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Psychology and Law

Path to degree: Psychology & Law


First year in program:

  • Experimental Psychology & Law
  • Statistics I & II
  • Research Methods & Design I & II
  • Elective course (in Psychology &/or Law, typically, or Advanced Statistics/Methods)

Second year in program:

  • Advanced Statistics Elective
  • Ethics
  • 2 Core courses (in Cognitive, Social, Developmental, Physiological, Psychometrics & Advanced Cog/Soc/Dev/Physio)
  • 2 Elective courses (in Psychology &/or Law, typically, or Advanced Statistics/Methods)
  • Research Practicum I & II
First Doctoral Exam – research project/MA thesis completed approximately here
Credits completed: 45 and advance to Level II


Third year in program:

  • Core course (in Cognitive, Social, Developmental, Physiological, Psychometrics & Advanced Cog/Soc/Dev/Physio)   
  • 5 Elective courses (in Psychology &/or Law, typically, or Advanced Statistics/Methods)
Credits completed:  60


Fourth year in program:

  • Comprehensive examination/checklist (submit first-authored article to a peer-reviewed journal and submit required revisions, and attend conferences at two different organizations and present at one of them) and second doctoral exam (psychological bulletin-style article or NSF/NIH-style grant proposal) completed early year 4
Advance to level III/PhD Candidacy upon passing second doctoral exam and all previous requirements


Fifth year in program:

  • Dissertation research and third doctoral examination
 

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