Ph.D. in Psychology

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology is designed for students who have completed a master’s degree and are interested in pursuing advanced doctoral training in psychological research. Graduates will have a reputation for excellence in both theoretical and applied aspects of research, particularly research drawing on core areas of Psychology with either direct or downstream implications for health.

Graduates are expected to have strong skills in conducting research including data analysis and interpretation, using the most advanced research methods and statistical techniques. Graduates are also expected to be able to implement practical applications of psychological theory in applied settings, particularly military health settings, and to have the communication skills necessary to convey their theoretical and methodological expertise to others. In order to meet these objectives, the program provides students with the opportunity to acquire a strong conceptual background in Psychology and gives them opportunities for advanced training in quantitative and research methodologies.

The program also provides students with opportunities to develop their scientific writing and oral communication skills and to apply their knowledge and skills in both laboratory settings and in ecologically-valid settings pertaining to military health.

Department of Psychology

Phone: 210-458-4372
Fax: 210-458-5728
Location: MB 2.314
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644