We offer seven majors, and view these as interconnected areas rather than silos. While choosing an area allows you to focus, your work takes place within a rich research environment where students are encouraged to draw on our strong interdisciplinary tradition. In both research and coursework, we encourage you to look beyond conventional boundaries and integrate across these areas.
Ph.D. Degree Majors
Completing our Ph.D. in Psychology
Our Ph.D. in Psychology requires a minimum of 90 graduate-level credit hours. You must pass both an oral and a written qualifying examination. The degree also requires you to write and defend a dissertation, submitting a copy of the dissertation to the university.
Our Ph.D. students must be involved in productive research. You will be evaluated on two research projects and on your research potential, as well as on regular coursework. You are expected to develop research skills appropriate to your program, through a combination of course work, individual study, and experience.
Completion of our program typically takes five to seven years.