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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Psychology (PSY)
with a Concentration in Cognition, Neuroscience & Social Psychology (PCN)

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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): 80
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 50

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Sandra Schneider
Phone: 813-974-0928
Email: sandra@usf.edu

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


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

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

Clinical
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 CNS faculty offers 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

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: December 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

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

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • a personal goals statement
  • three letters of recommendation
  • strong preference for GRE V and Q scores each at the 50th percentile or better
  • an upper division undergraduate GPA 3.40 or better.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Post-Bachelor's - Total Minimum Hours: 80 hours

Students must successfully complete all requirements noted in the Catalog section for the M.A. in Psychology, or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 3.00. In addition, students must successfully complete the following post-Masters requirements. The 30 hours from the Masters degree is then added to the post-Masters minimum of 50 hours for the 80 hour total.

Post-Master's Total Minimum Hours: 50 hours
Individual concentrations may require more hours for accreditation. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for all courses within the Ph.D. Degree

Core Completed as part of the Masters requirements
Doctoral Concentration 30 hours minimum
Additional Courses 8 hours
Dissertation 12 hours minimum

Concentration Requirements:
Students apply to and enroll in one of the following concentrations:

Clinical Psychology 18 hours
SOP 60583Personality and Social Psychology (Social Psychology)
EXP 6608 3Cognitive Psychology
One of the following:
EXP 7099 3Graduate Seminar in Experimental Psychology (The Nature of Emotion)
CLP 7379 3Graduate Seminar in Clinical-Community Psychology (Emotion and its Disorders)
One of the following:
PSB 6056 3Physiological Psychology
CLP 6937 3 Topics in Clinical Psychology (Human Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience)
PSY 6946 6Practicum and Internship in Clinical Psychology

Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology - 6 hours
A minimum of two of the following, or alternative graduate advanced courses or seminars, (in addition to the Masters requirements), selected in consultation with major professor:
EXP 6608 3Cognitive Psychology
PSB 6056 3Physiological Psychology
SOP 60583Personality and Social Psychology (Social Psychology)
PPE 6058 3Personality
EXP 7099 3Graduate Seminar in Experimental Psychology (The Nature of Emotion)
EXP 7099 3Graduate Seminar in Experimental Psychology (Judgment & Decision Making)
EXP 7099 3Graduate Seminar in Experimental Psychology (The Self)

Industrial-Organizational Psychology 21 hours
A minimum of seven of the following, or alternative graduate courses, selected in consultation with major professor:
INP 79373Psychology and Technology
INP 79373Work and Family
INP 79373Performance Measurement/Criterion Development
INP 79373Occupational Health Psychology
INP 79373Job Attitudes
INP 79373Assessment Centers
INP 79373Teams

Tools of Research:
Students complete tools of research in the area of the concentration:
Clinical 6 hours
One of the following:
EDF 7484 3Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
GEY 6403 3Multivariate Statistical Analyses for Aging Research
One of the following:
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Psychometrics)
EDF 7437 3Advanced Educational Measurement I

Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology 9 hours
A minimum of three of the following, or alternative graduate methods courses, selected in consultation with major professor:
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Psychometrics)
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Meta-Analysis)
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Bayesian Statistics I)
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Bayesian Statistics II)
EDF 7437 3Advanced Educational Measurement I
EDF 7484 3Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
GEY 6403 3Multivariate Statistical Analyses for Aging Research

Industrial-Organizational Psychology 6 hours
A minimum of two of the following, or alternative graduate methods courses, (in addition to the graduate methods courses from the Masters requirements), selected in consultation with major professor:
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Meta-Analysis)
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Bayesian Statistics I)
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Bayesian Statistics II)
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Experimental Design & ANOVAI)
EDF 7437 3Advanced Educational Measurement I
EDF 7484 3Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
GEY 6403 3Multivariate Statistical Analyses for Aging Research

Electives: 3 to 12 hours

Clinical Elective Courses 12 hours
Choice of at least three other graduate courses, chosen in consultation with major professor

Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology Research/Elective Courses 9 hours
A minimum of nine hours from the following, or acceptable alternatives, selected in consultation with major professor:
PSY 69070-9Independent Study
PSY 79080-9Directed Readings in Psychology
PSY 79180-9Directed Research

Industrial-Organizational Psychology 3 hours
Research/Elective Courses - A minimum of three hours from the following, or acceptable alternatives, selected in consultation with major professor:
PSY 69070-3Independent Study
PSY 79080-3Directed Readings in Psychology
PSY 79180-3Directed Research

Internship and Specialization Requirements:

External Internship
Students in the Clinical Psychology Concentration are required to complete a one-year, full-time, APA-approved (or CPA approved) internship in a training facility approved by the Department.

Specialization - 6 hours

Students in the Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology Concentration are required to complete a specialization.

A minimum of two three-credit graduate courses (often from outside of the concentration or department), selected in consultation with major professor.

Qualifying Examination:
Successful completion of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Qualifying Exam (CL, CNS, IO) or major area paper (CL, CNS) for Admission to Candidacy

Dissertation: 12 hours minimum
Dissertation (PSY 7980) 12 hours minimum

Additional information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook: http://psychology.usf.edu/policies/students.aspx


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate 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, PSY7980,