Can I pursue a PhD in Human Factors and Engineering Psychology with my Psychology degree?
The answer to this question is a definite "Yes". Once you graduate with your Psychology degree, you will need to first earn a Masters’ before earning PhD., either from another school or the same school you attend for PhD training. When you go to earn a PhD you are committing yourself to training in research, with the hope of a job at a college or university, working for the government (e.g., developing technology for the Air Force), or beginning a career with a private. Your job will likely involve designing, improving, and implementing various types of technology to make man-machine interaction more efficient.
The PhD path typically requires 4-6 years of graduate school so that you can ultimately complete your dissertation (research project). At many schools you do NOT pay tuition. In addition, at many schools you receive a stipend--salary for serving as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA). Always check with graduate programs about financial support before you apply.
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