Grand Canyon University

Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Cognition and Instruction program have an opportunity to study cognitive science, cognition and instruction, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Cognition and Instruction program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Cognition and Instruction

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Grand Canyon University's Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Cognition and Instruction program should express an interest in psychology research. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Cognition and Instruction program have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses that focus on understanding human actions and behaviors. The degree program is comprised of 20 courses, which include classes taken for the completion of a dissertation. Prior to beginning the dissertation portion of the degree program, students have an opportunity to study research methodology and design. Some of the topics covered in the curriculum include biological psychology, advanced life span development, social cognition, personality psychology, and qualitative research methods.

Learning Format:

Campus and Online

Total Credits Required:

60 credits

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

Required Courses for a Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Cognition and Instruction:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Required Courses

  • PSY 801: Doctoral Studies in Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 805: Advanced Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 810: History and Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 820: Cognitive Science (3 credits)
  • PSY 812: Tests and Measurements (3 credits)
  • PSY 845: Doctoral Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 860: Human Learning and Cognition (3 credits)
  • PSY 815: Doctoral Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 863: Cognition and Instruction (3 credits)
  • PSY 870: Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 866: Social Cognition (3 credits)
  • PSY 840: Personality Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 828: Advanced Life Span Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 850: Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PSY 843: Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • PSY 847: Biological Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 825: Advanced Research Design (3 credits)
  • PSY 955: Dissertation I (3 credits)
  • PSY 960: Dissertation II (3 credits)
  • PSY 965: Dissertation III (3 credits)

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Ph.D. in General Psychology with a concentration in Cognition and Instruction program have an opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs in the field. Some potential employers may include research centers, universities and colleges, and medical centers. To pursue a career in practicing psychology a license is required. Completion of the degree does not include licensure. Graduates interested in this option must contact the state in which they desire to work for specifics on the process of becoming licensed.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Psychology professor
  • Research associate
  • Research director

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