Jan 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology (Brain and Behavior) PhD

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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.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements detailed in Admission Requirements and Procedures , applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Official GRE scores
  2. Statement of Purpose - Refer to the instructions found in the online application. 
  3. CV/Résumé
  4. 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.

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

In addition to the requirements detailed in General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information , students must pass a criminal background check prior to enrollment. 

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