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Graduate Programs


The goal of our graduate program is to provide Ph.D. candidates with a strong foundation in psychology as a discipline, in-depth knowledge of their chosen field, and research experiences that will allow them to make a unique contribution to science and society. 


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 two unique interdisciplinary minors that are open to graduate students from all disciplines: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine; and Neuropsychology. 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 in-depth research training to prepare the next generation of leaders in science and society.

Dual Degree Option »

We 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.

World-Class Research

The University of Arizona (UArizona) is the leading public research university in the American Southwest, and is ranked among the top 20 public universities nationwide with more than $761 million in research activity. UArizona is the state's only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Our researchers continue to forge innovative pathways, form powerful collaborations and make remarkable discoveries.

Faculty Mentorship & Research Interests

Mentoring is at the heart of graduate education in science. In May 2019 our faculty voted to endorse an aspirational statement on high-quality mentoring. In many ways, it's a statement of our shared values and the specific behaviors that we believe constitute high-quality mentorship.

Statement on Faculty Mentorship FACULTY RESEARCH INTERESTS

Graduate Degrees & Minors