ph.d. graduate program

overview // Ph.D. program

Students apply to one of four concentrations: Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Neural Science, Developmental Psychology, or Social Psychology. These four areas provide a home base for faculty members and graduate students; however, students move easily across these areas pursuing research interests and projects. There is an explicit cross-area program in health, and cross area interests in sexuality, developmental psychopathology, and biological bases of behavior.

collaborative research

A unique feature of our program is the highly collaborative environment that exists among researchers within areas, across areas, and with other departments such as Computer Science, Medicine, etc. A strength of this approach to graduate training is that it allows a fresh perspective to familiar questions and produces findings that are relevant to the field as a whole, not just a select niche.