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    Dec 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Psychology, Ph.D.


Priority Admission Application Deadlines:  http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Concentrations:

Clinical Psychology
Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Contact Information

College: Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The Psychology Department graduate major is divided into three broad concentrations: Clinical, Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational. Each of these areas offers Ph.D. level training in the following areas of special expertise:

Clinical
Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment and Interventions, Health Psychology, Addictive Behaviors, Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology.

Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition, Judgment and Decision Making, Development, Memory, Perception, Social. In addition, with faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the CNS faculty offers a specialization in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences.

Industrial-Organizational
Selection, Training and Evaluation of Organization Members, Job Analysis, Motivation and Satisfaction, Occupational Health Psychology, Leadership, Career Development, Work-Family.

Methodological offerings across areas include Research Design and Statistics, Regression, Analysis of Variance, Psychometrics, Factor Analysis, Meta-analysis, Structural Equation Modeling.

Accreditation:
Clinical Program is accredited by American Psychological Association, Psychological Clinical Sciences Accreditation System, and member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.  See Department website for full instructions at http://psychology.usf.edu/grad/admission/adminreq/

Curriculum Requirements


Post-Bachelor’s - Total Minimum Hours: 80 hours

Students must successfully complete all requirements noted in the Catalog section for the M.A. in Psychology, or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 3.00. In addition, students must successfully complete the following post-Masters requirements. The 30 hours from the Master’s degree is then added to the post-Masters minimum of 50 hours for the 80 hour total.

Post-Master’s – Total Minimum Hours: 50 hours

Individual concentrations may require more hours for accreditation. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for all courses within the Ph.D. Degree

  • Core – Completed as part of the Masters requirements
  • Doctoral Concentration – 30 Credit hours minimum
  • Additional Courses – 8 Credit hours
  • Dissertation – 12 Credit hours minimum

Concentration Requirements


Students apply to and enroll in one of the following concentrations:

Clinical Psychology (18 Credit Hours)


Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology (6 Credit Hours)


A minimum of two of the following, or alternative graduate advanced courses or seminars, (in addition to the Masters requirements), selected in consultation with major professor:

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Concentration (21 Credit Hours)


A minimum of seven of the following, or alternative graduate courses, selected in consultation with major professor:

  • Credit Hours: 1-3 Psychology and Technology (3 Credit Hours)
  • Work and Family (3 Credit Hours)

  • Performance Measurement/Criterion Development (3 Credit Hours)

  • Occupational Health Psychology (3 Credit Hours)

  • Job Attitudes (3 Credit Hours)

  • Assessment Centers (3 Credit Hours)

  • Teams (3 Credit Hours)

Tools of Research:


Students complete tools of research in the area of the concentration:

Clinical (6 Credit Hours)

One of the following:

One of the following:

Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology Research/Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

A minimum of three of the following, or alternative graduate methods courses, selected in consultation with major professor:

Industrial-Organizational Psychology (6 Credit Hours)

A minimum of two of the following, or alternative graduate methods courses, (in addition to the graduate methods courses from the Masters requirements), selected in consultation with major professor:

Electives: (3 to 12 Credit Hours)


Clinical Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)

  • Choice of at least three other graduate courses, chosen in consultation with major professor Credit(s): 12
Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology (9 Credit Hours)

A minimum of nine hours from the following, or acceptable alternatives, selected in consultation with major professor:

Industrial-Organizational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)

Research/Elective Courses - A minimum of three hours from the following, or acceptable alternatives, selected in consultation with major professor:

Internship and Specialization Requirements:


External Internship


Students in the Clinical Psychology Concentration are required to complete a one-year, full-time, APA-approved (or CPA approved) internship in a training facility approved by the Department.

Specialization (6 Credit Hours)


Students in the Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology Concentration are required to complete a specialization. A minimum of two three-credit graduate courses (often from outside of the concentration or department), selected in consultation with major professor.

Qualifying Examination:


Successful completion of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Qualifying Exam (CL, CNS, IO) or major area paper (CL, CNS) for Admission to Candidacy

Dissertation: (12 Credit Hours Minimum)


Department Handbook


Additional information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook: https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/psychology/graduate/graduatehandbook.aspx