Ph.D. IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Department of Psychology of De La Salle University, Manila announces the opening of the Ph.D. Psychology Program with majors in Clinical Psychology, Human Development, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The doctoral program will commence in Term 3, 2014-2015 (January 2015). Application period is from 22 September – 21 October 2014.
The Ph.D. program in Psychology adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of integrating scientific inquiry with committed, responsible practice of psychology. Students are trained to conduct research on relevant issues in their area of specialization and to base professional practice on a solid empirical foundation. Students are to develop critical thinking skills, social engagement, professional integrity, and a pursuit for lifelong learning.
The Clinical Psychology program trains students in clinical assessment, psychotherapy , and the prevention of psychopathology. Along with this training, students engage in research that contextualizes clinical practice in contemporary issues in mental health and well-being. It prepares students for a career in clinical practice and research.
The Human Development program covers a broad spectrum of specialization that addresses the need, across the entire lifespan, to understand developmental processes so as to harness human potential in the psychological, cognitive, social, and cultural aspects. It prepares students for a research and teaching career in higher educational institutions.
The Industrial/Organizational Psychology program is directed towards developing practitioner skills in human resource and organizational development. There are emphases on the applications of measurement and assessment principles in organizations, and on contemporary local and international trends in the practice of psychology in industry.
Applicants to the Ph.D. Psychology program must have earned a Master’s degree in any field and must have completed a graduate thesis. Applicants without a master’s thesis may be admitted but only in meritorious cases where there is properly documented track record in research. Applicants must submit all documents required by the DLSU Office of Admissions and Scholarship within the prescribed application period. Specifically, applicants must submit their Master’s thesis and completed research outputs.
Additionally, all applicants must have earned at least one-year work experience. Applicants who wish to major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology must be currently employed in an industrial/organizational setting. Please submit certificates of past and/or present employment together with your application packet to the Office of Admissions and Scholarship.
Lastly, we will be very thrilled to work with creative intellectuals with a passion for enhancing human and social conditions, as well as with the capacities for clear and logical thinking and for coherent and elegant writing.
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We are pleased to admit applicants with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a different field. We know that these students contribute to the department’s transdisciplinary mode of research and thinking. At the start of their doctoral program, however, they are required to complete the undergraduate-level courses listed below that they had not taken in their undergraduate program.
- Psychological Statistics
- General Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Undergraduate course in one’s major
- Abnormal Psychology (for Clinical Psychology majors)
- Developmental Psychology (for Human Development majors)
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology (for Industrial/Organizational Psychology majors)
They also are required to take a graduate course in their major, namely:
- Group Therapy (for Clinical Psychology majors)
- Foundations of Human Development (for Human Development majors)
- Advanced Theories of Personality (for Industrial/Organizational Psychology majors)
(All graduate students who have not taken the indicated graduate course in their major are required to enroll in it at the start of their doctoral program.)
|Advanced Statistics I||3|
|Advanced Statistics II||3|
|Advanced Research Methods I||3|
|Advanced Research Methods II||3|
|Major Subjects (see below)||27|
|Minor Subjects (3 units of which should be an advanced research seminar)||9|
|Major Subjects for Clinical Psychology||Units|
|Advanced Theories of Personality||3|
|Advanced Abnormal Psychology||3|
|Ethics in Clinical Practice||3|
|Major Subjects for Human Development||Units|
|Adult Development and Aging||3|
|Culture and Human Development||3|
|Research Methods and Issues in Human Development||3|
|Cognitive Processes in Human Development||3|
|Social and Emotional Development||3|
|Social Institutions in Human Development||3|
|Ethics in Human Development||3|
|Major Subjects for Industrial/Organizational Psychology||Units|
|Applied Social Psychology||3|
|Advanced Industrial/Organizational Psychology||3|
|Industrial Counseling and Employee Assistance Program||3|
|Human Resource Management||3|
|International Human Resource Management||3|
|Return of Investment||3|
|Ethics in Psychological Practice in Industries and Organizations||3|