Ph.D. in Psychology


    (Ph.D.) in Psychology is a three-year intensive doctorate programme for students seeking to advance their research careers and expertise. The programme delivers a rigorous blend of extensive knowledge, hands-on experience, and research methodologies, created for students aiming to elevate their understanding of psychological science and research capabilities. The programme strongly immerses students in the dissertation research project, where they conduct original research. This process involves formulating a unique research question, employing sophisticated research methodologies, and presenting findings through written and oral examinations.

    Full-Time Scholars

    Scholars are required to devote full time on campus for the Ph.D. Programme. Some scholars may be offered a teaching/research/project assistantship. The selected scholars will be required to assist in teaching/laboratories and other developmental work under the guidance
    of a mentor.

    Sponsored Scholars

    Employees of organizations/industries having collaborations with the university can enroll under this category.

    Part-Time Scholars

    Scholars working in organizations situated in close vicinity of the university can enroll under this category.

    Connecting Talent to Dream Careers

    At KRMU, we extend our commitment to excellence and career development beyond studies, offering robust placement assistance for our Ph.D. in Psychology graduates. Recognizing the advanced skill set and specialized knowledge our doctoral students possess, we have a strong connection with a range of leading organizations and institutions.

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    Placement Assistance
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    Career Options

    After completing your degree, a multitude of career avenues await you. The diversity of options ensures that you can find a role that aligns with your interests and expertise. Below are several sectors where your qualifications can lead to rewarding and impactful careers:

    • Clinical Psychologist: With a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in clinical work allows you to diagnose and treat mental health disorders.
    • Academic Researcher: An academic researcher conducts studies, publishes papers, contributes new knowledge to the field of psychology.  .
    • Organizational Psychologist: Organizational psychologists apply psychological theories to solve problems in human resource management, training and development, and employee satisfaction.
    • Neuropsychologist: Neuropsychologists assess and treat patients with brain injuries or neurological conditions.
    • Forensic Psychologist: Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles within the legal and criminal justice systems.

    Hear straight from our Students

    Raman Sharma

    Embarking on the journey of a PhD in Psychology at KRMU has been an enriching experience. The faculty's expertise and guidance have been invaluable, allowing me to delve deeper into my research interests and contribute meaningfully to the field. The supportive academic environment and state-of-the-art facilities have truly enhanced my learning journey.

    Radhika Singh

    Studying for my PhD in Psychology at KRMU has been nothing short of transformative. The program's interdisciplinary approach, coupled with opportunities for collaborative research, has broadened my horizons and equipped me with the skills necessary to tackle complex psychological phenomena. I am grateful for the mentorship and resources provided, which have been instrumental in shaping my academic and professional growth.

    Programme  Outcomes

    • Becoming more employable: One of the reasons why you should opt for a Ph.D. in Psychology is that it will enhance your employability. After studying Psychology, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from. Having knowledge in multiple avenues will also help you in getting a good starting salary package.

    • Gaining confidence in communication: Another reason why you should consider getting a Psychology degree is that you will get the confidence to communicate with all sorts of people.

    • Global Communication: By opting for this course, you will be able to communicate different messages with and enterprises all over the world. This will eliminate any barriers when it comes to global communication.

    Programme  Highlights Psychology programme is designed under the guidance of highly qualified and widely recognized faculty in their respective fields.

    Ph.D. Programme is for curious individuals who want to work at cutting-edge research and expand the frontier of human knowledge.

    Ph.D. Programme is based on the research carried out by the scholars under the guidance of the Supervisor/Co-Supervisor(s).


    • Candidates are required to download the Ph.D. admission form from the university website (click here) and submit it completely filled in all respects with copies of all the documents. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written examination and interview. They will be required to pay a Registration-cum-Processing fee of INR 5000 (Refundable).

    • Admission to Ph.D. in Psychology programme will be based on the overall performance in the PostGraduate degree, Entrance Examination, Personal Interview and positions available. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC NET-qualified candidates and those having sponsored projects.


    • Written Entrance Test: It will broadly test the research aptitude and ability to comprehend. Candidates with NET, GATE, M Phil. or equivalent qualifications may be exempted from the entrance examination.

    • Personal Interview: Candidates who clear the written entrance examination will be selected for the personal interview. The interview will be conducted by the Interview Board of the University to comprehensively judge in-depth knowledge in the concerned subject/area and the ability to do research.
      Admitted candidates will be required to pay the first installment of the Ph.D. Programme fee and security deposit within the specified time to confirm admission

    Who Should

    The Ph.D. in psychology is designed for students passionate about the study of the human mind and behaviour, aiming to contribute significant research to the field. Ideal candidates are those who envision a career in academia, research institutions, or specialized sectors such as clinical, counselling, educational, industrial-organizational, or forensic psychology. This programme is suited for individuals with a strong foundation in psychology, excellent analytical and research skills, and a commitment to rigorous study.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Requirements for a Ph.D. in psychology typically include a bachelor’s degree (not necessarily in psychology), GRE scores (though many programmes now waive this requirement), letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. Research experience and a match between the applicant’s research interests and the faculty’s are crucial.

    The duration of a Ph.D. programme in psychology typically ranges from 3 to 6 years, depending on the student’s research progress, specific programme requirements, and whether the student has already completed relevant graduate coursework

    To pursue Ph.D. in Psychology programme, one needs to have critical research skills, analytical abilities, good communication skills, problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence & patience etc. 

    Pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology is worth considering if you’re passionate about research, aiming for a career in academia, or specialized professional practice. It requires a significant time investment but can lead to advanced research, teaching, and practice opportunities in various psychology fields.

    Commence Your Journey
    in 6 Simple Steps

    Commence Your Journey in 6 Simple Steps

    Start your Application

    Complete payment and submit

    Pay the required Application Fee

    Take an entrance test

    K.R. Mangalam University Entrance Examination (KREE)

    Appear for interaction

    Attend our Faculty-Led Interview.

    Get the admission offer

    You will receive the offer letter after the successful interaction

    Get Enroled

    Be prepared to embark on your journey

    Ph.D. in Psychology