Learning Outcomes: Psychology, PhD

Learning Outcomes for the Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology


Students will:

  1. Have the requisite knowledge to conduct independent research in academic and/or applied settings, including:
    1. Knowledge of research methodology appropriate to a specific area of study
    2. Knowledge of data analytic techniques
    3. Knowledge of a specific area of study within the field of psychology
  2. Have effective written communication skills to disseminate research and scholarship and/or pursue funding opportunities.
  3. Have effective oral communication skills to disseminate research and scholarship (e.g., as instructors, as conference presenters)
  4. Have the knowledge to adhere to professional standards and expectations. Specifically, this learning outcome will attend to the degree to which students:
    1. Develop the knowledge and skills to engage diversity and inclusion in psychological science (as researchers, teachers, practitioners when applicable, and mentors)
    2. Develop the knowledge and skills to engage in ethical research and practice (when applicable)
    3. Develop the knowledge and skills to remain abreast of “cutting edge” issues in their respective program areas (e.g., replicability)