Graduate Student Learning Opportunities

The Department of Psychology maintains a doctoral program. In the fall of 2012 the Department approved three specific learning outcomes (SLOs) for doctoral students completing the program:

SLO #1:  Review and synthesize existing research literature, distinguish theoretical propositions from empirical evidence, and identify gaps in the literature that could lead to viable and productive research projects.

SLO #2:  Demonstrate competence in research designs and analyses by designing and implementing, with a degree of independence, ethically and methodologically appropriate research that adds to scientific knowledge in psychology.

SLO #3:  Communicate effectively orally and in writing the results of empirical research to professional audiences in scientific genres.

In order to obtain the M.A. or Ph.D. in psychology, the student must complete the minimum requirements of: (1) the Graduate School, (2) the Department, and (3) the area of concentration to which the student has been admitted. The student should meet with his or her advisor to develop a plan of study for meeting these requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the policies and regulations of both the Department and the Graduate School. The student should consult The Miami Bulletin Graduate Edition and The Student Handbook.