The Psychology program in the Department of Psychology is oriented toward training qualified students to pursue careers in research, teaching and professional practice. Concentrations include: Affective/Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. We also offer a specialization in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN).
The department has a collegial and collaborative research atmosphere with lots of cross- discipline research, much of which is supported by external grants. There is an emphasis on individualized tutorial relationships between students and faculty. Our training model allows students to function as junior colleagues. Our students are successful in publishing in prestigious journals, winning pre-doctoral grants and obtaining their first choices for clinical internships. Since the majority of our graduate students are preparing for academic careers that include some teaching, we also provide training in teaching.
Graduate students are supported with both tuition waivers and stipends. We think of ourselves as a psychology department that offers not only an intellectually stimulating environment, but also a congenial environment.