Two Basic Methods Courses (6 hours)1
PSYC 709 3 hrs Basic Quantitative Methods I
PSYC 710 3 hrs Basic Quantitative Methods II
One Advanced Quantitative Methods Course (3 hours)2
PSYC 702E 3 hrs Experimental Design
PSYC 821 3 hrs Psychological Measurement
PSYC 823 3 hrs Multivariate Analysis
PSYC 824 3 hrs Seminar in Quantitative Methods
PSYC 825 3 hrs Introduction to Statistical Mediation Analysis
One Advanced Area Methods Course (3 hours)
Course to be selected in conjunction with the students advising committee and with the approval of the program director. Can include additional advanced quantitative courses as well as more specialized courses in research methods offered as PSYC 888 Special Topics courses.
Ethics & Professional Development Courses (3 hours)
PSYC 792A 1 hrs Responsible Conduct of Research in Psychology and Neuroscience
PSYC 792B 1 hrs Issues and ethics in Research and Teaching in Psychology
1 additional hr, to be approved by student’s advising committee. (in most cases, PSYC 790 – College Teaching of Psychology)
Breadth Courses (6 hours)
Breadth courses are electives whose focus is outside the student’s primary area of study, but can be complementary to their research focus. Courses should be selected in conjunction with the student’s advising committee and approved by the program director.
Core Area Courses (6 hours)
Specialized seminar courses necessary for the student’s curriculum and research goals. Typically, these are core courses within the Department of Psychology, however with approval of the advising committee and graduate program director survey courses from other departments can be substituted (e.g., PHPH, Public Health, School of Medicine, Statistics)
Electives (21 hours)
Additional training tailored to each student to enhance specialized training in the field. Elective courses can include seminars and laboratory work done as individual research credit hours (PSYC 889; maximum 9 hrs). At least six of these credit hours must be done under the direction of a graduate faculty member other than the major professor. Elective courses may be taught by any graduate program or professional school at the University of South Carolina, although typically a student will take at least some of his or her elective courses within the program. Your Advising Committee must approve all elective courses. You must submit an Approval of Elective Courses to your committee. The standard time to do so is during your yearly Advising Committee Evaluation meeting. Electives are tailored to each student to enhance specialized training in the field.
Dissertation Research Credits (12 hours)
The Graduate School requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of Dissertation Preparation (PSYC 899).
Total Credits = 60 hours
1Basic Quantitative Methods 1 & 2 can also be satisfied by any of the following alternative sequences: BIOS 757, 758; STAT 700, 701; STAT 702, 703; EDRM 710, 711; NURS 810, 811.
2One Advanced Quantitative Methods Course may be satisfied by any three 3-credit hour quantitative or statistical graduate courses from another program (e.g., Public Health, School of Medicine, Statistics, College of Education).