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What will I learn?

The Ph.D. degree in Psychological Science offers doctoral education and training in psychological science, with specializations in behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and health psychology. The curriculum and other aspects of training offered by the Department of Psychological Sciences prepare students for careers in research and teaching. The program is strongly research-oriented.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the current theories and significant empirical findings in a major area of psychological science. Mastery includes acquiring both an understanding of these materials as well as the ability to think critically about them.
  • Teach courses in psychological science.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate students in both research settings and in the classroom.
  • Design, execute, analyze and report empirical studies that make a significant contribution in a major area of psychological science.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum Total Credit Hours for Post Baccalaureate Students: 90; Minimum Total Credit Hours for Post-Master's Students: 60)

Tuition fees
US$19,088.00 per year
Start date

17 January 2023


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have a master's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale.

For international students

Student must have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Minimum junior-senior 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of TOEFL Paper Based Test is 587 (94 on the Internet based version), the minimum score of MELAB is 82 or IELTS minimum score of 7.0 and the minimum score of PTE academic is 65.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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