Cognitive, Developmental, Social, or General Experimental Psychology Concentration
Entry into the PhD program requires an MA in Psychology from UNC Greensboro, or from another institution. For students continuing from the MA program at UNCG, only courses with grades of B or better may count toward the PhD degree; grades below B in courses that were counted toward the MA degree must be replaced by either re-taking the same course or by earning a grade of B or better in another course that the Psychology Director of Graduate Study or Psychology Department Head formally determines to be an equivalent course (upon consultation with the instructor(s) of the course in the Psychology Department). A minimum of 71 semester hours is required for the PhD degree.
Students who receive an MA from another institution will submit syllabi, thesis document, and other materials for review to determine the portability of their MA degree. Typically, students earn credit for the MA degree and must complete remaining PhD requirements and a minimum of 35 hours at UNC Greensboro.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a Psychology Department Application Form, which is available at http://www.uncg.edu/psy/grad/applying.html.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 71 credit hours
Core Courses and Electives (47 hours minimum, including hours acquired in MA)
In addition to core courses and electives taken to satisfy the MA requirements, students complete 18-30 semester hours in their area of concentration (cognitive, developmental, social or general experimental) and 18-30 hours outside their area of concentration. Of these hours, only 6 hours of independent study courses (PSY 601 Graduate Problems in Psychology ) can be counted; at least an additional 3 hours of research tools courses beyond the MA statistics requirements must be taken; and at least four psychology seminars (PSY 735 Contemporary Problems) must be taken.
Research (24 hours minimum, including hours acquired in MA)
In addition to the thesis completed to satisfy the MA requirements, all students complete the following:
|PSY 751||Independent Doctoral Research||1-6|
|PSY 799||Doctoral Dissertation Research||1-24|
|PSY 624||Research Methods in Psychology||3|
This examination is scheduled in consultation with the doctoral advisory committee.