Psychology Graduate

The Right Choice

Study the human mind, brain and behavior with a focus in career preparation.

Our programs offer graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree. You will be able to explore individual interests within the broad areas of psychology. 


Disaster Mental Health Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate is intended to prepare mental health professionals to serve their communities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disaster, terrorist attacks and public health emergencies.

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Master of Arts (M.A.)

The M.A. in Psychology is not offered as a terminal degree. It is earned in the process of completing the Ph.D. degree requirements in the Clinical and Human Factors Specializations. The exception to this is the M.A. earned as part of the joint JD/MA program and the M.A. (Plan B) and Accelerated B.A. or B.S./M.A. - only in the Human Factors specialization.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The program is designed to provide a strong theoretical base that can be readily applied to various working environments and to prepare students for careers in business, industry and government. Students can choose to specialize in Human Factors or Clinical Psychology.

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Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
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  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcript(s) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  4. Course in History & Systems of Psychology with a grade of B- or better
  5. Foundational knowledge in Affective, Biological/Physiological, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social aspects of behavior is required (Clinical Psychology specialization only) through either a.) course grades of B- or better OR the GRE Psychology Subject test (70th percentile or higher)
    1. Fall 2020 Applicants: If deficient in foundational coursework please notify Graduate Admissions of your plan to take the courses before matriculation or to take the GRE Psychology Subject test along with your application by Dec. 15. For more information, visit GRE Subject Test.
  6. Three letters of recommendation (two for M.A. Human Factors specialization)
    Letter of Recommendation Form
  7. Statement of Purpose
  8. Research Mentoring Preference Form (Clinical Psychology specialization only)
  9. Clinical Psychology applicants must submit a Supplemental Application
  10. Official copy of GRE General scores (Ph.D. only)
  11. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Psychology in the current graduate catalog.

Application Deadline

Clinical Psychology: December 15
Human Factors: February 15

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Savannah Peters

    Savannah Geske

    has won the Henry P. David Research Grant for her dissertation research.

  • Jill Morris and Christine Tirabassi


    Jill Morris and Christine Tirabassi are recipients of the Society for Community Research and Action mini grant.

  • Human Factors Students

    Human Factors and Ergonomics Chapter

    received the 2015 Outstanding Student Chapter Silver Award.