The School is one of the few departments of psychology in the nation located in a college of science, so the department’s focus on science and technology comes naturally. The School of Psychology does not admit students for a terminal masters program. Rather, all students are admitted with the expectation of pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology.
The School grants doctoral degrees in the following five areas:
- Cognition and Brain Science
- Cognitive Aging
- Engineering Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Quantitative Psychology
The graduate curricula in all five programs share a core curriculum in general psychology and quantitative methods. Most students require three calendar years to complete course requirements and thesis for the master's degree. The doctoral program consists of additional coursework, programs of individual study, and research culminating in the dissertation. Most students entering the program with a bachelor's degree require at least five years to complete a doctoral degree.
The School of Psychology also offers an interdisciplinary PhD program in Quantitative BioSciences and interdisciplinary MS program in Human Computer Interaction.