PhD - Psychology: General Psychology

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The PhD in Psychology program with a specialization in General Psychology at Northcentral University is focused on helping you develop the knowledge and skills needed to function in potential psychology-related careers. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The PhD in Psychology program with a specialization in General Psychology at Northcentral University is designed to expand your already solid foundation in psychology. Courses will cover a variety of topics ranging from human development to theories of personality. You will also have the opportunity to select from a number of different electives to focus on areas in which you have particular talents or interests. You will be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average, pass a comprehensive examination, and write and defend an acceptable doctoral dissertation in order to graduate from this program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in enrolling in this program, you should have a strong background in psychology. You should want to hone your intrapersonal skills as well as your organizational and research skills for use in a current or future career. You must 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 General Psychology

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Courses (*Indicates an Example Specialization Course)
PSY7101 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Psychology
PSY7102 Scholarly Writing and Professional Communication in Psychology
PSY8100 Theories of Personality*
PSY7103 Research Methods
PSY8101 Multicultural Psychology*
PSY7104 Statistics I
PSY8103 Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation*
PSY7105 Tests and Measurements
PSY8104 Positive Psychology*
PSY7106 Quantitative Research Design
PSY8105 Community Psychology*
PSY7107 Statistics II
PSY8106 Human Communication: Interviewing Skills*
PSY7108 Qualitative Research Design
PSY7109 Planning Dissertation Research in Psychology
Exam 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 pursue a career path that suits your interests and talents. By using the skills emphasized in this course, you may be able to find work interacting directly with clients or working more on your own in a research environment.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Psychologist
  • School Councilor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Self-Help Writer
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker