Graduate Program

Overview
The Department of Psychological Sciences offers a doctoral program (PhD) with emphases in:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Quantitative Psychology
  • Social/Personality Psychology
  • Dual Emphasis in Child Clinical and Developmental Psychology

The department also offers a graduate minor in Psychological Statistics and Methods.

All emphasis areas offer broad empirical and theoretical training with a research emphasis. Full-time doctoral students are admitted to the program once a year in the Fall semester.

In addition to the PhD program, The Department of Psychological Sciences offers an MA in Applied Psychometrics. This is the only terminal MA the department offers.

Our program uses a mentorship model where graduate student candidates are selected by and train under a specific faculty member. Students interested in our program should review faculty member's research interests to see who is a match to their own interests and experience. Applicants may select up to 3 faculty mentors to list on their department application, which is one component of a complete application package. 

Incoming Class of 2017

Questions? 
If you have additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, and/or contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dennis Miller at millerden@missouri.edu.

MU Psych Sci Nanxi Xu

"Graduate school is tough. Classes are harder. Things happen faster, and people expect more. However, I'm blessed to have an amazing mentor and the whole developmental division who supports me through this process." - Developmental Graduate Student Nanxi Xu