Jamie Longwell
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
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Application Deadlines:

Clinical Psychology Training Program December 1, 2014 (includes joint applications to clinical and law-psychology programs)

All other programs December 15, 2014 (Developmental, Law-Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, Social and Cognitive) 

Department of Psychology Interview Weekend is February 20-22, 2015. The individual programs have different policies about whether in-person or telephone interviews are recommended or required. Please contact program directors or watch the web site for specific details. Interviews are by invitation only, following review of the applications. We typically extend invitations to attend Interview Weekend about one month prior to the weekend.


We offer programs in graduate study that:


  • emphasize the development of research and teaching excellence
  • establish collegial partnerships between students and faculty
  • develop cross-fertilization of ideas between specializations in the context of a rigorous, but flexible, training program

Program areas are small enough to offer individual attention to each graduate student yet large enough to provide a broadly-based foundation for research and scholarship.

Graduate students quickly become involved in the department's diverse research activities, teaching opportunities, applied practica and internships, and governance processes.



Graduate Study is concentrated in these six areas:
Area Advisor
Clinical Dr. David Hansen
Examples of Program of Study Emphasis include clinical and experimental psychopathology, family and relationship violence, forensic psychology, mental health policy, and treatment process and outcome
Cognitive and Quantitative Dr. Lesa Hoffman Research opportunities in human information processing and/or quantitative methodology
Developmental Dr. Lisa Crockett Offered in collaboration with the faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Teachers College
Law-Psychology Dr. Rich Wiener Under the dual sponsorship of the Department of Psychology and the College of Law
Neuroscience and Behavior Dr. Ming Li Emphasis on animal behavior, behavioral pharmacology, and behavioral neuroscience with research interests in animal cognition and intelligence, bird song, drug addiction, and animal models of mental disorders
Social and Cognitive Dr. Sarah Gervais Research opportunities in social processes and/or human information processing.