Graduate Program Areas

Graduate students in the Department of Psychology may choose from three different program areas: Clinical Studies; Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social; and Community, Cultural, and Developmental. Graduate training in each of these areas is based on a mentorship model in which students develop research skills through close collaboration with faculty. Although each student will have one primary advisor, students are encouraged to gain additional research experience with other faculty both within and outside of their chosen program area to gain familiarity with a variety of research methods and lines of inquiry. 

Clinical Psychology

Integrating science and practice to enhance psychological knowledge, health, and well-being.

Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social

Cells to society: Understanding basic mechanisms of brain and behavior within social contexts.

Community, Cultural, and Developmental

Expanding psychology’s reach through the integration of community, culture, and development.