The goal of the Psychology Department’s doctoral program is to familiarize students with the theories and methods of psychology in their own and other specialties, so they will be able to make original contributions in research, teaching, and applied work.
The Ph.D. is a research and scholarly degree, and it is expected that students will be engaged in research throughout their graduate program. The ultimate goal of the graduate curriculum is to enable students to formulate interesting research questions and to put those questions to adequate empirical test. Therefore, student research is a basic and integral component of graduate work.
The research areas of study include:
For further information and resources, please select a topic link to the right.
Links to Doctoral Program documents:
- Doctoral Student Handbook (Fall 2018)
- Guide to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Fall 2018)
- Faculty Research Projects and Interests (updated April 5 2019)
- Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
Links of potential interest: