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Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #6 (WUR) Princeton, NJ, United States
Graduate work within the Department of Psychology emphasizes preparation for research and teaching in psychology, with specialization in the following broad areas: systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, perception and cognition, personality and social psychology, and physiological psychology. 
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Overview

  •  First-year students work closely with a faculty adviser to plan and conduct research. Second-year students take advanced seminars and conduct research to prepare a written report of a research project. Students may also take relevant courses in other departments. Additional quantitative training should be planned in consultation with the student’s adviser. The third year is devoted to conducting research and to continuing study in the student’s area of specialization by means of courses, independent reading and advanced seminars.
  • During the fourth and fifth years, the student is expected to dedicate his or her time to mastering methods and techniques in the relevant area of study, complete thesis-related research, and write the thesis. In addition, the student is expected to write up and submit for publication the thesis-related work, as well as other research that has been conducted thus far.
  • The final public oral examination for the doctoral degree is based on the problem, methods and results of the dissertation and the relation of its findings to major trends and current problems in psychological research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses listed below are graduate-level courses that have been approved by the program’s faculty as well as the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School as permanent course offerings. Permanent courses may be offered by the department or program on an ongoing basis, depending on curricular needs, scheduling requirements, and student interest.

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Basic Problems in Psychology: Cognitive Psychology
  • Quantitative Analysis in Psychological Research
  • Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology
  • Design and Interpretation of Social Psychological Research
  • Current Issues in Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Negotiation, Persuasion and Social Influence: Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Application Requirements: 

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts
  • Fall Semester Grades
  • Prerequisite Tests
  • English Language Tests
  • GRE : General test
Additional Departmental Requirements: 
  • Applicants are required to select a subplan when applying.
  • Application Fee: $90

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49450 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    49450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49450 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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For Ph.D. candidates, tuition and fees are provided in the form of tuition support from fellowships, assistantships, or external sources.

Living costs for Princeton

  • 2022 - 4980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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