Psychological & Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences offers programs of study leading to the MA and PhD degrees. PhD students may apply to one of three areas of study: Brain, Behavior & Cognition; Clinical; or Developmental Science. The one-year MA program provides the flexibility to study a variety of areas in psychology, building on a common foundation of scientific methodologies, and to examine the application of psychology to various behavioral, cognitive, and societal issues. For more information on the department, please visit

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.