Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology (HFC) PhD.
A Ph.D. professional’s degree track in Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology, accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, is offered to those with a baccalaureate or master’s degree in psychology or an allied area. The track seeks to develop the capacity to design, conduct, and apply human factors and cognitive psychology research in a variety of professional settings. It is patterned on the scientist-practitioner model of the American Psychological Association (APA) and adheres to guidelines established by the committee for Education and Training of APA’s Division 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology). A variety of research, consulting, and internship arrangements are included in the track. Students receive training in the content and techniques of human factors and cognitive psychology–including statistical and quantitative procedures, experimental design, survey methods, computer techniques, and other research methodologies. Students also select a concentration area, which may be in human-computer interaction, human-machine-environment interface, human performance, human factors in simulation and training, or other areas of interest with the adviser’s authorization. A dissertation representing a significant research contribution to the field is required.
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The Ph.D. is designed to be obtained in 4-5 years of full-time study from the baccalaureate level and in 3-4 years from the master’s level. (A minimum of one year full-time student status is required.) For students who enter with a baccalaureate degree, the program requires 74 semester hours minimum. Students who enter with a master’s degree may be granted up to 30 hours of transfer credit with approval of the program faculty, and will also be required to complete a minimum of 60 semester hours at UCF.
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- To apply, please click the following link: UCF Graduate Admissions
Links to More Information
- The Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. Program Handbook (Note: This handbook is the primary source of a wealth of information about our program. Many of your questions can be answered by looking through this detailed handbook.)
- UCF Graduate Studies
- UCF Graduate Financial Matters
- UCF HFES Student Chapter
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
If you have any questions regarding the Ph.D. training program in Human Factors & Cognitive Psychology, please contact:
- Dr. James Szalma, Associate Professor and Program Director
- Ms. Mikala Armioia, HFC PhD Program Assistant
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112
ETS PPI: 5233