2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
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2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Research in Psychology - PhD in Psychology


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The Research and Evaluation focus prepares students to integrate psychological theory and practice, using scientific methods and evidence-based practice to apply their knowledge and skills about research and evaluation in a variety of settings.

Learning Outcomes


Students in the Research specialization will:

  1. Acquire a broad knowledge base in psychology and its history, ethics, research methods, and applications.
  2. Develop the research skills necessary to make culturally and contextually relevant scholarly contributions to the field of psychology.
  3. Analyze and evaluate the theories and applications underlying multiple data collection techniques used in psychology.
  4. Use psychological theory and research to inform practice in a variety of public, private, governmental, and nongovernmental settings.
  5. Use research and evaluation strategies to study the efficacy, integrity, acceptability, transferability, and contextual and cultural relevance of programs and interventions.

Students in this specialization also will:

  1. Conceptualize, design, analyze, and evaluate a wide variety of research approaches and methodologies.
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and strategies.
  3. Collaborate with professionals in the development and application of research.
  4. Use research and evaluation strategies to examine social change from the psychological perspective of individuals, groups, organizations, and local and global communities.
  5. Serve as consultants in research, data analysis, and evaluation in a range of settings (e.g., higher education, government, public sector). 

Fast-Track Option Course Sequence for BS Entry


Note: PhD in Psychology specialization Fast-Track Option courses are identified with an APSY course prefix for enrollment purposes. APSY course descriptions align with corresponding PSYC courses, as listed below.

Quarter Course Credits
1    3
1    5
1    5
2  1 5
2    5
2    5
2  2 1
3    5
3    5
3  3 5
3  4 2
4    5
4    5
4    5
4  5 2
5    5
5  6 5
5  7 2
6    5
6   
OR
  
5
6    5
7  8 5
7–9+    5 cr. per term for a minimum of three terms; taken continuously until completion

1PSYC 8215 aligns with APSY 8216.
2PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
3PSYC 8202 aligns with APSY 8200.
4PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.
5PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.
6PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
7PSYC 8702 aligns with APSY 8700B.
8PSYC 8306 aligns with APSY 8307.

Fast-Track Option Course Sequence for MS Entry


Note: PhD in Psychology specialization Fast-Track Option courses are identified with an APSY course prefix for enrollment purposes. APSY course descriptions align with corresponding PSYC courses, as listed below.

Quarter Course Credits
1    3
1    5
1    5
2  1 5
2    5
2    5
2  2 1
3    5
3    5
3  3 5
3  4 1
4    5
4  5 2
4   
OR
  
5
4  6 1
5  7 5
5    5
5  8 2
6–8+    5 cr. per term for a minimum of three terms; taken continuously until completion

1PSYC 8202 aligns with APSY 8200.
2PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
3PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
4PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
5PSYC 8702 aligns with APSY 8700.
6PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
7PSYC 8306 aligns with APSY 8307.
8PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.