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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Psychology (PSY)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
CIP Code: 42.0101
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 90
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 60

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology Department (PSY)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue PCD4118G
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Michael Coovert
Phone: 813-974-0482
Email: coovert@usf.edu

Website: http://psychology.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Program Information


The graduate faculty of the Psychology Department is divided into three broad concentrations: Clinical, Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational. Each of these areas offers M.A. and Ph.D. level training in the following areas of special expertise.

Clinical
Personality and Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment and Interventions, Health Psychology, Addictive Behaviors, Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology.

Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition, Judgment and Decision Making, Development, Memory, Perception, Social. In addition, with faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Cognitive and Neural Sciences faculty offer a specialization in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences.

Industrial-Organizational
Selection, Training and Evaluation of Organization Members, Job Analysis, Motivation and Satisfaction, Occupational Health Psychology, Organizational Theory, Leadership, Organizational Change. Methodological offerings across areas cover Psychometrics, Statistics, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, and Research Design.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools; Clinical Program: American Psychological Association, Psychological Clinical Sciences Accreditation System, and member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: See Concentration
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: See Concentration
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.


Must meet University requirements (application, fee, transcripts, GRE/TOEFL scores , see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

University requirements plus:

  • a personal goals statement
  • three letters of recommendation
  • strong preference for GRE V and Q scores each at the 50th percentile or better
  • upper division undergraduate GPA 3.4 or better.
 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

After completion of all M.A. requirements in Psychology or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0, the following requirements must be met:

  • Total Minimum Hours: 12
  • Successful completion of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Qualifying Exam (CL, CNS, IO) or major area paper (CL, CNS).
  • PSY 7980 Doctoral Dissertation (12)
  • Successful Defense of the Doctoral Dissertation

Additional information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Concentrations available:

Clinical Psychology
Cognition, Neurosciences, & Social Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology


Clinical Psychology

Graduate Breadth Requirements
Students must take one course in each of the three Breadth areas: Biological Aspects of Behavior, Social Aspects of Behavior, and Cognitive/Affective Aspects of Behavior.

Biological aspects of behavior

PSB6056
CLP6937
CLP7379
EXP7099
EDF6938
EXP7099
EXP7099

Physiological Psychology
Human Neuropsychology
Health Psychology
Psychopharmacology
Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Psychophysiology
Survey of Neuroscience

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Social aspects of behavior

SOP6266
PSY6266
CLP7379
EXP7099
INP6935
EXP7099
EXP7099

Social
Psychology of Gender
Health Psychology
Stress and Coping
Organizational Psychology
Social and Personality Development
Social Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Cognitive and affective aspects of behavior

EXP6608
EXP7099
EXP7099
CLP7379
CLP7379
EXP7099
EXP7099

Cognitive
Memory
Forgetting
Emotion and its Disorders
Mood Disorders
Image and Mind
Cognitive Neuroscience of Perception

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Graduate Research Methods Requirements
All clinical students are required to take a total of four graduate research methods courses.

PSY6217
SOP7265

PSY6217/SOP6266

ANOVA/Regression plus lab
Multivariate Statistics or equivalent outside of
  department
Clinical Psychometrics or equivalent outside of
  department

4




Plus ONE additional research methods course (3 credits). Students may choose from the list of approved courses below. Students wishing to fulfill this methods requirement with any course not listed below must submit a request to the clinical faculty.

SOP6266
SOP6266
SOP6266
EXP7099
CLP6937
SOP6266
SOP6266

Factor Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling
Meta-Analysis
Developmental Research Methods
Grant Writing
Item Response Theory
Hierarchical Linear Modeling

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Clinical Core Requirements
Clinical Didactic Courses: Students need to take at least one “fundamental” course in each of the three areas (assessment, interventions, and psychopathology).

CLP6438
CLP7188
CLP6166

Clinical Assessment
Clinical Interventions
Psychopathology or Dysfunctional Behavior

varies
varies
3

Specialized Topic Course Requirements:
Students must also complete four courses in specialization topics related to psychological assessment, intervention, and psychopathology/dysfunction. The following courses would fulfill this requirement:

CLP6937
CLP6937
CLP7379
CLP7379
CLP7379
CLP7379
CLP7379
CLP7379
CLP7379
CLP7379

PSY6946
CLP7379

Neuropsychological Assessment
Prevention science
Emotion and its disorders
Mood disorders
Eating disorders
Addictions
Health Psychology
New Paradigms in Psychology
Cultural Diversity
Advanced Psychological Intervention Seminar /
  Specialized Treatments
Advanced Psychological Assessment Seminar
Clinical Science Seminar

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3
3

Research requirements:

PSY6971
PSY7980

Thesis: Master's
Dissertation: Doctoral

6
12

Internship requirements:
Each student in the Clinical Program is required to complete a one-year, full-time, APA-approved (or CPA approved) internship in a training facility approved by the Program.

Comprehensive qualifying examination or Major area paper.


Cognition, Neurosciences, & Social Psychology
Prior to the Comprehensive Exam: minimum 30 hours.

Core Requirements (16 hours)

  • At least a B- in a minimum of two of the following:
    Cognitive Psychology (3), Physiological Psychology (3), or Social Psychology (3). Students may be allowed to substitute an advanced three-hour course for one or both of these courses with the written permission of the CNS Area Director. (6 total hours)
  • Two basic methods courses with grades of at least B-: Analysis of Variance (3) and Regression (4). (8 total hours)
  • Introduction to CNS (2 semesters, 1 hour each)

Concentration Requirements (6 hours)
* A minimum of two seminars or advanced courses in cognition, neuroscience, or social psychology from CNS faculty or, with written permission of the Area Director, related disciplines with grades of at least B-.

Total Thesis Hours Required (6 hours)
Master's thesis research (Minimum 6 PSY6971 Thesis: Master's or PSY6917 Directed Research credits. It is recommended that students take thesis credits in order to retain the option of applying for a master's degree).

Doctoral Requirements (in addition to the requirements for the M.A. degree) (33 more hours)

Elective requirements (21 hours)
Completion of at least four additional seminars or advanced courses that are relevant to the student's area of research specialization. Of the six courses that are the required minimum for the doctorate (2 before admission to doctoral candidacy), at least three must be offered in the Psychology Department. Students may substitute the third core course (Cognitive, Physiological, or Social) for one of the six with the written permission of the Area Director. At least two of the courses must be outside the student's concentration and will serve as the minor. These fulfill the minor requirement and must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee.

* Completion of at least three additional advanced methods courses. These fulfill the tools of research requirement, which must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee. Methods courses are those that deal primarily with research design, data collection techniques, quantitative or qualitative analytic methods, or instrumentation.

Comprehensive/Qualifying Exam Requirements
Students must pass a comprehensive examination or major area paper.

* Admission to doctoral candidacy.

* Dissertation (minimum of 12 dissertation credits)


Industrial-Organizational Psychology

I/O Concentration Requirements (30 hours)

EXP6608
SOP6669
SOP6058
INP6935
INP6935
PSY7931
INP7097
SOP6669
PSY6217
SOP6669
PSY6971

Cognitive Psychology
Personality
Social Psychology
Personnel Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Ethics and Professional Problems
Research in I/O Psychology (2 semesters, 1 hour each)
Psychometrics
ANOVA - Multiple Regression
Organizational Research Methods
Thesis: Master's

3
3
3
3
3
3
2
3
4
3
6

In addition to the requirements for the M.A. degree:

  • 2 additional elective graduate methods courses (3 hours each)
  • 7 additional elective graduate courses (3 hours each)
  • 2 graduate course minor (3 hours each) work done outside of students concentration
  • 6-month part-time, 3-month full-time internship
  • Submission of M.A. thesis or equivalent to conference or journal
  • Comprehensive/qualifying exam

Dissertation (minimum of 12 dissertation credits)

 

THESIS REQUIREMENTS

12

PSY6971
PSY7980

Thesis: Master's
Dissertation: Doctoral

6
12

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

90

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College Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

PSY6217, EXP6608, SOP6266, PSB6056, PSB6056, CLP6937, CLP7379, EXP7099, EDF6938, EXP7099, EXP7099, SOP6266, PSY6266, CLP7379, EXP7099, INP6935, EXP7099, EXP7099, EXP6608, EXP7099, EXP7099, CLP7379, CLP7379, EXP7099, EXP7099, PSY6217, SOP7265, PSY6217, SOP6266, SOP6266, SOP6266, SOP6266,