PhD - Psychology: Gender Studies

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The PhD in Psychology program with a specialization in Gender Diversity Studies at Northcentral University is focused on helping you build upon your strong background in psychology by learning new information and techniques that could be applicable to potential careers. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The a PhD in Psychology program with a specialization in Gender Diversity Studies at Northcentral University is designed to help you develop the advanced knowledge and skills required in gender-related positions in the psychology field. Courses range from basic topics like human development to more specialized subjects such as psychology of gender. You will be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average, pass a comprehensive exam and write and defend an acceptable doctoral dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying for this program, you should already have a strong psychology foundation that you wish to improve upon by moving towards a gender specialization. You are required to have a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program you will be required to complete 60 credit hours.

Courses for a PhD in Psychology with a Specialization in Gender Studies

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Courses
PSY7101 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Psychology
PSY7102 Scholarly Writing and Professional Communication in Psychology
PSY8200 Sexual Issues
PSY7103 Research Methods
PSY8201 Dynamics of Family Interaction
PSY7104 Statistics I
PSY8202 Psychology of Women
PSY7105 Tests and Measurements
PSY8203 Psychology of Gender
PSY7106 Quantitative Research Design
PSY8204 Psychological Aspects of Gender Variance
PSY7107 Statistics II
PSY8204 Psychology and the Gay. Lesbian and Bisexual Population
PSY7108 Qualitative Research Design
PSY7109 Planning Dissertation Research in Psychology
Examination Course
CMP9500P Comprehensive Exam
Dissertation Courses
DIS9501P Dissertation Research
DIS9502P Dissertation Research
DIS9503P Dissertation Research
DIS9504P Dissertation Research

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program, you may be able to seek out and enter into a career path of your choosing. By utilizing the skills focused on in this program, you could be able to apply for jobs working with individuals, in a more research-oriented environment, as well as in many other situations.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Psychologist
  • Gender Reassignment Specialist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Researcher
  • School Counselor
  • Self-Help Writer