Ph.D. Requirements

Curriculum for the Ph.D. in Applied Psychology (108 credits total)

Focus of Training

Course Number and Title

Applied Psychology Core

PSY 514/614. Applied Social/Community Psychology
PSY 515/615. Applied Developmental Psychology
PSY 516/616. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 518/618. Ethics and Professional Issues in Applied Research and Practice

Methodology Core


PSY 521/621. Univariate Quantitative Methods
PSY 522/622. Multiple Regression and Multivariate Quantitative Methods
PSY 524/624. Research Design in Applied Psychology
PSY 500/600. Research Methods Elective

Additional Electives
(including research credits)


31 credits minimum.

Community-Based Experience (optional)


PSY 604. Internship (1-8 credits)



PSY 503. Thesis (8 Credits)


Comprehensive Examination

The program requires comprehensive exams in the major area, research methods, and other specialty/minor areas.



PSY 603. Dissertation (27 credits)