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Human Factors Psychology (Ph.D.)




What will I learn?

Human Factors Psychology prepares students as scientists/ practitioners with expertise in areas of technology application such as military simulation, surface and air transportation, medical simulation and error analysis, and team processes.

The Ph.D. program in human factors at ODU follows the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing psychological theory and behavioral science. ODU faculty members understand the fundamental and ancillary areas of human factors, and they are well versed in statistics and re­search methodology. At ODU, you'll gain an appreciation of the broader organization­al context for practicing human fac­tors, and you will receive valuable practical experience. We encourage students to make innovative and professional contributions to the field. Our performance expec­tations and standards are high; however, faculty members are committed to your success. The learning environment is open, nurturing, and cooperative, and students are encouraged to be active partners in the learning process.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences

Study options

Full Time (At least 84 semester hours of credit beyond the bachelor’s degree with at least 48 hours being post-master’s education)

Tuition fees
US$25,600.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected April, October 2023

Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Sciences

143 Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building,



23529, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree.

For international students

The Department of Psychology Ph.D. programs admit students with at least a bachelor's degree

TOEFL iBT of 79 (550 paper based); IELTS overall band of 6.5; GRE Verbal Reasoning of 152, a GCSE or GCE score of "O" level pass in English; CPE grade of A, B, C.

Ph.D. Application Deadline: January 5.

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


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