community. It is a rigorous program but also a very enjoyable one. You begin the doctoral program of study, the highest level of academic study of Maharishi Vedic Science, after completion of the Master’s Degree. The first year involves in-depth study of: The foundational principles of Maharishi Vedic Science, including Maharishi’s most recent publications Sanskrit and reading Vedic Literature Scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation® program Scientific methodology The discovery of Veda in the human physiology After the year of class, students specialize in one of five tracks: Reading Vedic Literature Track In the Vedic Literature track you will spend approximately two and a half years reading the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit and experiencing the profound personal development that accompanies this research. Then you will write a dissertation, systematically describing the results of your research in the Vedic Literature. Application of Maharishi Vedic Science Track: In the applications of Maharishi Vedic Science track you will apply a specific technology of Maharishi Vedic Science to a particular area of society and then document any changes that may occur. Modern Science and Vedic Science Track: In the Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science track you will write a theoretical paper describing principles from an academic discipline and how those principles compare to principles brought out in Maharishi Vedic Science. Higher States of Consciousness Track In the Higher States of Consciousness track you will document higher states of consciousness through physiological and psychological research, or alternatively, give a theoretical account of higher states of consciousness as described in historical or religious literature. Exploration of the Principles of Maharishi Vedic Science in the Vedic literature. In the Principles of Maharishi Vedic Science in the Vedic literature track you will explore different branches of the Vedic literature in detail. [-]

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner–Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and course work in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Master’s-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner–Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and course work in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Master’s-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. Graduates of the doctoral program can pursue clinical and research positions in the public and private sectors. Students who want to become a psychologist must successfully complete Doctoral-level training; pass a national examination, and fulfill all state licensing requirements (e.g., the required number of state-mandated supervised hours). Facilities and Resources Our graduate programs are housed in the new and renovated facilities in Science Hall-East. These facilities include modern clinical, research, and teaching spaces, in addition to a state-of-the-art clinical teaching suite for training, monitoring, recording and conducting clinical sessions, a graduate testing and teaching room and a graduate study and informal learning space for our students. Admission Requirements In addition to the University’s admission requirements: A bachelor's degree and transcript from an accredited college or university Psychology courses require prior to enrollment Developmental Psychology Statistics Research Methods Abnormal Psychology Physiological Psychology or equivalent Strong candidates who are deficient in up to two of these courses may be granted Conditional Admission. However, these courses must be completed prior to matriculation into the program. Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or Minimum Graduate GPA: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: We expect competitive GRE scores. A 50th percentile score or higher on the verbal, quantitative and analytic sections of the Graduate Record Exam is recommended. A personal statement that addresses ALL of the following: What has led you to pursue a career in clinical and counseling psychology? What do you see as your strengths and weaknesses and how will they impact your ability to attain your academic and professional goals? Why does this program represent a good fit for you? Please also include any additional information that can help us evaluate you Clinical, Research and/or Human Services Experience A curriculum vitae (CV) Three professional recommendations At least two out of the three letters should be academic reference. The third letter should come from a person that can speak to the applicants strength as a doctoral student or clinician. Personal or non-professional references are not accepted. In-person interview will be required. Doctor of Psychology (Psy. D) Ethics and Professional Orientation Clinical Practice I Theories of Psychotherapy Psychopathology Cultural and Social Issues in Clinical Practice Group Interventions Assessment I Clinical Practice II Human Development Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Assessment II Developmental Psychopathology Practicum I Research Methods and Evaluation Advanced Evidence-based Psychotherapy Practicum II Biological Bases of Behavior Clinical Psychopharmacology Advanced Research Methods & Stats Cognition and Affect Practicum III Practicum IV Practicum III Psychodynamic Theories Practicum IV Dissertation Seminar I History and Systems of Psychology Practicum V Practicum VI Dissertation Seminar III Electives Internship I & II [-]

Political Science

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus, or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship. [+]

Political Science Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus, or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship. What to Expect As a political science major, you will be selecting courses from fields such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public administration and policy, and political theory, while also developing one or two individualized areas of interest. You will learn how to research the answers to important questions related to politics, political values and public policy. You will benefit from a wide variety of course offerings and have the opportunity to complete a public service internship to gain hands-on experience. Graduate Degrees D Ph.D. in Political Science The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Ph.D. in political science. The doctoral program has produced many distinguished academics and public leaders, both nationally and abroad. [-]

PhD in International Studies

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus September 2017 USA Denver

The Josef Korbel School PhD program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. The Josef Korbel School PhD program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program. Our doctoral candidates develop close working relationships with faculty in an open, informal environment that facilitates interaction and the exchange of ideas. The small size of the program also contributes to a strong sense of community. The Josef Korbel School challenges each student to become an original and creative scholar while providing a supportive environment for personal and professional development. In recent years, our doctoral graduates have gone on to teach at universities and liberal arts colleges such as Queen's University Belfast, Occidental College, Colorado College, University of Delaware, University of South Florida and the Air Force Academy. Other graduates have pursued non-academic careers at the Ford Foundation, Carter Center, American Red Cross, U.S. Government and more. FIELD SPECIALIZATIONS Comparative politics International political economy Political theory CENTERS AND INSTITUTES Another way for our doctoral candidates to gain additional work and research experience is through involvement with our school's centers, institutes and journals. Candidates are currently working with the following centers, institutes and journals: Center on Rights Development The Sié Chéou-Kang Center in International Security and Diplomacy Frederick Pardee Center for International Futures Human Rights and Human Welfare Online Journal FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The Josef Korbel School provides a three year full tuition waiver and living stipend for most applicants accepted to our doctoral program. In addition, doctoral candidates can take advantage of opportunities to serve as research assistants at the Josef Korbel School. Additional information regarding external scholarship and grant opportunities PROGRAM RESOURCES Office of Student Affairs website (https://portfolio.du.edu/issta), home of the PhD handbook and other important documents [-]

PhD in Applied Linguistics

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare future professors, researchers and teacher trainers to work independently and in leadership positions with the learning and teaching of second languages, the analysis of language, and the design of language-related research. [+]

Pursue a diverse range of issues in preparation for your career as a researcher, teacher trainer, or leader in fields related to teaching and learning second languages, including: Corpus linguistics Grammar and vocabulary Grammatical variation Language planning and policy Language testing and program evaluation Pragmatics Quantitative research methods Register and discourse analysis Second language acquisition Second language reading and writing Second language teaching and learning Speech perception and production Spoken discourse World Englishes Our faculty work closely with individual students, helping them to develop as colleagues in applied linguistics. As a result, our PhD students have an outstanding record of publication and participation in major conferences such as TESOL and AAAL. Graduates of our program have also been highly successful at obtaining tenure-track faculty positions at major universities. What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics? The Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare future professors, researchers and teacher trainers to work independently and in leadership positions with the learning and teaching of second languages, the analysis of language, and the design of language-related research. University Requirements To receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses, from one or more disciplines, ranging from at least 60-109 units of graduate-level courses. Most plans require research, a dissertation, and comprehensive exams. All plans have residency requirements regarding time spent on the Flagstaff campus engaged in full-time study. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Individual program admission requirements include: GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Writing sample Personal statement or essay Resume or Curriculum Vitae Official TOEFL iBT/IELTS scores taken within the last 2 years are required for international applicants. Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, students will have: Advanced critical and analytical knowledge of the structure and uses of the English language, English language discourse processes and genres, the development of second language learning processes in their diverse cultural contexts, and the assessment of both language program effectiveness and individual language proficiency Ability to address issues of language learning in real world settings Ability to address both language program effectiveness and individual language proficiency Ability to contribute to innovative and effective English language teaching practices in the State of Arizona and elsewhere Ability to integrate use of technology into language instruction and research Ability to synthesize information and approaches across a range of core topics in Applied Linguistics, such as language acquisition, language in society, English grammar, and the development of language curricula and programs Understanding of the many issues relevant to cross-cultural communication Comprehensive preparation and professional orientation for advanced research in Ph.D. programs Ability to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret original and important empirical research Ability to contribute as active professionals in Applied Linguistics and related fields Expertise and qualifications to contribute significantly in professorial positions to the growth and development of Applied Linguistics [-]

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. [+]

Best Doctoral Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in USA 2017. 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. [-]