Graduate programs in the Department of Psychology include a Master of Science degree (earned along the way to a Ph.D. – we do not have terminal master’s degree programs) and a Ph.D. in five areas of specialization.
Psychology faculty members are engaged in innovative research programs in a diverse range of specializations. Recognized both nationally and internationally, the department’s faculty members have received numerous awards for research and teaching. Collectively, the faculty hold significant funding through research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, as well as other federal and/or state agencies.
The Department enrolls approximately 100 graduate students and offers numerous opportunities for student collaboration with faculty. The student-faculty ratio is roughly 3:1, which allows individualized attention to develop research and/or professional skills.
All graduate students admitted to the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences are provided a fellowship or assistantship that pays a competitive monthly salary. Almost all students keep their fellowship or assistantship for their entire period of graduate studies, four or five years. Office space, computers, and funds to travel to professional conventions are also provided.
All of the programs within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences support an active speaker series that brings to campus many faculty members from other universities each year. This series provides exposure to different perspectives on the field and the opportunity to network with professors at other institutions.