Psychological Science, Ph.D. | Kent State University | Kent, United States
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
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The Ph.D. degree in Psychological Science from Kent State University offers doctoral education and training in psychological science, with specializations in behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and health psychology. 

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The curriculum and other aspects of training offered by the Department of Psychological Science s prepare students for careers in research and teaching. The program is strongly research-oriented.

The Psychological Science major includes the following optional concentration:

  • The Quantitative Methods of Psychology optional concentration trains individuals in some of the more recent developments of statistical science and, particularly, the application of these developments to real-world psychological data. One unique feature of the concentration is the focus on the application of quantitative methods in psychological research; although department faculty members have expertise in an area of statistics, they also conduct research in a substantive area of psychology. The concentration is intended for those students who intend to pursue academic careers, wherein the use of advanced quantitative methods in one’s own program of research is highly valued, and who also intend to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in statistical methods.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Psychological Science from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the current theories and significant empirical findings in a major area of psychological science. Mastery includes acquiring both an understanding of these materials as well as the ability to think critically about them.
  • Teach courses in psychological science.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate students in both research settings and in the classroom.
  • Design, execute, analyze and report empirical studies that make a significant contribution in a major area of psychological science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Statistical Analysis
  • College Teaching of Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychological Science
  • Psychometric Theory and Measurement
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling

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For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum junior-senior 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale 
  • 18 credit hours in psychology, including a course in statistics
  • Broad background in psychology
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency 

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Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
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