For individuals who
Are seeking an advanced degree. Want to specialize in a particular area of psychology.
Research training and experience. Faculty mentorship within the department.
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Case Manager
- Clinical Counseling
Students pursing a Psychology Ph.D., who have not previously received a master’s degree in Psychology or a related ﬁeld, typically complete the requirements for the M.S. degree in the ﬁrst two years of their Ph.D. program training. As part of the student’s graduate training, students complete course work in areas of departmental research emphasis, as well as methods courses and breadth requirements. Each student will gain research experience under the supervision of a faculty mentor and complete a thesis. Students are not admitted for the sole pursuit of a terminal master's degree.
Our doctoral program accommodates approximately 20 students, with approximately four new Ph.D. degrees awarded each year. Training in the program includes course work in the student's area of emphasis, as well as methods courses, breadth requirements, and research experience under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Training and experience in college-level teaching is an important part of the program, and students also receive training and experience in grant writing.
Students are routinely supported through research and teaching assistantships. Applicants are considered based on scholarship and potential to undertake advanced study and research. All students who submit complete applications to the program by the appropriate deadlines are considered for assistantships. Doctoral students are eligible for university fellowships that are awarded on a competitive basis.