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PhD Minor

Candidates for the PhD degree in other departments may elect a minor in Psychology. 

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree in other departments may elect to take a minor in Psychology. To obtain a minor, the student must complete 20 units of course work at the graduate level in the Department of Psychology. Crosslisted graduate courses can be used to satisfy this requirement. All courses counting toward the Ph.D. minor must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of 'B-' or better. If the course is not offered for a letter grade, it cannot be counted towards the PhD minor.

Courses taken in spring quarter 2020 with S or CR grades count towards the PhD minor requirements. This exception accommodates the University's policy to only offer courses on a Satisfactory / No Credit basis during the online-only quarter during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Those interested in applying may complete the application form or contact Psychology Student Services for more information.

2020-21 Grad Policy

We recognize that the pandemic and remote research and instruction has generated unprecedented challenges for you. Therefore, the faculty voted to implement temporary changes to the graduate program requirements for 2020-21 to afford you greater flexibility to navigate these challenging times.

Under the 2020-2021 academic year policy

  • Graduate students will be able to enroll and take all classes for either letter grade or S/NC.
  • This grading policy extends to the core and quant courses that under our standard program guidelines require  a letter grade of B- or higher.
  • Either an S grade or a letter grade of C- or higher on all core and quant courses will be counted towards fulfilling degree requirements.