Graduate Program

The Department of Psychology accepts applications for admissions to graduate study for only the fall term each year. The application becomes available in October through the Graduate College website. The application deadline for all applicants is December 15.


Our graduate Ph.D. program provides concentrations of study in three distinct, but interactive, areas: Clinical Psychology; Cognition and Neural Systems (CNS) and Social Psychology. We also offer three unique interdisciplinary minors that are open to graduate students from all disciplines: Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology (EEP)Health Psychology; and Neuropsychology.  

We also collaborate with the College of Law to provide a joint Ph.D. & J.D. Program.  Students interested in this program should apply to both the College of Law and to one of the three program areas in psychology.

While our graduate programs vary in specific contents and research methods, they all share basic goals that are compatible with our philosophy of providing students with outstanding science-centered education and indepth research training to prepare the next generation of leaders in science and society.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Graduate Program Brochure