Connected Science Community and Psychology PhD Program
A new kind of PhD training
Conduct groundbreaking Psychology research and develop skills that open a vast set of future careers with the support of a cross-College PhD Community!
The Connected Science Community and Psychology PhD Program prepares students to become experts in research and teaching in psychology by offering a research-intensive curriculum and environment within a supportive community of faculty and students.
Students are apprentices in faculty laboratories and work closely with their faculty mentors throughout their time in the program. Research areas include behavioral neuroscience, cognition/cognitive neuroscience, perception, and social/personality—with crosscutting themes in health, affective science, and life span development.
You will be joining a graduate program that is committed to cultivating a culture of respect and collaboration where the contribution of each person is valued.
Participate in ground-breaking psychology research
How the Connected Science Community and Psychology PhD program works
Upon joining the Psychology PhD program, you will also join a Connected Science Community of PhD students across the College of Science. During the summer before your first year, you will participate in workshops to develop key skills, explore and utilize university resources, and learn about potential post-PhD careers, while also having the opportunity to begin lab rotations or thesis work.
During Fall semester of your first year, you will begin coursework and continue research in your department. Throughout your first year and beyond, you will continue your research while sustaining your Connected Science Community through seminars, workshops, and social activities.
In this unique PhD training program, you’ll:
– join a Community of PhD students across all College of Science departments, who learn from each other, collaborate, and draw on one other’s experience;
– develop Career and Core Skills and inside knowledge of the outstanding career opportunities open to PhD graduates;
– explore Cross-Disciplinary Research to help you solve pressing research challenges; and
– gain external Work Experience – an integral part of your training, with many opportunities.
A Culture of Respect
We are building a college that is representative of society, with equity, inclusion and anti-racist policies as pillars of a connected community. Learn more about our commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice.Learn more
For the duration of their program, students receive full tuition scholarship, a graduate assistant position with stipend, and health insurance.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2022.
Bachelor’s Degree Entrance
Complete all courses and requirements listed here unless otherwise indicated.
- First-year paper
- Master’s proposal
- Master’s paper
- Master’s presentation
- Annual Review
- Dissertation committee
- Dissertation proposal
- Dissertation defense
- At least two assigned courses as teaching assistant
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
- 50 total semester hours required
- Minimum 3.000 GPA required
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