Psychology

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Psychology
Admits Fall term. Deadline for applications is December 1. GRE general required, GRE subject test optional. Applicants whose native language is not English should also submit TOEFL score (or score from other English proficiency test such as ECPE, IELTS, or MELAB). Three letters of recommendation required. View the department website for additional information and requirements. Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00409; Academic Program: Psychology; Ph.D.

Faculty

See program website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/people/faculty

Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to the specific requirements listed below, see the Doctoral Degrees section of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.


Doctor of Philosophy

Admission: A Rackham Application for Graduate Studies is required. Applicants must also take the Graduate Record Examination offered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. Reports should be sent to the University of Michigan using Institution Code 1839. Three letters of recommendation are required. See departmental website for additional admission requirements.

The Deadline for Admission is December 1.

Specific Course Requirements: In addition to the Graduate School requirement of four credits of cognate coursework, the Department requires students to pass: at a B- level a one semester departmental proseminar, a breadth requirement core course as well as two or more core courses within the student's area of specialization, two-semester sequence of statistics, which must be completed by the end of the second year. Some areas within the Department of Psychology require additional coursework.

Areas of Specialization: The Psychology Department offers a Ph.D. program in six areas of psychology. These areas are: Biopsychology, Clinical, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Personality & Social Contexts, and Social.

Research Requirement: Students are expected to be actively involved in research throughout their doctoral programs. However, the two required products are the pre-candidacy 619 Research Project and the dissertation, which is a report of independent research carried out at a considerably higher level of sophistication. The 619 Research requirement is typically begun in a student's first semester and must be completed before the student advances to candidacy.

Qualifying Examination: None.

Foreign Language Requirement: None.

Work Experience Requirement: None. Lab experience is highly recommended.

Preliminary Examination: The Candidacy Evaluation in the Department of Psychology assesses the degree to which students have integrated the research experience with their theoretical and substantive knowledge in their own broadly defined area of concentration as stated in each student's planned Program of Advanced Study. The evaluative process also requires reconciliation of the student's specialized interest with other relevant areas of psychological knowledge impinging on the area of concentration. The Candidacy Evaluation is scheduled after the student's Advisory Committee is satisfied that the student has reached the level of preparation over-all that qualifies her or him to devote full time to research and independent study.

Dissertation Prospectus: A prospectus of the dissertation should be submitted to the dissertation committee upon application for candidacy status.

Candidate Status: To qualify for the status of Candidate the student must meet area requirements as well as those stipulated by the department and the Rackham Graduate School. See the Doctoral Degrees section of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies for general regulations.

For information on the dissertation committee, final oral examination, and publication of dissertation, see the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.

Contact

Psychology Student Academic Affairs Office
University of Michigan
1223 East Hall
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043
Phone: (734) 764-2580
Fax: (734) 615-7584
E-mail: psych.saa@umich.edu
Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/graduate

Courses

The following courses constitute the range of approved offerings at the time of the assembly of the publication. For more detailed and current information write directly to the department.

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  Psychology (Subject Code: PSYCH)


Psychology (Subject Code: PSYCH)
413.  History Modern Psych.  Required pre-requisite: Psychology or BBCS or BCN or Neuroscience Concentrators  (3 credits)

418/RELIGION 448.  Psy&Spir Dev.  Advisory pre-requisite: One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115, and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

430/WOMENSTD 452.  Sexuality & Science.  Required pre-requisite: Any WOMENSTD Course or PSYCH 111  (3 credits)

431.  Neur Attn&Attn Disor.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 230  (3 credits)

432.  Repro Behav Mammals.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 230 or 335 or 338  (3 credits)

433.  Biopsy Motivation.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 230 or 240 or 345  (3 credits)

434.  Biopsyc Learn&Memory.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 230 or 240  (3 credits)

435.  Biopsyc Rhythm&Behvr.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 230 or 240 or 335 or 345  (3 credits)

438.  Hormones&Behavior.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 230 or 240  (3 credits)

439/ANTHRBIO 468/WOMENSTD 468.  Beh Bio Womn.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 161, 361, 368, or PSYCH 335 or 338; and permission of instructor.  (4 credits)

442.  Perc, Sci&Reality.  Advisory pre-requisite: One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.  (3 credits)

445/LING 447.  Psych of Language.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 240  (3 credits)

446.  Human Factors.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 240  (3 credits)

448.  Math Psych.  Required pre-requisite: Sophomore standing or above and [(2 Math courses except Math 105 or 110 or 127 or 128) or (2 STATS courses 200 level or above)]  (3 credits)

449.  Decision Processes.  Advisory pre-requisite: One of STATS 250, or STATS 425 or MATH 425  (3 credits)

456.  Human Infancy.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 250.  (3 credits)

458.  Psych of Adolescence.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 250  (2 to 3 credits)

464.  Grp Behav-Organizat.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 260.  (3 credits)

465.  Organizational Syst.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 260.  (3 credits)

470.  Study of Lives.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 270 or 290  (3 credits)

472.  Dvlp&Struct of Self.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 270  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 270 and junior standing.  (3 credits)

473.  Dev Dist Childhood.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 270  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 250  (3 credits)

474.  Intro Behav Therapy.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 270  (3 credits)

475.  Persp Adv Psychopath.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 250 or 270 or 290 or 458 (2 courses)  (3 credits)

479.  Intv Child Disorder.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 473  (3 credits)

491.  Human Motiv&Behav.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 290.  (3 credits)

492.  Personality Theory.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115  (3 credits)

494/WOMENSTD 494.  Adolescent Sexuality.  (3 credits)

498/WOMENSTD 498.  Gender&Individual.  Required pre-requisite: (PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115) or One WOMENSTD Course  (3 credits)

506.  Prof Issues Psych.  (1 to 2 credits)

509.  Interm Stats Psych.  Required pre-requisite: STATS 250 and (PSYCH 303, 331, 332, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391, 424, or 426)  Advisory pre-requisite: STATS 250  (4 credits)

513/SOC 561.  Surv Res Des.  Advisory pre-requisite: SOC,One elementary statistics course.  (2 to 3 credits)

514/SOC 562.  Sur Res Data.  Advisory pre-requisite: One elementary statistics course.  (2 to 3 credits)

515/EPID 509.  Evol, Beh&Pub Hlth.  (3 credits)

519.  Supervised Research.  (3 credits)

530.  Adv Evol Comparative.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 335, 338/438  (3 credits)

531.  Topics Biopsych.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 230.  (3 credits)

532/PHYSIOL 541/ANATOMY 541.  Mammal Reprod.  Advisory pre-requisite: MCDB 310 or 311, or BIOLCHEM 415.  (4 credits)

533/NEUROSCI 520.  Sleep Neurobiology.  Required pre-requisite: Senior or Above  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 222, MCDB 422, or PSYCH 230; and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

539/ANTHRBIO 569.  Grant-Writing.  (2 to 3 credits)

541.  Adv Topics CCN.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 240.  (3 credits)

547/LING 547.  Exper Language Proc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

551.  Topics Dev Psych.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 250.  (3 credits)

561.  Topics Organiz Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 260.  (3 credits)

571.  Topics Clin Psych.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 270 and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

581.  Topics Social Psych.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 280.  (3 credits)

591.  Topic Personal Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 290.  (3 credits)

600.  Psyc Grad Prosem I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint program and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

605.  Prof Issues Psych.  (1 to 2 credits)

606.  Positive Psychology.  (3 credits)

613.  Adv Stat Methods.  Advisory pre-requisite: One previous course in Statistics. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (4 credits)

614.  Adv Stat Methods.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 613, Graduate standing, and permission of instructor.  (4 credits)

616/SURVMETH 681/SOC 616.  Anal Survey Data II.  Advisory pre-requisite: SOC,PSYCH 613/SOC 510 or PSYCH 684/SOC 614 or equivalent and statistics.  (3 credits)

618/SURVMETH 615/SOC 613.  Adv Meth Surv Samp.  Advisory pre-requisite: SOC 612/PSYCH 687/SURVMETH 612 and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

619.  Supervised Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

627.  Total Survey Error.  (3 credits)

630/ANTHRBIO 668.  Primatology.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (2 to 3 credits)

634.  Human Neuropsych.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (4 credits)

643/EECS 643.  Thry Neurl Comp.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 4 credits)

644/EECS 644.  Comp Model Cogn.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 to 4 credits)

653.  P&SC Orientation.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

654.  CL&Mod Personlty.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

655/WOMENSTD 655.  Psych of Women.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

665.  Measurement Org Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

670.  Res Des&Eval Clin.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

671.  Clin Assess Thry.  (3 credits)

672.  Interv&Clin Ethics.  (3 credits)

678.  Ethics&Professnl Iss.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 2 credits)

681.  Surv of Social Psyc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

682/SOC 682.  Adv Soc Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

683/SURVMETH 616/SOC 621.  Wkshop Samp Techniq.  Advisory pre-requisite: SOC 612/PSYCH 687/SURVMETH 612 and/or concurrent enrollment in SOC 613/PSYCH 618/SURVMETH 615 and permission of instructor. Graduate standing.  (3 to 6 credits)

685.  Soc Psych Theories.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 682; Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

687/SOC 612/SURVMETH 612.  Meth Survey Sampling.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in statistics; and graduate standing  (3 credits)

688/SOC 688/SURVMETH 601.  Int to Surv Res Tech.  Advisory pre-requisite: Introductory psychology and statistics and permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

689/ANTHRCUL 760.  Culture&Cognition.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate student in Anthropology or Psychology or permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

691/ENGLISH 691/LING 691/COMM 691/EDUC 691/ANTHRCUL 674/ROMLANG 691.  Literacy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

703.  Cognition & Environ.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

706.  Tutorial Reading.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

710/SOC 719.  Cmp Anl Surv.  Advisory pre-requisite: Elementary knowledge of survey methods and basic statistics.  (3 credits)

711/SOC 711/SURVMETH 630.  Question Design.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introductory course in survey research methods or equivalent experience.  (3 credits)

719.  Supervised Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 to 5 credits)

721.  Mathematical Psych.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

722.  Decision Processes.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

726/SOC 726.  Multivari Anal.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 614; and graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

731.  Physiological Psych.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs.  (3 credits)

740/EECS 695.  Neural Models.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

743.  Human Learn-Memory.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

744.  Perception.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs.  (3 credits)

745.  Psych of Language.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs.  (3 credits)

746.  Human Performance.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

747.  Models of Thinking.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs.  (3 to 4 credits)

748.  CCN Prelim Prep.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

749.  Cognitive Functng.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs.  (3 credits)

751.  Cognitive Developmt.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs. Permission of the instructor is required for persons who are not Graduate students in Psychology or one of its combined or interdisciplinary programs.  (3 credits)

756/LING 756.  Lang&Comm Skil.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

757.  Social Development.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

758.  Dev Neurosci Hum Beh.  (3 credits)

759.  Developmental Psych.  Advisory pre-requisite: The course is intended for first year Graduate students in the developmental area; other students interested in the course should seek permission of instructor. Student must register for both Fall and Winter semesters to receive a grade.  (2 credits)

760.  Prob Orgnized Behav.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved combined programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

764.  Psem Org Psych I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

765.  Psem Org Psych II.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

770.  Family Therapy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

771.  Top Clin Sci & Pract.  (1 credits)

773/SW 831.  Eval Soc Prg.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH, Doctoral Standing or permission of instructor  (3 credits)

775.  Adult Assessment Lab.  (2 credits)

776.  Clin Sci Hist&Cult.  (3 credits)

778.  Child Assessment Lab.  (3 credits)

779.  Integrated Pract Sem.  (1 to 3 credits)

781/SOC 781.  Socialization.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

782.  Cultural Psychology.  (3 credits)

785/SOC 785.  Group Processes.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

786/SOC 786.  Res Des-Soc Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Open to approved applicants for the Ph.D. in Social Psychology; others by permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

787.  Emotion & Motivation.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

788.  Attitude&Soc Judge.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

793.  Emotional Developmt.  (3 credits)

794.  Dev,Psy&Mentl Hlth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

795.  Sem Dev&Mentl Hlth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 2 credits)

796.  Development-Infancy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

797.  Develop-Adolescence.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

798.  Psychol of Aging.  Advisory pre-requisite: P.I./PSYC G.  (3 credits)

803.  Community Psychology.  (3 credits)

805.  Adv Pro Issues Psy.  (1 to 2 credits)

808.  Special Seminar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

809/HMP 809.  Logic&Meth Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

817/STATS 817/SOC 810/EDUC 817.  Sem Soc Sci Meth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing, and Graduate-level course in STATS at the level of STAT 500 and 501.  (1 credits)

819.  Supervised Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

831.  Physiological.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 731, Graduate standing, and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

833/PHYSIOL 803.  Mech-Vision.  Advisory pre-requisite: PSYCH 741; Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

840.  Intro Functional MRI.  Advisory pre-requisite: Advanced statistics course and experience with Matlab  (3 credits)

841.  Des&anly fMRI exper.  Required pre-requisite: PSYCH 840  (3 credits)

842.  DecisionConsort.  (1 to 3 credits)

854.  Prsnlty:Res Techniq.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

855.  Res Meth:Personality.  (3 credits)

858.  Current Iss Dev Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.  (2 to 4 credits)

861/EDBEHAVR 800.  Sem Ed Psych.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

862/EDBEHAVR 801.  Sem Ed Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

874.  Intro Psycho Adults.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

875.  Intro Child Therapy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

876.  Pract Clinical Psych.  (2 credits)

877.  Psychopth Lifesp I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

878.  Psychopth Lifesp II.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

879.  Internship Clin Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Open only to clinical psychology students, permission of practicum supervisor also required.  (2 credits)

897.  DPMH Comm Pract.  (1 to 4 credits)

908.  Special Seminar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

948.  Special Seminar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Psychology.  (1 to 4 credits)

958.  Special Sem Developm.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

978.  Special Seminar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 4 credits)

988/SOC 988.  Sem Soc Psy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 5 credits)

990.  Diss-Precand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.  (1 to 8 credits)

995.  Diss-Cand.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Program Statistics

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2013 5 year Average
Number of applications 687 667
Number of new doctoral students 30 23
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2013 4 year Average
Total enrollment 119 124
Female 66% 69%
Male 34% 31%
International 9% 12%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 91% 88%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2013 4 year Average
African American 9% 8%
Asian American 15% 14%
Hispanic (one or more races) 20% 14%
Native American 1% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 45% 55%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 6% 7%
Not indicated 4% 1%
Ph.D. Degree
2013 5 year Average
Number of degrees awarded 29 26
Median years to Ph.D. 5.1 5
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2013 93%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2013 4 year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 98% 90%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 2% 7%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 0% 3%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type first year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type five years after graduation, 2005 - 2009 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 16% 40%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 60% 21%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 8% 19%
Business / Industry 7% 9%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 2% 9%
Not employed 5% 0%
No data available 2% 3%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 129 129

These data will be updated annually in December.