UCF Psychology

Ph.D. Applied Experimental Human Factors

Human Factors

Applied Experimental and Human Factors (AEHF) Ph.D.

A Ph.D. professional’s degree track in Human Factors Psychology, accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, is offered to those with a baccalaureate or master’s degree in psychology or an allied area. The track seeks to develop the capacity to design, conduct, and apply human factors research in a variety of professional settings. It is patterned on the scientist-practitioner model of the American Psychological Association (APA) and adheres to guidelines established by the committee for Education and Training of APA’s Division 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology). A variety of research, consulting, and internship arrangements are included in the track. Students receive training in the content and techniques of human factors psychology–including statistical and quantitative procedures, experimental design, survey methods, computer techniques, and other research methodologies. Students must also select a concentration area, which may be in human-computer interaction, human-machine-environment interface, human performance, human factors in simulation and training, or other areas of interest with the adviser’s authorization. A dissertation representing a significant research contribution to the field is required.

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Degree Requirements

The Ph.D. is designed to be obtained in 3-4 years of full-time study from the baccalaureate level and in 2-3 years from the master’s level. (A minimum of one year full-time student status is required.) For students who enter with a baccalaureate degree, the program requires 84 semester hours minimum. Students who enter with a master’s degree will be granted up to 30 hours of transfer credit with approval of the program faculty, and will also be required to complete a minimum of 60 semester hours at UCF.


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Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Ph.D. training program in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology, please contact:
Dr. Mustapha Mouloua, Professor and Program Director
407-823-2910
Mustapha.Mouloua@ucf.edu

Ms. Dolores Romero-Aldana, AEHF PhD Program Assistant
407-823-3919
Dolores.Romero-Aldana@ucf.edu