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Psychology-Language Science

If you want to travel, you´ll usually need good foreign language skills related to the area you wish to work in. For example, if you plan to work in South America, good Spanish is essential, but excellent Spanish will allow you to get on with your work so much more easily. More challenging languages like Arabic can make the competitive NGO/humanitarian job market so much easier to get into. If you learn multiple languages, you´ll be even more flexible and employable.

Students electing the program at Penn State through the Department of Psychology will earn a degree with a dual-title at the PhD level in Psychology and in Language Science. They will have the skills and knowledge to bring the methods and theories of linguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience to bear on central issues in the field of psychology on graduation.

This interdisciplinary field draws on linguistics, psychology, communication sciences and disorders, and cognitive neuroscience, among other disciplines, to address both basic and applied research questions in such areas as first and second language acquisition, developmental and acquired language disorders, literacy, and language pedagogy.

Dual-title degree students will receive interdisciplinary training, enabling them to communicate and collaborate productively with a wide range of colleagues across traditionally distinct disciplinary boundaries.

This training will open up new employment opportunities for students and give them the tools to foster a thriving interdisciplinary culture in their future careers.

Requirements for the Psychology/Language Science Dual-Title Ph.D.

The doctoral degree in Psychology and Language Science is awarded to students who are admitted to the Psychology doctoral program and admitted to the dual-title degree in Language Science.

The minimum course requirements for the dual-title Ph.D. degree in Psychology and Language Science, in addition to the Psychology requirements, are:

  • Major Area (e.g., cognitive, developmental clinical, etc.): 18 credits
  • Breadth: 12 credits outside of the major area (which can be satisfied through courses within other areas of the Psychology Department or through a minor specialization outside of the department)
  • Research Methods/Statistics: Ling 525 or equivalent (note that Psych 507 and 508 satisfy this requirement)
  • Theoretical Linguistics (LING 500 or LING 504; 3 credits)
  • 6 credits, Research internships with two different faculty mentors (students will choose one course among the following: CSD 596, GER 596, LING 596, PSY 596, SPAN 596)
  • 6 credits, Proseminar in the Language Science of Bilingualism (LING 521), Proseminar in Professional Issues in Language Science (LING 522)

See Penn State´s website for more details on these programs. However, bear in mind that programs like this exist all over the world. This is a good site to take advantage of when looking at graduate programs. It also has an extensive list of undergraduate programs available internationally.

So, are you ready to step into the world of the dual degree? It can benefit your greatly, and boost your opportunities. And to really impress admissions staff, you´ll need a compelling personal statement. Let us know if we can help you tell your story like it deserves to be told.

New Age literature and Counseling Psychology

The last decade has seen a huge rise in the popularity New Age philosophies and practices in the West. There are 20 million yoga practitioners in the US alone. Meditation is becoming mainstream. Astrology, tarot, mediumship, spiritual retreats and many other New Age practices are now becoming more widely accepted, and so is related literature, whether online or offline.

The jump between New Age literature and counselling psychology has never been a great one, but many books that combine the two are now available, such as “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo, which is a bestselling Zen Philosophy book on de-cluttering the home, and “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, which was originally published in 1997, but has seen recently become very popular again. It deals with how to design a personal code of conduct for a meaningful life, and sits in the spirituality and personal transformation section.

Psychology and Women´s Studies

Women´s Studies and psychology can also lead you into the developing world, if you allow it.

However, programs are a little thin on the ground. Penn State Psychology, for example, is one of only two graduate programs in the U.S. to offer a dual degree Ph.D. in Women’s Studies and Psychology.

Students in the dual-title degree program will receive the M.S. and/or Ph.D. in “Women’s Studies and Psychology” on program completion at Penn State.

The Psychology requirements are no different than those for students seeking the Psychology degree alone—the difference with the dual-degree is that students must also take Women’s Studies required and approved classes.

After a student is admitted to Psychology, she or he may apply to Women’s Studies for admission to the dual-degree program. Women’s Studies has to determine whether to admit the student.

Penn State recommends that students take at least one required Women’s Studies seminar and complete their first year in the Psychology graduate program before applying for admission. You must meet the following requirements, too:

  • 18 credits in psychology area (Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, I/O, Social)
  • English language
  • 6 credit stats sequence (taken first year)
  • Master's thesis
  • Dissertation
  • Clinical students must also complete Clinical Area graduate requirements
  • WMNST 501, 507, and one WMNST seminar taught by Women’s Studies core faculty
  • 9 additional credits Women's Studies course work (qualifying seminars in Psychology may also count toward Psychology degree requirements)
  • At least one member of the MS thesis committee and two of the comprehensive exam and PhD dissertation committee must be a core or affiliate member of the Women's Studies faculty member.
  • Women's Studies faculty members on the doctoral committee will be responsible for administering a comprehensive examination in Women's Studies.
  • Research for the master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation must be relevant to Women's Studies.