Conduct in-depth research into human behavior and contribute to the field of psychology
as a scholar, researcher or educator.
The study of human behavior offers an endless array of insights. A Ph.D. in Psychology
from UND prepares you to advance scientific knowledge in this exciting field by designing,
conducting and disseminating research.
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Why study general/experimental psychology at UND?
Whether you're interested in the psychological effects of aging, neuropsychology,
or social interactions and relationships, the Ph.D. program at UND gives you the skills
and knowledge you need to make a real contribution.
Designed for students with a particular interest in research, the Ph.D. program emphasizes
both breadth and depth of experience. In addition to your general coursework, you
can choose from the following areas of specialty:
Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Health and Aging
Psychology and the Law
Whichever track you choose, you'll explore a broad spectrum of issues in the field,
develop experimental and quantitative skills, and prepare to design, conduct, analyze,
and disseminate research that advances the scientific study of psychology.
General/Experimental Psychology at UND
Work closely with experienced faculty who are experts in everything from cognitive aging to social relationship to assessment
of learning problems.
Earn a stipend for work as a graduate teaching assistant.
Rate of employment for those who complete a Ph.D. in Psychology
American Psychological Association
A Ph.D. in General/Experimental Psychology from UND prepares you for a rewarding career as a scholar, researcher, or teacher. Graduates of the
program have achieved success in positions such as:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
And many UND graduates of the program now work at many reputable institutions and
University of Denver
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Indiana University East
U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
Experimental Psychology Ph.D. Courses You Could Take
PSYC 521. Diversity Psychology. 3 Credits.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced consideration of the major issues in the study of diversity as it applies to the field of psychology. Prerequisite: Graduate status in Psychology or permission of instructor.
PSYC 542. Multivariate Statistics for Psychology. 3 Credits.
The appropriate use and interpretation of multivariate data analytic techniques in psychology. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and PSYC 541.
PSYC 543. Experimental Design. 3 Credits.
Application of statistics and probability theory to the design and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: PSYC 541 or consent of instructor.
In-depth analysis and integration of theories and theorists relevant for current issues in lifespan developmental psychology. Prerequisite: Graduate status in Psychology or permission of instructor.
PSYC 560. Advanced Social Psychology. 3 Credits.
In-depth examination of the theoretical and empirical literature in social psychology focusing on attitudes, stereotyping and prejudice, interpersonal relationships, social cognition, personality and the self, and group behavior. Also includes additional course readings and written work beyond the requirements for Psychology 460. Prerequisite: Graduate status in Psychology or permission of instructor. S.
PSYC 539. Cognitive Psychology. 3 Credits.
An in-depth analysis and discussion (including laboratory work) of topics covering issues related to memory, attention, problem solving, comprehension, and thinking. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or permission of instructor.
Knowledge To Lead
Through research and hands-on experience, UND students are learning to make an impact
and change the world.
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