Department of Psychology
Situated on a sprawling 1,875-acre suburban campus on the beautiful plains of eastern Alabama in the lively college town of Auburn within just 50 miles east of the capital, Auburn University is a major public academic and research powerhouse that serves more than 24,500 students. As one of the few universities in America to achieve land, sea, and space-grant status for breakthrough research, Auburn has been named the 103rd best university and 48th top public school in the country by the U.S. News and World Report. In the nation’s 77th best education school, the Department of Psychology is also acclaimed for the 101st best graduate psychology degree programs in the United States.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Focused on understanding the underling mechanisms of behavior to inspire undergraduate students to improve the quality of human life, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program will take students on a journey through studying the human mind and behaviors to provide more opportunities to fully understand themselves. With an interdisciplinary approach, the program promotes self-awareness to help students grow in their personal and professional lives within diverse career paths. In the 36-credit major core, students will also be provided with an introduction to the various content areas of psychology.
M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities
Structured as a non-thesis professional graduate program, the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities degree is concerned with providing students the scientific tools needed to understand, analyze, explain, describe, and predict human as well as non-human behaviors. Students are trained to provide therapeutic services to individuals with developmental intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders in order to significantly reduce behavioral problems. Within the 12-month full-time program, students will complete at least 42 credits with 20 hours of on-site training each week to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Consisting of at least four full-time academic years of graduate study beyond the baccalaureate level, the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program is structured to satisfy the APA’s broad and general knowledge requirements for developing professionals who can competently assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent psychological dysfunction to promote well-being. In a flexible 85-credit curriculum, students are encouraged to pursue coursework that aligns with their personal career goals in clinical practice. For completion, students must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive exam, complete an APA-approved clinical psychology internship, and finish an empirical-based dissertation.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Based on the scientist-practitioner model of training, the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology program is designed to provide qualified graduate students with the advanced training in scientific psychology link counseling theories and empirical-based research findings to practice in a variety of contexts. Typically requiring the completion of between five to seven years of full-time graduate studies, the program consists of at least 87 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students are responsible for completing all coursework, a comprehensive examination, thesis research project, doctoral dissertation, and one year of internship experience in an APA-approved site.
Ph.D. in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
Intended to provide a foundation in the psychological processes that underlie behavior, the Ph.D. in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences program is focused on offering solidly grounded and cutting-edge training to qualified doctoral students for investigating these processes. The curriculum features a seamless blend of didactic classroom learning, practical experience, and scholarly activities to broad a customizable broad-based education in psychology. All students will also be prepared as effective educators by serving a graduate teaching assistantship and participating in the Teaching Fellows in Psychology program.
Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Offering a strong preparation in research methodology, statistics, and measurement to study broad areas of the I/O psychology field, the Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program is available to prepare doctoral students for utilizing scientific methods to improve the quality of interactions within occupational work environments. Ideal for individuals pursuing careers in teaching, research, or applied behavioral sciences, the program is focused on understanding, predicting, and modifying behaviors within organizational settings. Since I/O psychology requires a high level of sophistication, the doctoral curriculum allows students to complete practicum placements to gain both research and applied experience. Accreditations
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
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