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.