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The School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology

Ph.D. in Analytical Psychology

The School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology offers a distinct academic and highly scholastic doctoral program in the broad field of psychology, Ph.D. in Analytical Psychology. The program places major emphases on theory and research. Our doctoral (Ph.D.) graduates typically pursue careers in academic settings. Writing and successfully defending a dissertation is required in this program.

Teaching and research are integrated throughout, and our graduate students have ample opportunities to gain the hands-on research experience in a laboratory setting.

During the first year students develop theoretical knowledge and skill in statistical and research methods. They take courses to ensure an all-embracing understanding of the discipline of psychology. The highly concentrated courses and wide-ranging practicums help them to acquire the basis of knowledge in their particular area of specialization. Through such methodical and rigorous path the students begin a program of research.

During the second year of study, the students prepare for the doctoral qualifying examination and continue their research. The qualifying examination consists of writing a ten-page proposal and successfully articulating its defense with the graduate advisor assigned to the students. Upon successful completion of this important step, students are advanced to candidacy. The remainders of the students’ graduate careers are spent conducting research for, and writing, the doctoral dissertation.

The faculty of the School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology strongly believes that as students acquire knowledge and methodological skills for independent research, they need to be encouraged to develop and pursue their own research questions. As a result, a doctoral dissertation is typically an extension of the student’s own research program.

The School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology offers more than just the traditional online experience. It combines in-class seminars and examinations with online guidance. It provides the doctoral candidates with valuable extra-curricular opportunities to exchange ideas with the established psychologists, psychiatrists and prominent scholars, participate in ethics and moral debates, take part in international joint studies, and attend the ESAP the European Study Abroad Program of Georgian International University which gives our students unique opportunities to study, as well as teach in Europe, and receive full certifications and dual degrees from premier European academic institutions.


*Tuition is based on credit hours and is calculated as $US 250.00 per credit hour

Principle Course Credits
PSY 620 Organizational Psychology 4
PSY 625 Personality Theories 4
PSY 630 Self-Directed Behavior 4
PSY 645 Behavioral Modification in Counsel 4
PSY 650 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse 4
PSY 660 Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents 4
PSY 750 Learning Theory 4
PSY 760 Stereotyping and Prejudice 4
PSY 765 PRACTICUM: Clinical and Research Practicum 4
PSY 770 Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY 775 Social Psychology and Relationships 4
PSY 785 Introduction to Psychotherapy 4
PSY 787 Ethics in Psychology 4
PSY 786 Neuropharmacology and Neuroanatomy 4
PSY 789 Advanced General Psychology 4
PSY 790 Psychology Studies I 4
PSY 795 Psychology Studies II 4
PSY 840 Mathematical Models in Psychology 4
Dissertation Credits
MS 1 Proposal, APA Style, 5 pgs 4
MS 2 Dissertation, APA Style, 30 pgs 4
Total Credits & Tuition Cost 80 $20,000.00


We admit doctoral students on a quarterly basis. The School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology welcomes international students, as well as transfer students into its doctoral programs.


  1. A transcript(s) with undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or instead a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test score of 550 on the verbal and 600 on the quantitative portion. In some cases Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be also acceptable.
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation from the school(s) previously attended.
  3. TOEFL score for international students.


6 Credits Psychology
3 Credits Analytical Psychology

Prior undergraduate or graduate courses in which a grade of B- or higher was attained can be used to meet the prerequisites of the program. Areas in which the student does not have prior coursework can have the necessary requirements met by taking the following foundation courses at Georgian International University:

PSY 515 – Cognitive Psychology
PSY 500 – Approaches to Psychology
PSY 460 – Introductory Analytical Psychology

Truly exceptional applicants, who do not meet the enrollment requirements, still may be considered for the program. They must be interviewed in person and evaluated by the Graduate Committee. Taking additional prerequisite courses will be a part of the provisional admission. Prospective applicants must take under consideration that the university rarely makes such exceptions.