photo of a student and teacher in the uah psychology lab
Learning Goals
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and explore important problems in the modern world through the application of psychological approaches by conducting original and independent research in the laboratory or the field.
  • Critically evaluate and determine the validity of research performed by others.
  • Develop oral and written communication skills necessary to creatively produce research and effectively communicate these research findings to both academic and lay audiences.
  • Develop teaching expertise through lectures to psychology students, industry professionals, or conference presentations, depending on the career plans of the student.
  • Synthesize principles of basic and advanced statistics and research methods to independently design and conduct applied experimental psychology research.
Employment Outcomes
  • Those obtaining a Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology will have employment opportunities both in academic and industry settings throughout the United States and abroad. 
  • Additionally, the program is ideal for those whose technical careers in STEM-related fields have given them much in the way of practical technical experience, but who are looking to advance their positions into areas of leadership and development within their organizations. There are many opportunities for collaborative research at the interface of Engineering and Psychology at UAH
  • There are also many jobs that are anticipated to emerge in the future due to the ever-changing human social, emotional, economic, political, and environmental needs.