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The Human Factors Psychology concentration prepares students as scientists/practitioners with expertise in areas of technology application such as military simulation, surface and air transportation, medical simulation and error analysis, cybersecurity, and team processes. The Ph.D. program in human factors at ODU follows the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing psychological theory and behavioral science. ODU faculty members understand the fundamental and ancillary areas of human factors, and they are well versed in statistics and research methodology. At ODU, you will gain an appreciation of the broader organizational context for practicing human factors, and you will receive valuable practical experience. We encourage students to make innovative and professional contributions to the field. Our performance expectations and standards are high; however, faculty members are committed to your success. The learning environment is open, nurturing, and cooperative, and students are encouraged to be active partners in the learning process.
The Ph.D. concentration in Human Factors is designed to adhere to the accreditation standard of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).
The Program has been accredited by HFES since 2011.
The general philosophy and plan of the HF psychology concentration at Old Dominion University is to provide graduate training consisting of four phases.
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of the instructor. Course introduces students to the fundamental principles of human-computer interaction. Exposes students to basic psychological concepts and shows how they are used to create effective interface designs. Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of interface design.
The application and evaluation of psychological principles and research relating human behavior to the design of tools, technology, and the work environment. Theory, methods, and application are emphasized. Prerequisites: PSYC 731/PSYC 831 and PSYC 741/PSYC 841 or equivalents or permission of the instructor.
Experiential survey of methods, measures, techniques, and prototyping tools available for human factors investigations in laboratory and field settings. The design and execution of experimental investigations utilizing the measures and tools are emphasized.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Human Factors Psychology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Official scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
Official transcripts of all prior academic work.
Three reference letters, at least two of which are from former college/university teachers or research supervisors.
A brief statement outlining personal goals and academic objectives.
Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit a writing sample.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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