GCU’s online PhD in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction aims to help professionals prepare to work with diverse adult learning communities. Students will study how cognitive processes inform the most effective instructional strategies.
The program is based in an empirical, research-based approach. Through the Qualitative Research specialization, students will develop a research study to gain insight into how and why people think, believe, and behave in a particular way. By exploring processes including memory, reasoning, intelligence, motivation, and learning, impact can be made in how instruction takes place in formal education settings.
Successful completion of this doctorate program can benefit those currently employed as or interested in pursuing roles as:
- University level faculty
- Government contractors
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.4 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Two residencies are required.