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Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Department of Psychology offers both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Psychology. Areas of specialization in graduate training include cognitive psychology, social psychology, industrial-organizational, and quantitative psychology. 
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The programs of graduate training in the department are designed to produce experimental psychologists who are capable of assuming positions in academia, as well as industry and government. In a rigorous but cooperative and congenial atmosphere, high-quality research psychologists are trained to contribute to the body of knowledge of scientific psychology, as well as to disseminate and apply psychological knowledge.

In general, the Department of Psychology seeks graduate student applicants who aspire to doctoral-level training. Many of these applicants apply directly after completing their undergraduate degrees from universities across the nation. 

These graduate students are awarded master's degrees after making appropriate progress in our graduate academic training program (i.e., after successful completion of required coursework and their master's thesis) on their way to completing their doctoral degree. 

Some students who have completed master's degree programs elsewhere also are admitted. In such cases, the student's transcripts are reviewed, and transfer credit is authorized for courses deemed comparable to ours in content and quality. The amount of coursework that is transferable is evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Quantitative Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Transcripts 
  • Financial Support Documentation 
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Admission Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28263 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28263 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    18378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18378 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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