Psychology and Social Intervention

Sample Curriculum

Course of Study: PSSI (Ph.D)    
       
Program in Psychology and Social Intervention (PSSI)    
       
Course No. Course Title
Credits
Required 
       
Department Requirement (3 points)  
3.0
APSY-GE 3009 Theories of Change in Applied Psychology 
3.0
 
Foundations (6 points)    
6.0
APSY-GE 2825 Understanding and Measuring  the Social Contexts of Development
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2826 Intervention and Social Change
3.0
 
Research (15-18 points)  
15.0-18.0
APSY-GE 2073 Research Design and Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
3.0
 
RESCH-GE 2003 Intermediate Quantitative Methods: The General Linear Model
3.0
 
RESCH-GE 2004 Advanced Quantitative Methods: A Survey of Multivariate Analysis
3.0
 
PSYCH-GA 2248 Methods for the Analysis of Change OR Multi-level Modeling I
3.0
 
RESCH-GE 2140 Qualitative Field Research 
3.0
 
  May select one of the following (not required):    
PSYCH-GA 2239 ANOVA
3.0
 
PSYCH-GA 2247 Structural Equation Methods
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2140 Measurement and Evaluation: Psychometric Theory  
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2141 Measurement: Modern Test Theory 
3.0
 
RESCH-GE 2012 Causal Inference
3.0
 
Specialized Research Methods (3 points)  
3.0
APSY-GE 2835 Research Using Mixed Methods
3.0
 
Departmental Seminar (12 points)  
12..0
* Students must enroll each term for 3 points per term     
APSY-GE 2830 Advanced Seminar in Psychology and Social Intervention 
3.0
 
Specialization (15 points)  
15.0
APSY-GE 2827 Practicum in Intervention or Policy Research I
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2828 Practicum in Intervention Policy Research II
3.0
 
  Three of the following:    
APSY-GE 2832 Child Development and Social Policy 
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2527 Development of Immigrant Origin Youth 
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2833 Special Issues in the Social Development of African American Children
3.0
 

Developmental and Prevention Sciences
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2834 Program Evaluation
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2450 HIV Prevention and Counseling
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2022 Health Psychology in Human Development
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2041 Women and Mental Health 
3.0
 
APSY-GE 2831
Families and Schools
3.0
 
Cognate/Electives (6-9 points)  
6.0-9.0
* 2-3 doctoral level courses anywhere in the university that enhance students' expertise in their area of specialization. Should be chosen with advisor approval.    
   
  Doctoral Cognate 1
3.0
 
  Doctoral Cognate 2
3.0
 
  Doctoral Cognate 3 (optional)
3.0
 
Pre-dissertation Research Seminar (6 points)  
6.0
* Must enroll for 2 semesters      
APSY-GE 2838 Project Seminar
3.0
 
Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3 points)  
3.0
APSY-GE 3001 Dissertation Research 
3.0
 
Other Requirements      
  2nd Year Empirical Paper    
  Comprehensive Exam    
  Independent Empirically-based Dissertation    
       
  Total Number of Credits*  
72.0
       
* Students are expected to consult with their advisors to formulate a course of study that equals 72 points