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.

*Application deadlines are November 30th for Medical/Clinical Psychology, December 6th for Lifespan Developmental Psychology, and January 15th for Behavioral Neuroscience.  Highly-ranked applicants to all programs will be nominated for UAB Graduate Fellowships in the Arts and Sciences, which are intended to help attract individuals who show exceptional promise in research and scholarship.  These fellowships offer an annual stipend of $32,000 plus tuition and fees, and are granted for two years, contingent on satisfactory progress and department recommendation. Awardees will be notified by March 1, 2015.  Additional information regarding student support is available on the individual program web pages (see links to the left).