The mission of the University of North Dakota (UND) General/Experimental (G/E) Ph.D. program is to provide quality educational experiences to qualified graduate students that promote critical thinking and creative skills based on the current theory, principles, and methodologies and techniques of experimental psychology. These will be promoted through written as well as oral communication. Graduates of our program will be prepared for careers as academicians at the college and/or university level, researchers in private industry and education, and/or teachers at the college and/or university level and will all show continued evidence of expertise within their various specialization in G/E psychology. G/E students should anticipate and expect broad exposure to a variety of issues and topics in the field of experimental psychology and, as a result, each student is expected to establish a firm theoretical and academic foundation that will support their later pursuit of more specialized academic interests. This will be in evidence via a broad breadth of knowledge appropriate to receiving a MA and/or PhD in General/Experimental Psychology.
The G/E faculty have two specific goals in mind for students; these include:
Goal 1: Students of the G/E program will demonstrate a base of knowledge regarding the field of experimental psychology, which will extend beyond specialized experimental areas.
Goal 2: Students of the G/E program will demonstrate ability to design, conduct, analyze, and report/disseminate research that advances the scientific study of psychology.
UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.
International Student Requirements:
All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.