Each student’s specific program of study will be determined in consultation with the academic advisory committee and the faculty of the Human Factor Program.
Each doctoral student is required to take a comprehensive written examination preliminary to admission to final candidacy for the doctoral degree. This examination covers theory, method and research findings in psychology as well as the field of specialization.
Completion and oral defense of an original dissertation represent the capstone requirements for the degree. Successful completion of the final oral examination is required of all students recommended for the Ph.D. degree in Psychology.
For specific requirements regarding the doctoral programs’ written and oral exams, please contact the Psychology Department.
Ph.D. Requirements for Specialization in Human Factors Psychology (84 credit hours)
PSYC 798 - Master’s Thesis Research 1 to 6 cr hrs (6 credit hours required) *Transfer students with an approved completed master’s thesis but less than 6 cr of thesis work may count additional electives towards 84 total hours.