Psychology (Ph.D.) - Developmental Psychology

Psychology (Ph.D.) - Developmental Psychology

Available Spring 2020

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PSYC 510Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I3
PSYC 515Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II3
PSYC 700Foundations of Doctoral Study in Psychology3
PSYC 710Psychological Research & Biblical Worldview 13
PSYC 775Teaching of Psychology3
PSYC 810Advanced Research: Qualitative Research & Analysis3
PSYC 815Advanced Research: Quantitative Research & Analysis3
Developmental Psychology Concentration
PSYC 725Theories and Research in Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 750Biological Bases of Behavior3
PSYC 812Social Cognitive Development3
PSYC 825Contemporary Topics in Developmental Psychology3
Choose nine credit hours of the following (at least two must be 800 level):9
Adult Psychology
Developmental Psychopathology
Developmental Neuropsychology
Child and Adolescent Development in the Digital Age
Advanced Child and Adolescent Development
Language and Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Dissertation Courses
PSYC 870Prospectus: Developing the Dissertation Concept 13
PSYC 987Dissertation I 25
PSYC 988Dissertation II 25
PSYC 989Dissertation III 25
PSYC 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours60

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Graduation Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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