Typical Course of Study                       

First Year   

Typical Course of Study       
          Credit Hours
Psyc 6005 Principles of Psychological Science  
3
Psyc 6001 Statistics & Design I 3  
Psyc 6002 Statistics & Design II
3
Psyc 6101 Ethical Standards for Psychologists 
1.5  
2 Seminars1 
6
Psyc 6541 Master’s Research Apprenticeship2 
6

Second Year

Typical Course of Study        Credit Hours
Psyc 6003 Multivariate Statistics
3
Psyc 6542 Ph.D. Research Apprenticeship2   
6
Psyc 6823 Comprehensive Project3
3
 2 Seminars1 6

Third Year

Typical Course of Study Credit Hours
Psyc 6353 Teaching Apprenticeship I4  

Psyc 6354 Teaching Apprenticeship II   
3
Psyc 6814 Dissertation Proposal
3
Psyc 6833 Oral Presentation of the Dissertation Proposal

Fourth Year

Typical Course of Study Credit Hours
Psyc 6998 Doctoral Thesis Research 
0
       

Total Number of Program Credits:  52.5


1At least 2 seminars should be relevant to the student's area of research and 2 seminars should be outside of the student's major area. One seminar outside of the student’s research area can be replaced by a research project in a minor area with a member of the GAU other than his or her supervisor. Seminars outside the student’s major area are expected to be relevant to the general objectives of the program.

2 The Master’s Research Apprenticeship will receive a letter grade and the Ph.D. Research Apprenticeship will be graded on a credit/no credit basis.

3 The Comprehensive Project will normally be in a "minor" area that is distinct from the doctoral thesis research topic. Students are given a choice of format for the project: publishable review paper; grant proposal; or a research project in a minor area with a member of the GAU other than the supervisor. Students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to submit their comprehensive project to an appropriate journal/grant agency.

4 Ideally, both parts of the Teaching Apprenticeship are completed in the same year.