As a PhD candidate in behavior analysis you will conduct independent research leading to a scientific dissertation of high international standard.
Aims and contents
Behavior analysis as a discipline includes experimental, applied and conceptual behavior analysis – with varied and interesting research questions in all three areas. Behavior analysis is an academic scientific discipline with the advantage of built-in practical usefulness. It is of high societal importance to have a demonstrably effective technology for promoting behavioral change.
The candidates’ workplaces will be in connection with labgroups that are organized around research projects. The candidates will perform an independent research project that forms the basis for a doctoral dissertation and a public defense of this dissertation. This part of the program constitutes 150 ECTS credits.
All courses are taught in Pilestredet, Oslo.
It is possible to apply for single courses. More information can be found in Course overview.
There is ongoing admission to the PhD programme.
In order to be admitted to the PhD programme, the applicant must have a five year Master's Degree or equivalent, which the university college has approved as basis for admission to the PhD programme.
FactsPhD programme in Behavior analysis Individual. 180 ECTS 3 years, full time Pilestredet, Oslo Norwegian and English No fees.
Academic coordinator: Ingunn Sandaker
Administrative coordinator: Kim Henrik Ruud
The candidate will receive advanced training in theories and methods which will provide a foundation for independent and objective thinking suitable for research in the field of behavior analysis.
A graduate from the Ph.D. program in behavior analysis will be qualified for high level research and teaching positions in academic institutions. The program will give the graduates qualifications for applied and clinical work.Close