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Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN

Psychology, major in Developmental Psychology

PhD in Psychology, major in Developmental Psychology, is a graduate program designed for students who have acquired a graduate degree in Psychology and wish to pursue higher studies and specialization in Developmental Psychology. Those who have acquired a graduate degree in a non-psychology program may also qualify provided that the necessary prerequisites and courses for the program are met.

In this program, students are trained to specialize in developmental psychology. They are provided with knowledge and skills pertaining to the nature of human development in various domains (i.e. cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, moral, and physical) throughout the lifespan.

At the end of the program, graduates may work towards a certification as a specialist in Developmental Psychology. They may also become Human Development Consultants, Developmental Psychologists (engaging in research, assessment, program development and interventions), Parenting Experts, Academicians, and Administrators of Human Services Agencies.

What will I study?

Career-relevant topics to be covered in your stay in the Department include:

  • Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Researches for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Theories of Personality
  • Advanced Psychological Assessment
  • Advanced Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Infancy and Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Adulthood
  • Program Development for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies in Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Health Psychology
  • Advanced Positive Psychology
  • Current and Emerging Trends in Psychology
  • Total Program Units: 43 units
    Course Work: 43
    Internship 1: 6
    Internship 2: 6 (optional)
    Dissertation: 12

  • Standard Completion Time: 3.5 years

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Accreditation

This program has Level IV accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). More Information >

Why pursue your graduate degree in Psychology at Miriam College?

  • Integrates theory and practice to empower students to become effective contributors in the field of specialization
  • Links with local and international institutions to ensure curriculum that is timely, culturally relevant, and innovative
  • Encourages sensitivity among students in recognizing relevant issues related to human development, particularly in local and regional community settings
  • Emphasizes on training skilled psychologists that can support individuals and families in normative or difficult circumstances
  • Engages in sub-programs that promote community extension services (“Padayon”), college community well-being (“Pamati”), student-faculty training and collaboration (“Talasan”), and other academic, cultural, and social partnerships (“Ugnayan”)
  • Trains and mentors from a dynamic roster of faculty that bring in extensive wealth of experience from respective fields of expertise, are nationally recognized, and internationally-trained

“Padayon” is a Visayan term that means “continuing on”; “Pamati” is a Waray/Visayan term that means “to listen”; “Talasan” is a Tagalog term that means “to sharpen”; “Ugnayan” is a Tagalog term that means “relationship”.

Career Path

Graduates of PhD in Psychology, major Developmental Psychology, may look into the following fields as career options:

  • Psychologist providing psychological services in:
    • Psychological and neuro-developmental assessment
    • Program development with specialization in human development and specific life stages
    • Psychotherapy
  • Specialist in human development
  • Faculty in the undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Mentor and supervisor for MA level
  • Program Development
  • Researcher
  • Consultancy Work

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