Psychological & Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences offers separate programs of study leading to the MA and PhD degrees. PhD students may apply to one of three programs: Brain, Behavior & Cognition; Clinical; or Developmental Science. Although each of the PhD programs is structured as a doctoral training program, students normally apply for an MA en route to the PhD. The terminal MA program emphasizes the contribution of psychologists and workers in related disciplines to the understanding of a variety of behavioral, cognitive, and societal issues. For more information on the department, please visit www.bu.edu/psych.

The faculty of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences have expertise in a wide array of research areas. There are significant opportunities for students to gain research experience in a number of different areas such as Child Cognition, Computational Neurophysiology, Developmental Behavior Genetics, Addiction, Cognitive Neurobiology, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Molecular Neurobiology and Behavior, Perceptual Neuroscience, Psycholinguistics, and Vision Sciences. The department’s affiliated research centers include the Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders and the Center for Memory & Brain. For a description of all faculty research projects, please visit our department’s research page for details.