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Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.
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Is the PhD in Psychology in Cognition and Instruction Right for You?

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Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is designed to prepare educational professionals to teach diverse adult educational communities. Learners in this program attend Doctoral Residencies, practice scholarly research and study a broad range of topics that apply to instruction and learning outcomes. If you are wondering if this PhD in psychology in cognition and instruction program is right for you, then consider the following questions:

What are Your Career Goals?

After completing this program, you may be prepared to pursue a university- or college-level position, such as a faculty member or researcher. Also, this program’s curriculum can help you grow your knowledge of learning and enhance your skills as a professional in instructional and applied settings.

How Much Flexibility Do You Need?

GCU’s PhD in psychology in cognition and instruction is available through online classes, meaning that you can advance your abilities and career when and where it is convenient for you.

Are You Interested in Researching Learning?

This PhD program may be ideal for professionals who wish to embrace a research-based approach to learning. While earning this degree, you take a research-based approach as you grow your understanding of mental and thought processes.

What Areas Do You Want to Study?

As you pursue this degree, you review many topics that relate to cognition and instruction. For example, in this program, you will study approaches to inquiry, cognitive science, human learning and social cognition. You will also explore various areas of psychology, such as psychoanalytic strategies, ethical issues in psychology, the application of theories of cognitive psychology to learning and humanistic, transpersonal and existential (HTE) psychology.

Do you feel that Grand Canyon University’s PhD in psychology in cognition and instruction is the right doctoral program for you? If so, then please visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page to learn how to get started.