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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Doctor of Psychology (PhD, DPsy)

School of Social and Human Studies
Atlantic International University

 
The Doctor of Psychology (PhD, DPsy) goal is to prepare students for the general practice of professional clinical psychology including education and training regarding the broader social and systemic factors that contribute to human dysfunction such as poverty, oppression, and marginalization. The program will help students develop evaluation techniques and assessment, psychological foundations, remediation and intervention procedures, and program evaluation and research. The Psychology program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced psychology graduates and professionals in the psychology arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process psychology skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.

AIU’s Doctorate degree in Psychology goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.
Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Psychology will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.


Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. What to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Psychology:

History and Systems of Psychology
Psychological Assessment
Social Psychology
Theology
Developmental Psychology
Adolescent Psychotherapy
Psychopharmachology
Ethical and Professional Issues
Learning, Cognition & Affect
Multicultural and Gender Issues
Adult Psychopathology
Early Childhood and Infant Assessment

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)

Research Project in Psychology:

Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Psychology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

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We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

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