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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

Obtaining a PhD in philosophy enables you to engage in thoughtful experiments, reasoning about problems, and coming up with ways to solve problems in a more sophisticated way. This will enable you to solve a problem in the most accredited way within the shortest time possible.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

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PhD in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

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

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program endeavors to cultivate in its graduate students both intellectual rigor and sympathetic imaginative faculties for entering fruitfully into a multiplicity of world views, historical eras, and cultural sensibilities. [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Programs in Philosophy in USA. The PCC program has been designed to help shape the intellectual, moral, and spiritual leadership necessary for meeting historic global challenges. Drawing upon some of the most powerful ideas and impulses of our philosophical, scientific, and religious traditions, the faculty has constructed an intensive multidisciplinary course of study to help accelerate students' journeys into their particular leadership roles within this work. Students may earn either their MA or PhD, with a track in Integral Ecology, if they choose (see below for more on the Integral Ecology track). Both the MA and the PhD programs strive to embrace the degree goals throughout the curriculum, and should be understood in the context of an overarching commitment to the cultivation of creative vitality and spiritual insight. PhD Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program endeavors to cultivate in its graduate students both intellectual rigor and sympathetic imaginative faculties for entering fruitfully into a multiplicity of world views, historical eras, and cultural sensibilities. By understanding transformative historical and contemporary ideas, students develop the ability to discern vibrantly creative possibilities for bringing about life-enhancing futures. The PCC PhD program encompasses all the PCC MA goals, requiring greater sophistication and nuance in scholarly work from PhD students, and adds two additional goals for PhD students. Goal 1: Global Change Agents To generate creative and effective thinking about the unprecedented evolutionary challenge of the ecological, cultural, and spiritual crisis that is currently facing the human and nonhuman members of the Earth community. Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will be able to articulate sophisticated critiques of the causes and consequences of the current global crises, reflecting an understanding of human embeddedness in the planetary community. Student Learning Outcome 2: In response to the currently dominant worldview, students will be able to generate alternatives that promote a sustainable and flourishing future for the broader Earth community. Goal 2: Sophisticated Evaluation To develop and apply appreciative and critical evaluations of major transitions in Western world views that have contributed to the current planetary situation. Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will be able to speak and write cogently about the nature of world views for a variety of scholarly and popular audiences. Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will be able to critically reflect upon the history and evolution of Western world views. Student Learning Outcome 5: Students will be able to critically engage with dominant paradigmatic elements in the history of ideas and culture, with a focus on Western world views. Goal 3: Transdisciplinarity To critique, evaluate, and apply transdisciplinary scholarship. Student Learning Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate competence in transdisciplinary thinking by integrating content and frameworks from at least two disciplines to create scholarly products. Student Learning Outcome 7: Students will be able to critically engage with research approaches from a diversity of perspectives (e.g., religious and spiritual traditions, historical, and scientific perspectives). Goal 4: Inner and outer evolution To clarify and expand the relevance of ideas studied to one’s personal life and aspirations, with an eye to their implications for the transformation of culture and society at large. Student Learning Outcome 8: Students will be able to build connections between their studies, their personal lives, and the larger communities in which they are embedded. Student Learning Outcome 9: Students will be able to tap into and express individual creativity through personal and/or scholarly communication. Goal 5: Historical knowledge To analyze the evolution of Western thought, through the ideas of major figures of Western intellectual and spiritual history, in relation to the challenges of the present moment. Student Learning Outcome 10: Students will be able to pass two comprehensive exams, one of which will demonstrate comprehension of principal ideas and themes in the development of Western thought as reflected in the PCC Guide to Important Texts (available in PCC office or on MyCIIS,, on the PCC Program Page). Student Learning Outcome 11: Students will be able to demonstrate familiarity with the relevant moments in the history of Western thought in the formal treatment of the dissertation topic. Goal 6: Original Contribution To produce a work of original scholarship of publishable quality that engages ideas from a transdisciplinary perspective, including a sufficient mastery in depth of at least one subject area, with an eye to the paradigmatic assumptions and implications for the transformation of culture and society at large. Student Learning Outcome 12: Students will be able to present the research and ideas that will form the basis of the dissertation in a well-organized and persuasive public lecture to the PCC community of faculty and students. Student Learning Outcome 13: Students will be able to write a dissertation that offers a substantial and original contribution to scholarship, and is certified as such by at least two PCC faculty members. Dissertation is not to exceed 250 pages. PhD Language Recommendation Ph.D. students may be required to demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language if it is deemed essential for the student’s dissertation research. Language proficiency may be demonstrated by having passed two years of course work in the study of a language, or by achieving a satisfactory score on the ETS. PhD Comprehensive Examinations The standard format consists of an annotated bibliography along with a discussion paper that forms the basis for a dialogue between the student and the supervisor. At least one of the exams must be taken with a PCC faculty member. Ideally, all other coursework must be completed (though it is possible to do one of the examinations concurrently with a last course). Each comprehensive exam must be completed in one semester. See the PCC Program Handbook for more details. The PCC general comprehensive exam consists of a 20-to-25-page essay drawing from the PCC recommended reading list and other relevant sources, situated in the context of the first and/or second of the PCC PhD learning goals. With the recommendation of the student's PCC faculty mentor and the PCC chair, a student may opt for an oral comprehensive exam as an alternative to the written exam. The second/specialized comprehensive exam prepares the student for the framing of the dissertation proposal by reviewing the literature of the student's field of interest. The exam consists of a reading list and a 20-to-25-page essay, to be followed up by a discussion with faculty. PhD Dissertation The PCC faculty direct dissertations in two broad specializations: Integral Ecology and Cosmology, and Archetypal and Consciousness Studies. After successfully completing both comprehensive exams, the student may begin working on the dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal must be finished in three semesters; a student may petition his or her mentor in writing for an extra semester, but it should not be assumed that such an extension would be granted. If an extension is granted, the student will elect one semester of the supervised Proposal Completion Seminar (PARP 6900). Once the proposal is completed and approved by a three-person committee, the student may begin writing the dissertation proper. Throughout the dissertation writing process, the student registers for 0 (zero) units/flat fee. PhD Admissions Requirements Admission to the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness PhD program is increasingly selective. It is independent of admission to the MA program and requires a separate admissions application. An applicant for the PhD must have done outstanding work at the MA level (see “MA Program Goals,” above). In addition, the PhD applicant must (1) identify at least one PCC core faculty member who would be appropriate to serve as a mentor in the PhD program and a second faculty member who would be able and willing to serve on the dissertation committee; (2) show close familiarity with that faculty member’s particular area of expertise; and (3) demonstrate the necessary preparation and motivation for specializing in that area (or areas), especially with respect to research leading to the dissertation. The materials required for application are an autobiography, a two-to-four-page statement of goals, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Those admitted into the doctoral concentration who do not have an MA from CIIS in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness may be required to complete up to an additional 18 units of coursework (minus equivalencies) from the core section of the MA curriculum. [-]

PhD in Asian Philosophies and Cultures

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

The PhD consists of 36 semester units of coursework, plus two comprehensive examinations and a dissertation. The coursework consists of twelve units within the program, twelve units in Asian-themed electives, and twelve units in general electives. [+]

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures doctorate offers intensive study in the spiritual and philosophical traditions of South Asia, China, and the Himalayan regions, both with respect to classical and contemporary contexts. The PhD consists of 36 semester units of coursework, plus two comprehensive examinations and a dissertation. The coursework consists of twelve units within the program, twelve units in Asian-themed electives, and twelve units in general electives. Graduates of our PhD program are expected to: 1. Make an original and substantive contribution to the disciplines of Asian religion or philosophy. Think independently to develop questions, concepts, and methodologies. Identify new research opportunities within these fields. Reflect critically upon the histories, tenets, and traditions in their major field. Keep abreast of current advances within these fields and related areas. 2. Demonstrate advanced research and writing skills Synthesize existing knowledge, identifying and accessing appropriate resources and other sources of relevant information and critically analyzing and evaluating their own findings and those of others. Master application of existing research methodologies, techniques, and technical skills. Understand the range of issues in the comparative approach to religion and philosophy. Demonstrate ability to write about complex ideas and research in a professional and nuanced manner. 3. Demonstrate commitment to participation in the community of scholars. Show commitment to personal professional development through engagement in professional societies, publication, and other knowledge transfer modes. Show commitment to supporting and promoting learning through teaching, collaborative inquiry, or professional practice. 4. Demonstrate ability to situate scholarship in relationship to social and personal transformation. Situate self in relationship to work and multiple perspectives. Build upon internal passion and vision toward external career and action 5. Demonstrate professional skills. Adhere to ethical standards in the discipline and in relation to the communities studied. Listen, give, and receive feedback effectively. Communicate in a style appropriate to the discipline and setting. Appropriately use media for the dissemination of work. PhD Language Recommendation PhD students may be required to demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language if it is deemed essential for the student's dissertation research. Language proficiency may be demonstrated by having passed two years of course work in the study of a language, or additional language study depending on the dissertation topic. [-]

PhD in Transformative Studies (Online Program)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online & Campus Combined 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The primary focus of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Programs in Philosophy in USA. Transformative Studies (Online Program) FALL ADMISSION ONLY Scholarship, Creativity, Self-Inquiry The primary focus of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. The program places great value on developing the ability to participate in the scholarly discourse through publication, and on the importance of viewing academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, while grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination. The program focuses on the development of the following capacities: Making an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry. Engaging in inquiry as a creative and collaborative process in the context of a community of learners. Engaging inquiry as an integral, spiritual, and transformative process of personal and social transformation.Applying one’s research to real-world problems, articulating and embodying one’s values, and skillfully putting theory into practice. Program Format for the Transformative Studies Program The Transformative Studies program is offered in an online format. Students work in the online environment of the CIIS virtual classroom. During the two years of coursework, the students meet twice a year in the Bay Area for five- to seven-day residential intensives. Because intensives are an essential aspect of the learning experience, participation in the intensives is mandatory. Apply to the Transformative Studies Program This program draws diverse students-artists, attorneys, educators, ministers, social workers-who are passionate and self-directed, but who appreciate the creative questions raised by an international community of learners. Four intensive weeks spent at CIIS reinforce the strong bonds that students form online. After an experiential capstone project, our graduates pursue a variety of professions, including university and online teaching, organizational and diversity consulting, filmmaking, and international management. Admission to the Program Applicants to the Transformative Studies doctoral program must submit an autobiographical statement and two letters of recommendation, with at least one from an academic advisor or someone familiar with the applicant's ability to do advanced academic work. Applicants are also asked to provide a recent example of scholarly writing, a résumé of relevant experiences, and, of particular importance, a one- to three-page statement of how the resources of this curriculum will be used to advance a chosen inquiry. Skills and Competencies The successful applicant will have demonstrated skills and competencies in his or her field of work, which might be in such areas as education, health care, the arts, social activism, psychology, organizational development, or corporate management. Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to learn and to work both independently and collaboratively. All students must have consistent access to a computer with the capacity to navigate the Internet and the web, and the ability to use the online medium for ongoing dialogue. This transdisciplinary program combines a sophisticated understanding of ways to structure knowledge with the ability to apply that knowledge in original research. Students experience inquiry as a transformative process, exploring multiple theoretical approaches in a variety of disciplines, and skillfully matching appropriate methods to research questions. Award-winning teacher and author Allan Combs directs the Focus in Integral Studies. [-]

PhD in Women’s Spirituality

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Women's Spirituality program is located at the intersection of Women/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and Religion. Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. [+]

PhD in Philosophy and Religion with Concentration in Women's Spirituality The Women's Spirituality program is located at the intersection of Women/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and Religion. Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. We join with those who seek to end the exploitation of marginalized social groups and address the suffering of the Earth and its many species. Our faculty is internationally known and includes many pioneers in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Spirituality. Overview Founded by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, this doctoral program is located at the intersection of women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, and philosophy. Through evening and weekend classes, online courses, and a semi-distance option, the program offers you a flexible format that allows you to integrate your studies with your professional and/or family life. Our PhD program: Offers you rigorous academic training that is grounded in transdisciplinary, spiritual, and feminist methodologies Prepares you to conduct original research in one of the following areas: Women in World Religions; Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism; and Women's Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing Provides a community of engaged scholars who are taking leadership on national and global issues related to women, gender, ecology, and spirituality Your doctoral dissertation makes an original contribution to cross-disciplinary scholarship in this emergent field. Areas of Emphasis for the PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality Women and World Religions We review a variety of ancient lineages that document women's spiritual power and religious experience from the ancient world to the present. The study of women and world religions begins with an examination of the evidence for the transmission of reverence for a dark mother of Africa to all continents of the world. We explore the sacred iconographies and roles of women in African, Native American, Meso-American, South American, Asian/Pacific Islander, old European, and other indigenous, Goddess and God spiritual traditions. We examine women's spiritual roles and practices in historical and contemporary expressions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Shinto, and more. Canonical and orthodox religious beliefs are studied alongside the submerged, subterranean, and heretical streams that run beneath the accepted doctrines of established religions - found in the folklore, heresies, and everyday rituals of subaltern cultures. We encourage women's spiritual quests, interfaith dialogues, and the study of the Sacred Feminine or Feminine Divine of all traditions. Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism Feminist philosophy has long emphasized a relational approach to key philosophical issues; it encourages us to live well and to generate happiness in our own lives and the lives of others. This holistic approach eschews reductionist and mechanistic dualisms to generate a worldview of dynamic interconnectedness in the web of life. Ecofeminist philosophy explores the embodied, embedded, ecosocial context of philosophical issues, focusing attention on the emergent field of relational or holistic thought, as well as rational-intuitive thinking. Courses include work with process philosophy and process theology/theology, postcolonial womanist-feminist and indigenous worldviews, and literary responses to major ecological and philosophical issues. Women's Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing Many elements of language, ritual, and the arts have roots in cultural responses to the elemental powers of the female and the ineffable mysteries of the cosmos. An honoring of women's mysteries of birth and sexuality, transformation, death and rebirth informs our coursework in ritual, music, dance, literature, painting, and film appreciation. The experiential as well as intellectual study of diverse sacred arts is intended to evoke one's innate creativity, revealing personal and cultural sources of mystical insight, embodied healing, and artistic blossoming. Apply to the Women’s Spirituality PhD The Women's Spirituality doctoral program is located at the intersection of women's/gender studies, ethnic studies, philosophy, and religion. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Institute and would ideally have an MA in one of the disciplines mentioned above. For those who do not have a background in a related field, up to 18 additional units of courses drawn from the WSE curriculum will be required, minus equivalencies. (Equivalency for university courses previously taken is determined by the WSE Admissions Committee on an individual basis.) Successful candidates for admission into the Women's Spirituality doctoral program typically have the following qualifications: A vision that is compatible with the program's mission A commitment to personal and social transformation Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively Respect for a diversity of viewpoints Sufficient maturity and stability to pursue independent inquiry The ability to clearly articulate educational, professional, and research goalsStrong scholarly writing skills The ability to identify a prospective area of specialization and/or dissertation topic that is consistent with the program's mission and resources [-]

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. [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Programs in Philosophy in USA. 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. [-]

PhD in Philosophy

Binghamton University
Campus 6 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. [+]

PhD in Philosophy The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. SPEL recognizes and respects both the Anglo-American (analytic) and Continental (European) traditions, as well as various non-Western traditions, feminist philosophy and critical race theory, and other emerging areas of philosophy. Students with a variety of philosophical interests are welcome to apply to the SPEL program. Our program offers a terminal Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) track, with specializations in social, political, ethical and/or legal philosophy. The MA is often pursued by students who are interested in postgraduate careers in law, business or public policy. The PhD prepares students for specializations in the most sought-after and fastest-growing areas in contemporary philosophy in colleges and universities. Our Department enjoys highly successful placement rates and aggressive professional development. Recent doctoral graduate placements include: assistant professor at Southern Illinois University, assistant professor at Antioch College, assistant professor at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey, assistant professor at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia and postdoctoral fellowship at Seton Hall University. SPEL graduate program The graduate program in Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy (SPEL) offers graduate students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern, and contemporary social and political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of law. SPEL recognizes and respects work in both the Anglo-American (analytic) and the Continental (European) traditions, as well as in various non-Western traditions, in feminist philosophy and critical race theory, and in other emerging areas of philosophy. Students with a variety of philosophical interests should feel welcome to apply to the SPEL program. Ph.D. in SPEL Requirements for the Ph.D. include the Master's requirements (or an M.A. from another institution), six additional seminars, language proficiencies, a qualifying exam, and a dissertation with an oral defense. There may be additional requirements for those entering with an M.A. who did not previously specialize in SPEL fields. It is possible for students to write a dissertation on a topic in philosophy that is not in Social, Political, Ethical or Legal Philosophy. If you choose to work on such a topic and have the agreement of an advisor, you may substitute an exam on your area of research for one of the SPEL MA Comprehensive exams. You may also substitute one philosophy course for any required course, except for the first year SPEL seminars. Currently, our average time-to-degree from bachelor to doctorate is 5.7 years, which is about three years less than the national norm. But our current expectation is that students finish in five years, and we work with students to help them achieve that. Professional Development Binghamton's graduate program in philosophy goes beyond the historical subjects from throughout the world. Members of our distinguished faculty impart a solid foundation in concepts, while also highlighting their links to current debates. We call our program SPEL, standing for Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy. Through a combination of workshops, lectures, conferences, and reading groups we try to help students to consider larger systems and their operational goals, and how problems within them can be resolved. Courses of study are highly individualized, and allow students to develop their interests with the guidance of a faculty advisor. The University's Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is an additional resource for students. The Center provides many useful services that aid professional development, including mock interviews, résumé critique, and career workshops. After You Graduate Graduates of our MA program have had excellent placement rates in doctoral programs, while many PhD graduates have obtained positions at prestigious colleges and universities. Experience gained as teaching assistants and graduate assistants during their study can provide valuable training that educational institutions active seek in candidates. Other alumni have continued their education in law school and found work as attorneys or legal associates. The rest have entered the private sector in business and management capacities. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Letters of recommendation (2 for MA applicants; 3 for PhD applicants) Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile Total Enrollment: 37 International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 20% GRE Verbal: 81% GPA: 3.74 *Score(s) represent the AVERAGE for the most recently admitted class. Scoring lower will not result in automatic rejection of your application, and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance. Deadlines Fall: February 1 Spring: October 15 [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Roosevelt University
Campus 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 Part time Doctoral Programs in Philosophy in USA. 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. [-]