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  • Department of Psychology

    GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK

    for Ph.D. DOCTORAL PROGRAM

    with Master of Arts Along the Way

    AUGUST 2020-21

    11/03/2020

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    Table of Contents WELCOME LETTER FROM THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR ..................................................... iii MISSION STATEMENT .............................................................................................................. iv GENERAL INFORMATION ......................................................................................................... 1

    UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ........ 1 INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COMMUNICATION ................................................................... 1 Department Web Page ................................................................................................................ 1 USF Email Account and Box Lab Folders ................................................................................. 1 Departmental Listservs ............................................................................................................... 3

    PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT DIVERSITY COMMITTEE…………….………………………3 APAGS and gradPSYCH MAGAZINE ..................................................................................... 4 FLORIDA RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS and Their Impact on Tuition Rates .................... 4

    ACADEMICS ................................................................................................................................. 6 REQUIRED PROGRAM OF STUDY ....................................................................................... 6 Course Waivers and Credit Transfers ......................................................................................... 6 THESIS/M.A. Along the Way REQUIREMENTS .................................................................... 7 Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 7 Thesis/M.A. Committee .............................................................................................................. 8 Thesis Research .......................................................................................................................... 9 M.A. Along the Way Degree .................................................................................................... 10 General University Requirements ............................................................................................. 11 Departmental Requirements...................................................................................................... 12 Students Entering with a Master’s Degree................................................................................ 12 PH.D. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................ 12 General University Requirements ............................................................................................. 13 Ph.D. Comprehensive Qualifying Examination........................................................................ 13 Ph.D. Committee ....................................................................................................................... 13 Requirements for Admission to Doctoral Candidacy ............................................................... 14 Specialization Requirement ...................................................................................................... 15 Tools of Research Requirement ................................................................................................ 16 Residency Requirements for the Ph.D. ..................................................................................... 16 Dissertation ............................................................................................................................... 16 COURSE LOAD ....................................................................................................................... 19 General University Requirements ............................................................................................. 19 Departmental Requirements...................................................................................................... 20 Leave of Absence and Time Limit Extensions ......................................................................... 22 Vacations/Extended Time Away .............................................................................................. 22 TRANSFER AMONG CONCENTRATIONS ......................................................................... 22 TEACHING EXPERIENCE ..................................................................................................... 23 RESEARCH REQUIREMENT ................................................................................................ 23 STUDENT EVALUATION ..................................................................................................... 24

    CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................... 25 REQUIRED STUDY FOR THE PH.D. IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ............................... 25 REQUIRED STUDY FOR THE PH.D. IN COGNITION, NEUROSCIENCE, AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY ........................................................................................................................ 37 Specialization in Developmental Psychology ........................................................................... 46

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    Interdisciplinary Specialization in Speech/Language/ Hearing Sciences ................................. 46 REQUIRED STUDY FOR THE PH.D. IN INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ........................................................................................................................ 47 Specialization in Occupational Health Psychology .................................................................. 48

    PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT ..................................................................................................... 49 Harassment ................................................................................................................................ 49 Inappropriate Relationship between an Instructor or Research Supervisor and a Student ....... 50 Academic Integrity.................................................................................................................... 51 Procedures for Discussing and Reporting Unprofessional Conduct ......................................... 51 Procedures for Filing a Grievance ............................................................................................ 51

    RESEARCH .................................................................................................................................. 52 COMPUTER SERVICES FOR ................................................................................................ 52 GRADUATE STUDENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY ...................................................................... 52 Psychology’s Open Use Computer Lab .................................................................................... 52 Exam Scanning Station ............................................................................................................. 52 USF Computer Services ............................................................................................................ 52 USF Virtual Library .................................................................................................................. 53 Malware Information ................................................................................................................ 53 RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS ................................................................................................ 53 Gaining Approval for Research ................................................................................................ 53 Suggestions for Dealing with Sensitive Data............................................................................ 53 USE OF USF ONLINE PARTICIPANT POOL ...................................................................... 54

    FINANCIAL SUPPORT, EQUIPMENT, SPACE, ...................................................................... 59 AND OTHER RESEARCH-RELATED RESOURCES .............................................................. 59

    Financial Resources .................................................................................................................. 59 Awards ...................................................................................................................................... 60 Research Funding...................................................................................................................... 61 Travel ........................................................................................................................................ 62 Associations .............................................................................................................................. 62

    Sponsored Research ...................................................................................................................... 63 Equipment ................................................................................................................................. 63 Software .................................................................................................................................... 63 Space .......................

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