Ph.D. (a master's degree is awarded en route to a doctorate but there is no terminal master's program)
An engineering psychologist is an applied scientist who develops knowledge concerning the abilities and limitations of humans to sense, store, and process information,and to act. This knowledge is applied to the design, use, and maintenance of human/machine systems. Depending on its goals, the system is then optimized with respect to human performance. The environmental factors affecting system performance are recognized as important and are considered systematically. When relevant data are not available, the engineering psychologist must uncover it through research efforts. This requires considerable skill in experimental design and quantitative methodology.