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Online Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology

PSYD CURRICULUM

The PsyD program is a professional Doctorate program that introduces scholarly and professional activities designed to advance the student substantially beyond the master’s degree program in the areas of professional and investigative competence. To meet the general program goals and develop the competencies defined by the program learning outcomes the curriculum is designed in modified spiral curriculum format. Knowledge and skills are introduced, reinforced, practiced and mastered in a systematic sequence of courses, seminars and a practicum delivered over the time of the program.

Theory (15 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course provides students with a thorough orientation to the Doctor of Psychology Program and the scholar-practitioner model. This course is designed to establish and inculcate the scholar-practitioner perspective and demonstrate how translational research techniques are used to produce applied solutions in professional practice. Through a series of applied research articles and discussions students will learn about the process the Scholar-Practitioner uses to translate theory to practice.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides the students with a comprehensive overview of the theoretical underpinnings of social psychology. The course explores the practical application of social psychology for solving problems in the real world, primarily through discussions on social problems that relate to relationships and diversity, organizational systems and social functioning (e.g., health, business, sexism, racism, criminal justice, media). The course also provides a comprehensive overview of major experiments in the field of applied social psychology, with the aim of encouraging students, within their own public sphere, to investigate and offer explanations to why certain behavior/actions and feelings occur in social contexts.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, guided by the scholar-practitioner model of utilizing scholarly knowledge in the workplace, students will learn to apply current theories, concepts, and research from I/O Psychology for individual and organizational change. Students will be required to assess the changes needed, operationalize the desired outcomes, specify the metrics for determining success, and describe a detailed action plan for bringing about change and innovation, focusing on the impact at both the individual and the organizational level. Students will learn the influence of psychological foundations of individual behavior in organizations, how group dynamics and organizational culture influences individual behavior, and the impact of diverse cultures and multi-generations in their professional world.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will provide students with foundational knowledge of the core theories, concepts, methods, findings, and principles of cognitive psychology. Through readings and discussions, students in the course will review components of cognitive psychology in applied settings. Students will evaluate research and learn how cognitive psychology is used to carry out investigations into attention, memory, knowledge representation, perception and the differences between experts and novices. As in all courses in the Scholar-Practitioner Core Psychology Series, this course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform independent translational research in applied settings.

Credits

3

Course Description

Today’s rapid development of communication through new media technologies is affecting every type of relationships from individuals, to groups, to society at a global level. In this course, students will develop a greater understanding of the psychological impact of media on individuals and society, and learn how to constructively apply that knowledge in solving problems and improving practices in their chosen profession.

Credits

3

Applied PsyD Research (15 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The Research Method course is geared to providing foundational skills for scholar-practitioners that are key to understanding and mastering methodology. The focus of both this class and the program is to teach students to identify areas in which applied research is necessary, learn how to correctly formulate the research questions or issues, and to design the research appropriately. The material covered Research Design will provide a solid background, from which students can explore numerous aspects of methodology in greater detail. The class has been developed to suit students from a diverse array of backgrounds as well as be useful for those who will be or become active in a variety of fields spanning the private and public sectors. When students complete this class, they will have a firm grasp on research design and be prepared to undertake more advanced coursework in research methodology.

Credits

3

Course Description

Survey Design is geared to exposing scholar-practitioners to a variety of areas that are key to understanding and mastering methodology. The focus of both this class and the program is to teach students to identify areas in which survey research is necessary, learn how to correctly formulate the survey questions or issues, and to design the survey appropriately. The material covered in Survey Design and Analysis will provide a solid background, from which students can explore numerous aspects of survey methodology in greater detail. Students will also be prepared to undertake more advanced coursework in various aspects of research methodology.

Credits

3

Course Description

This class presents qualitative research methodologies as alternatives to purely quantitative, statistically based techniques of investigation. Topics covered may include participant observation, grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology and narrative approaches to research design. Data collection techniques such as interviews and focus groups are explored. Methods of analysis, writing and presenting qualitative research are presented. All techniques will be examined in the context of the scholar-practitioner model of translational research to advance students’ ability to become independent researchers.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will provide students with the fundamental skills needed to conduct research and analyze data. The class will also cover the computation and use of various descriptive statistics including the definition different types of variables and how to choose the appropriate scale of measurement best suited to that variable. The class will also cover the computation and use of various descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency and measures of variability, both of which are fundamental to data analysis and have broad application to many aspects of research. The concepts that are covered in Descriptive Statistics will serve as the basis for more advanced coursework and data analysis. Some time will be devoted to the presentation of descriptive statistics in written and graphic formats.

Credits

3

Course Description

Building on knowledge and skills gained in Quantitative Research Methods I, the course will address: the framing of research questions; the selection of appropriate research methods and designs; the selection of appropriate statistics for data analysis; the principles of analysis; interpretation of findings; and the presentation of results. Students will learn how the techniques covered in the class apply to the translational and evaluation phases of the scholar-practitioner model.

Credits

3

Application of Theory and Research (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The course will discuss and apply the Scholar Practitioner Model to conduct research in real life problems in their professional area of specialization (e.g., Education, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Health Sciences Administration, Media Psychology, for profit and non for profit organizations etc.).

Credits

3

Course Description

More and more emphasis is being placed on using evidence-based practices in the professions. This course will present leading evidence-based practices and help students understand how evidence-based practices are evaluated, implemented and assessed.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will help students select and apply various qualitative and quantitative research methods used in professional settings to examine professional issues. Students will learn to implement a framework for defining applied research questions, applying appropriate research methodologies and assessing the effectiveness of implementation outcomes. The goal of the Seminar is to guide students in the preparation of a Research Proposal that will define their research questions and the method they will use to carry out their professional research.

Credits

3

Proposal Development (12 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This is a transitional course in the PsyD program. In this course the student introduced to the steps of the dissertation proposal, and the Dissertation. Through the guide and teaching of a faculty member with expertise in research methods and statistics, and doctoral dissertation experience, students begin the first phase in developing their PsyD Research Proposal that includes identifying their research topic, literature review, and proposed associated research methodology. By the completion of this course students will select a Dissertation Chair and Committee members. Also, students are introduced to the Dissertation Management System (DMS) that will be utilized from this initial transition and continuing throughout the entire dissertation process.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students will refine their Research topic and literature review, and begin to develop the Dissertation Proposal based on knowledge gained in the previous courses with the assistance of the dissertation chair and the dissertation committee.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is one of the courses that will lead to the completion of the Dissertation Proposal. At this time student should continue to work with their dissertation Chair and committee members.

Credits

3

Course Description

This is the time when students prepare the Proposal for defense and defend the proposal successfully. Students will prepare and present the final research proposal to the IRB committee for approval.

Credits

3

Doctoral Dissertation (15 credits-Minimum Requirement)

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Students complete work on their Dissertation and prepare for the Doctoral Dissertation Defense.

Credits

3

PSYD CURRICULUM (ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION)

The PsyD program is a professional Doctorate program, that introduces scholarly and professional activities designed to advance the student substantially beyond the master’s degree program in the areas of professional and investigative competence. To meet the general program goals and develop the competencies defined by the program learning outcomes the curriculum is designed in modified spiral curriculum format. Knowledge and skills are introduced, reinforced, practiced and mastered in a systematic sequence of courses, seminars and a practicum delivered over the time of the program.

Theory (15 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course provides students with a thorough orientation to the Doctor of Psychology Program and the scholar-practitioner model. This course is designed to establish and inculcate the scholar-practitioner perspective and demonstrate how translational research techniques are used to produce applied solutions in professional practice. Through a series of applied research articles and discussions students will learn about the process the Scholar-Practitioner uses to translate theory to practice.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is designed to examine psychology of organizational leadership theories as it relates to individuals, groups, and organizations. Students will examine the psychological behavior at various units of analysis and how each unit contributes to sound leadership practices in an organization. Special emphasis is placed on theories of ethics in organizational leadership within each unit of analysis in an organization.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course addresses the scientific study of and theoretical underpinnings of managing human resources in various organizational settings. Special topics include underlying theories relative to ethics in human resource management, job analysis, personnel selection, justice, onboarding and orientation processes, performance appraisals and training.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students analyze theories associated with collaboration in organizational leadership both internal and external to an organization. Students will examine various psychological organizational leadership models relative to internal and external stakeholders, collaborative competencies across a variety of settings to include for-profit, non-profit and public organizations.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, guided by the scholar-practitioner model of utilizing scholarly knowledge in the workplace, students will learn to apply current theories, concepts, and research from I/O Psychology for individual and organizational change. Students will be required to assess the changes needed, operationalize the desired outcomes, specify the metrics for determining success, and describe a detailed action plan for bringing about change and innovation, focusing on the impact at both the individual and the organizational level. Students will learn the influence of psychological foundations of individual behavior in organizations, how group dynamics and organizational culture influences individual behavior, and the impact of diverse cultures and multi-generations in their professional world.

Credits

3

Applied PsyD Research (15 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The Research Method course is geared to providing foundational skills for scholar-practitioners that are key to understanding and mastering methodology. The focus of both this class and the program is to teach students to identify areas in which applied research is necessary, learn how to correctly formulate the research questions or issues, and to design the research appropriately. The material covered Research Design will provide a solid background, from which students can explore numerous aspects of methodology in greater detail. The class has been developed to suit students from a diverse array of backgrounds as well as be useful for those who will be or become active in a variety of fields spanning the private and public sectors. When students complete this class, they will have a firm grasp on research design and be prepared to undertake more advanced coursework in research methodology.

Credits

3

Course Description

Survey Design is geared to exposing scholar-practitioners to a variety of areas that are key to understanding and mastering methodology. The focus of both this class and the program is to teach students to identify areas in which survey research is necessary, learn how to correctly formulate the survey questions or issues, and to design the survey appropriately. The material covered in Survey Design and Analysis will provide a solid background, from which students can explore numerous aspects of survey methodology in greater detail. Students will also be prepared to undertake more advanced coursework in various aspects of research methodology.

Credits

3

Course Description

This class presents qualitative research methodologies as alternatives to purely quantitative, statistically based techniques of investigation. Topics covered may include participant observation, grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology and narrative approaches to research design. Data collection techniques such as interviews and focus groups are explored. Methods of analysis, writing and presenting qualitative research are presented. All techniques will be examined in the context of the scholar-practitioner model of translational research to advance students’ ability to become independent researchers.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will provide students with the fundamental skills needed to conduct research and analyze data. The class will also cover the computation and use of various descriptive statistics including the definition different types of variables and how to choose the appropriate scale of measurement best suited to that variable. The class will also cover the computation and use of various descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency and measures of variability, both of which are fundamental to data analysis and have broad application to many aspects of research. The concepts that are covered in Descriptive Statistics will serve as the basis for more advanced coursework and data analysis. Some time will be devoted to the presentation of descriptive statistics in written and graphic formats.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, guided by the scholar-practitioner model of utilizing scholarly knowledge in the workplace, students will learn to apply current theories, concepts, and research from I/O Psychology for individual and organizational change. Students will be required to assess the changes needed, operationalize the desired outcomes, specify the metrics for determining success, and describe a detailed action plan for bringing about change and innovation, focusing on the impact at both the individual and the organizational level. Students will learn the influence of psychological foundations of individual behavior in organizations, how group dynamics and organizational culture influences individual behavior, and the impact of diverse cultures and multi-generations in their professional world.

Credits

3

Application of Theory and Research (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The course will discuss and apply the Scholar Practitioner Model to conduct research in real life problems in their professional area of specialization (e.g., Education, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Health Sciences Administration, Media Psychology, for profit and non for profit organizations etc.).

Credits

3

Course Description

More and more emphasis is being placed on using evidence-based practices in the professions. This course will present leading evidence-based practices and help students understand how evidence-based practices are evaluated, implemented and assessed.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will help students select and apply various qualitative and quantitative research methods used in professional settings to examine professional issues. Students will learn to implement a framework for defining applied research questions, applying appropriate research methodologies and assessing the effectiveness of implementation outcomes. The goal of the Seminar is to guide students in the preparation of a Research Proposal that will define their research questions and the method they will use to carry out their professional research.

Credits

3

Proposal Development (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This is a transitional course in the PsyD program. In this course the student introduced to the steps of the dissertation proposal, and the Dissertation. Through the guide and teaching of a faculty member with expertise in research methods and statistics, and doctoral dissertation experience, students begin the first phase in developing their PsyD Research Proposal that includes identifying their research topic, literature review, and proposed associated research methodology. By the completion of this course students will select a Dissertation Chair and Committee members. Also, students are introduced to the Dissertation Management System (DMS) that will be utilized from this initial transition and continuing throughout the entire dissertation process.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students will refine their Research topic and literature review, and begin to develop the Dissertation Proposal based on knowledge gained in the previous courses with the assistance of the dissertation chair and the dissertation committee.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is one of the courses that will lead to the completion of the Dissertation Proposal. At this time student should continue to work with their dissertation Chair and committee members.

Credits

3

Course Description

This is the time when students prepare the Proposal for defense and defend the proposal successfully. Students will prepare and present the final research proposal to the IRB committee for approval.

Credits

3

Doctoral Dissertation (15 credits-Minimum Requirement)

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Individual work of Student with Chair and Committee

Credits

3

Course Description

Students complete work on their Dissertation and prepare for the Doctoral Dissertation Defense.

Credits

3

Note:

REQUIRED MATERIALS. Students are required to purchase SPSS GradPack. You can purchase it from any vendor of choice. IBM (the makers of the software) maintains a list of official distributors of IBM SPSS analytics software for academic customers. You can learn more by accessing this link: http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/spss-stats-gradpack. The courses that specifically need the SPSS Grad Pack are PSYD 726 and PSYD 738. It may also be useful for your dissertation.

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition for the PsyD is $700 per semester credit unit.

Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program so speak with your human resource representative to find out if financial support is available to you. A TUW Tuition Assistance Counselor is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

TUW’s online doctoral degree gives students the ability to focus their studies in the fields of organizational psychology, leadership psychology and industrial psychology. The program allows you to translate theory into practice.

The program includes several steps. The first steps are courses in theory, research and putting theory to practice. Upon completion of the required courses, the student begins the phase of pre-Dissertation (Proposal) and Dissertation. Each student will work with a faculty dissertation chair  and committee in completion of the proposal and dissertation phase. To personalize their academic journey for greater outcomes, students will chose a topic to help them focus their research activities and allow for skill development that helps conduct applied research resulting in real-world solutions.

For additional information , please visit the TUW Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to enroll in Touro University Worldwide’s PsyD program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Have earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. If the degree was awarded overseas, it must be from an institution that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the accredited Master’s Program

Students, who meet the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled at TUW:

  1. Submit an application to the University.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.)
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation: one from someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment (preferably the current supervisor, excluding family members ).
  4. Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay:
    The entrance essay is an essential part of the Doctoral Program and serves as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio.
    The entrance essay takes the form of a narrative presenting candidates’ biography, career plan, and goals in pursuing the doctorate at Touro University Worldwide.

The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay. Committee members seek evidence regarding critical qualities and abilities including:

  • Motivation, maturity of judgment, and creativity;
  • Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives;
  • Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development;
  • Awareness of program requirements
  • Proficiency with standard written English including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing

The Doctoral Entrance Essay components should include the following:

  1. Biographical Component
    Earlier learning experiences, both formal and informal, should be described. Characterize in terms of the nature and general outcome prior study, related work experience, and participation in scholarly research (if any).
  2. Career Plan Component
    Explain how a doctoral-level education fits with stated career plan and goals. How will doctoral study, in conjunction with background and interests, further those goals?
  3. Goals in Pursuing the Doctorate
    Briefly discuss why the reasons for enrolling in doctoral study at Touro University Worldwide, including but not limited to:

    1. The reasons for selecting the TUW program rather than another doctoral program;
    2. The particular goals anticipated to be attained through completion of the doctoral curriculum;

Proposed topics being considered for the dissertation or research program/exegesis paper project.