Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology program trains students in experimental approaches to psychology, including specialization in:

  • Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience,
  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, and
  • Social and Personality Psychology.

Students also benefit from cross-area research clusters in Diversity Science, Affective Science, and Personality Processes. Our faculty members are engaged in innovative research programs focused on studying and intervening in behavior through diverse methods and approaches, from micro to macro, with an aim of improving human health and well-being.

The objectives of the PhD program are:

  • To prepare students to conduct high quality research, to direct research by others, and to communicate research findings through teaching and writing.
  • To prepare students for careers in academic settings or organizations that involve practical solutions to personal, social, or organizational problems.

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program