The psychology department offers a Ph.D. program that covers a wide spectrum of contemporary behavioral science within a close-knit community of faculty and students. The program offers four distinct areas of experimental emphasis: behavioral neuroscience, cognition, perception, and social/personality. In addition, individual faculty members frequently pursue other, not easily classifiable, experimental interests.
The objective of the Ph.D. program is to prepare students to become colleagues in research and teaching in psychology. To accomplish this goal, the department takes a mentoring approach whereby the graduate students are apprentices in faculty laboratories, working closely with their faculty mentors throughout their time in the program.
Further information about the Ph.D. program can be found in the College of Science Graduate Programs Psychology Booklet. (Note that our department does not offer graduate training in clinical, counseling, or school psychology. Counseling and applied educational psychology programs are offered through Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences.)