Psychology (Ph.D.) - Developmental Psychology

Psychology (Ph.D.) - Developmental Psychology

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. 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
Total Hours21
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
Total Hours21
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 Hours18

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 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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