The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with an emphasis in Brain and Behavior is for those who are planning careers as researchers and educators in academic settings and researchers in nonacademic settings. All students are expected to (1) gain understanding of the fundamental areas of psychology (2) acquire a high level of sophistication in statistics, experimental design, data analysis, psychological measurement and quantitative methods, and (3) gain expertise and conduct research in a specialized area of study.
Statement of Purpose - Refer to the instructions found in the online application.
Three Letters of Recommendation
New students are admitted only for the fall semester. Applications received by March 1 each year will receive a full review for the following fall cohort. A student may be invited to come to campus for a personal interview as part of the application process.
The School of Psychology values diversity; members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.