Psychology Graduate Programs

The mission of the Psychology graduate programs is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and intellectual habits required for successful careers in research, teaching, and professional service. Students may specialize in Behavioral Neuroscience, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, or Medical/Clinical Psychology. All Psychology graduate students study core substantive areas of psychological science as well as more specific areas in their specialization. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, our graduate students

  • conduct research,
  • publish in highly respected journals,
  • seek and receive extramural grant funding,
  • participate in national and international conferences,
  • actively participate in scientific and professional organizations,
  • teach, and
  • provide professional service,

as appropriate for their specialization and career goals.

Our graduate programs are integral to the Department's dual missions of scientific discovery and application of scientific knowledge for the benefit of all people. Please consult the links to the left for further information on specific programs.

*Students applying for one of the PhD programs by January 15, 2015 will be considered for the UAB Graduate Fellow in the Arts and Sciences award. This prestigious fellowship offers an annual stipend of $32,000 per year, plus tuition and fees, and honors applicants to PhD programs in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences who show exceptional promise in research and scholarship. Awardees will be notified by March 1, 2015. Fellowships typically are granted for two years, contingent on satisfactory progress and department recommendation.