Jane Roberts, Department Chair
Our Ph.D. program prepares graduate students for a psychology career with coursework taught by top researchers and hands-on research and clinical experiences. Students choose a concentration, find a faculty mentor, and explore the concepts that interest them in one of the top two nationally-ranked psychology programs in terms of research productivity. Here, students will gain the training and experience they need to research, teach, or practice psychology and to enter career positions at distinguished universities, institutes, medical centers, schools, hospitals, or private practices.
Doctoral students choose from among four concentrations in Clinical-Community Psychology (APA accredited as a program in clinical psychology), Cognitive and Neural Sciences, Quantitative Psychology, or School Psychology (APA accredited, NASP accredited). Students can also earn their master’s degree on the way to their Ph.D.
Graduate students are permitted to begin the Psychology Ph.D. program only in the Fall term. The application deadline is December 1st.
Applicants should have an undergraduate major in psychology or a closely-related discipline. Admission is highly competitive and is based upon the content of undergraduate and prior graduate courses taken in degree-seeking programs, performance in those courses (GPA of above 3.00 in all courses and above 3.50 in psychology coursework is preferable), letters of recommendation, writing samples, prior research involvement, and (for clinical-community psychology and school psychology programs) prior work and volunteer experiences relevant to the program practice area.
- Psychology, M.A. (restricted to Psychology, Ph.D. students—Clinical-Community concentration only)
- Experimental Psychology, M.A. (restricted to Psychology, Ph.D. students—Cognitive and Neuro Sciences and Quantitative concentrations only)
- School Psychology, M.A. (restricted to Psychology, Ph.D. students—School concentration only)