Doctorate Study Program in Psychology

Psychology is the art and science of human behavior that studies mental and neural processes that underlie an individual's way of behaving. It also explores social, cultural, and environmental factors that shape and affect behavior. Our program is designed to facilitate doctoral students in their endeavors to explore and build an in-depth understanding of their respective areas of competencies. Our program is also devoted to establishing the students' advanced mastery of research methodologies, research work, and academic writing and publishing. We strive to deliver the highest quality of education, enabling every doctoral graduate from our program to have an outstanding career and achievements in research and academic activities.


National: Accredited A (BAN-PT)

Credit Requirements

36 – 50 SKS (credit system)

Duration of Study

4 years or 8 semesters

Degree Title

Dr. (Doktor)


IDR 19,000,000 per semester.

Global Mobility

International academic mobility, both outbound and inbound, is made possible by the extensive networks of international collaborations and partnerships provided by the UGM Faculty of Psychology. Opportunities are available.

Career Prospects

Most of our graduates earn a significant boost in their respective careers, particularly in academic settings. Many leading psychology professors, researchers, and lecturers of universities across Indonesia are from our doctoral program. Those working in consulting and professional psychology, both in the public and private sectors, have also reportedly gained career acceleration upon completing their studies here.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our program will have the following qualities:

  1. In-depth understanding of ethical and professional conduct in research and academic profession,
  2. Advanced mastery of theories, models, and concepts in the field of competence,
  3. Advanced mastery of research methodologies and research instruments,
  4. Advanced ability to identify research problems, develop a research design, and manage research work,
  5. Mastery of skills in academic writing and presentation,
  6. Graduates are also required to publish articles in international and national journals.