Our department follows a student-focused, mentorship-based model for training students in psychological science. The major emphasis of our graduate program is research and students gain strong training in statistics and methodology.
- Financial Support - We provide financial support--including a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance--to all incoming students.
- Diversity & Inclusion - The department is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity. We celebrate diversity and encourage cutting-edge diversity science
- Student Success - Graduates are found in faculty and post-doctoral positions, clinical practice and industrial and government research.
Graduate training is divided into five broad areas.
- Clinical Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Social/Personality Psychology
- Cognition and Neuroscience
- Quantitative Psychology
An intensive experience in advanced training lies ahead for students choosing a professional career in psychology. This training will be different from that experienced as an undergraduate student. More self-direction will be expected and independent study will become more important. On the other hand, rewards are also greater: satisfaction from demonstrating scholarly ability, discovery through research, and the construction of a firm academic foundation for a productive career. These will amply compensate for the effort, enthusiasm and maturity which are necessary for obtaining a graduate degree.
Andrea Wycoff is a graduate student in the Clinical Training Area and earned a predoctoral grant for her research on identifying the predictors and consequences of alcohol and marijuana use in daily life.
Kaitlin Sheerin is receiving the Student Research Award from the Family and Parenting Division of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She will be giving an invited presentation, "A long-term evaluation of the theory of change for multisystemic therapy with serious juvenile offenders," at the annual ABCT convention in November.