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 NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
PSY 7101 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Psychology
PSY 7102 Scholarly Writing and Professional Communication in Psychology
PSY 7103Research Methods
PSY 7104Statistics I
PSY 7105Tests and Measurements
PSY 7106Quantitative Research Design
PSY 7107Statistics II
PSY 7108Qualitative Research Design
PSY 7109Planning Dissertation Research in Psychology
CMP 9701P Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Specialization Courses
PSY 8200 Sexual Issues
PSY 8201Dynamics of Family Interaction
PSY 8206Sex, Sexuality, and Power Dynamics
PSY 8203Psychology of Gender
PSY 8204Psychological Aspects of Gender Variance
PSY 8205Psychology and the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Population
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

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