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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Prospective Students

Training Features of all PhD Programs

All of our doctoral programs are characterized by:

  • collegiality and collaboration across all programs fostering cross-program, interdisciplinary research and courses
  • emphasis on individualized mentoring relationships between students and faculty
  • research mentorship with an emphasis on publishing
  • funding for graduate student research and ample opportunities to present in lab meetings and research groups
  • preparation for teaching via opportunities to teach and a seminar course on teaching
  • students viewed as junior colleagues, with high value placed on your ideas and input
  • travel funds to present papers at local and national conferences
  • student participation on departmental committees and on major issues and decisions
  • 2 in-house training clinics: Center for Child and Family Psychology and Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic
  • state-of-the-art research labs and classrooms
  • research collaborations with nearby universities and medical school