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Psychology graduate Programs at Harvard University

Students Enrolled in Harvard University graduate programs : 1282

Composition of students population for Psychology

Masters degree in Psychology awarded to 12 students
International Students 163
Female students 689

Tuition

Psychology Graduate program Tuition for in state students $46,384
Out of State Average Full Time Tuition for Psychology Graduate Program $46,384
Postdoctoral Program-Department of Psychology
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When these positions become available, they are advertised on our Psychology Department website and in the various bulletin boards maintained by psychology journals, such as the American Psychological Society Observer or the American Psychological Association Monitor.

The Psychology offers a rich and dynamic environment for those interested in postdoctoral research. If you have questions regarding postdoctoral appointments, please contact Susan Kany in the Psychology Department Administrative Office.

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The Psychology Doctoral Program has two tracks: Clinical Psychology and the Common Curriculum. Departmental Requirements for the PhD in Psychology Section I. Requirements for Non-Clinical Students The non-clinical PhD program in Psychology can and should be completed in five years. Students who require time must petition the CHD (Committee on Higher Degrees) and receive written approval of their request. Requests for one additional year will typically be approved and—except under extraordinary circumstances—subsequent requests will be denied. Students who have not completed the PhD program at the end of six years will be withdrawn. Courses and Projects All students must complete the following requirements. Course requirements are completed by achieving a grade of B or better. Psychology Department Proseminar (PSY 2010) must be completed by the end of the first year. Two Survey Courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the second year. One of the statistics courses must be PSY 1950 (Intermediate Statistical Analysis in Psychology) which must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the first year. The current department policy is to only allow a substitution which covers the same material as 1950. The second statistics course must be PSY 1952 (Multivariate Analysis) or a substitute statistics course approved by the CHD, and must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the second year. A student wishing to take a different course must petition the CHD. Students must complete a first-year project. Students must complete a second-year project. Students must also make a satisfactory oral presentation of this work to the department in May of the second year. Master of Arts (AM) Students may be recommended for the non-terminal degree of Master of Arts upon completion of the relevant GSAS residence requirements and the requirements in I.A.1-8. Requirements for Clinical Students The clinical PhD program in Psychology can and should be completed in six years (prior to internship). Students who require time must petition the CHD and receive written approval of their request. Requests for one additional year will typically be approved and—except under extraordinary circumstances—subsequent requests will be denied. Students who have not completed the PhD program at the end of seven years will be withdrawn. PSY 2010 (Contemporary Topics in Psychological Research) must be completed by the end of the fall semester of the first year PSY 1950 (Intermediate Quantitative Methods) or PSY 1950 (Intermediate Statistical Analysis in Psychology) must be completed by the end of the fall semester of the first year. PSY 1952 (Multivariate Analysis) must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the first year. PSY 2040 (Contemporary Topics in Psychopathology) must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the second year. PSY 2050 (History of Psychology) must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the fourth year. Students must complete a first-year project. Students must complete a second-year project. Students must also make a satisfactory oral presentation of this work to the department in May of the second year. Students must complete a six-hour general examination covering in considerable depth the literature in the area of psychopathology and clinical psychology during the summer preceding the fall semester of the third year. In accordance with American Psychological Association guidelines for the accreditation of clinical psychology programs, clinical students also receive consultation and supervision within the context of clinical practica in psychological assessment and treatment beginning in their second semester of their first year and running through their third year. They receive further exposure to additional topics (e.g., human development) in the Developmental Psychopathology seminar and in the twice-monthly clinical psychology brown bag speaker series. Finally, students complete a year-long clinical internship. Students are responsible for making sure that they take courses in all the relevant and required areas listed above. Students wishing to substitute one required course for another should seek advice from their advisor and from the director of clinical training prior to registering. Students must complete a one-year clinical internship. Students must complete all of the above requirements described in II.A.1-8 before beginning the internship. In addition, students must meet the course requirements and the practicum placement requirements of the APA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing board before beginning the internship. Finally, students must meet or exceed the standards for professional conduct and responsibility that are described in the clinical program handbook. Failure to meet these standards can be grounds for termination from the clinical program, even if a student is in good academic standing. Master of Arts (AM) Students may be recommended for the non-terminal degree of Master of Arts upon completion of the relevant GSAS residence requirements and the requirements in II.A.1-8. Section III: Requirements for All Students The Dissertation Prospectus By the end of the spring semester of their penultimate year and no less than nine months before the oral defense, students must complete a dissertation prospectus for an original project that is meant to culminate in the dissertation. The department requires that the prospectus be approved by the end of the spring semester of the penultimate year. (Note that students who wish to for the guaranteed Dissertation Completion Fellowship must observe the GSAS deadline, which requires that the prospectus be approved by the prospectus committee by mid February of the student’s penultimate year. GSAS also requires the submission of two draft chapters or one of three articles to the advisor before applying for a completion fellowship). Students whose prospectuses have not been approved by the prospectus committee by the end of the spring semester of the penultimate year will be considered in bad standing and will be withdrawn from the graduate program. The Dissertation and the Oral Defense In the ultimate year, students must submit a PhD dissertation in one of two formats. Three articles describing original empirical research that the dissertation committee deems of publishable quality. The student must be the first author on each paper. At least one of the three papers must be under review, in press, or published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Psychology is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average for all occupations Median pay for Psychology in 2018 was 95710$. The number of jobs were 13310.


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