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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Graduate Study


The Department of Psychology offers three doctoral degree programs:

  1. Affective, Social, Cognitive Psychology
    Study the intricacies of human emotional and social processes from neuroscience and social perspectives, and learn to conduct research to better understand how these processes work and what they influence. Study how the mind works in areas such as memory, executive functions, reading and language processes, and unconscious cognition. You can also train in methods ranging from behavioral experiments to neural modeling, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), behavioral genetics and psychophysiology.
  2. Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in clinical child)
    Our clinical program focuses on conducting scientific research that allows you to assess, understand, and address child psychopathology and its many contributing environmental and social factors.
  3. Developmental Psychology
    Take advantage of our research resources to gain greater insight into humans' developmental processes—including biological, cultural, social and psychophysiological factors.

Note: Students in each program may also include a specialization in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
If you are interested in how biology relates to psychological development, consider this specialization, which is available to all graduate students in the department.