Program Overview

The largest doctoral program in the College of Liberal Arts, the Psychology Department offers concentrations in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Social Psychology.  Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary program in Developmental Psychopathology and an interdisciplinary certificate program in Neuroscience.

Students Interested in receiving a Specialization in Neuroscience through the Neuroscience Program should visit their website .

Programs of Study

The department of psychology has 4 areas of study in the doctoral program. They are:

Admissions Process

The Department of Psychology has four Ph.D Programs:  Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical, Developmental, and Social. A student is ultimately accepted into a specific program. However, all Ph.D. applicants must meet the requirements for admission. Learn more about the admissions requirements for our Ph.D program and about the application procedure.


Individuals earning Ph.D. degrees in Psychology have moved on to a variety of interesting and fulfilling positions.  We have been consistently successful in placing our graduates in the types of positions they were hoping to obtain. At the present time, it is typical for most individuals with newly-earned Psychology Ph.D. degrees to go on to postdoctoral research positions, and this holds for our students as well.  Many of our graduates secure prestigious postdoctoral positions, where they bring their skills and knowledge to the highest levels.  Many of those students then obtain faculty positions at well-known institutions, where they carry out cutting-edge research in diverse areas from behavioral neuroscience to clinical science.  Other students obtain research positions in industry.

Graduate Contact

For questions related to the graduate program offerings in general, please contact

Dr. Deborah Drabick
Director of Graduate Studies