Graduate Program

Incoming class of 2016! 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. The list of faculty who will be accepting new students the following year is announced around October, i.e. October 2016 for FS2017 entrance. Applicants may select up to 3 faculty mentors to list on their department application, which is one component of a complete application package. 

If you have additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, and/or contact the Graduate Student Services office by phone at 573-882-0838, or email